An Expedition In Rare Books

My name is Arnoldia Pienaar. I am a student from South Africa. Last year, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Languages and Literary studies from North-West University in Potchefstroom. My two main subjects were English and French.

I have … …

From Nothing to Something

My name is Malin Ljungström, I am 23 years old and am originally from Stockholm Sweden.

I started my undergraduate studies within History and Literature at the University of Essex in England. The first two years of my undergraduate I … …

New Chapters in Old Books

My name is Úna Faller and I am currently studying in Besançon, France, in the Université de Franche-Comté. My Master’s course, alluring titled ‘Rare Books and Digital Humanities’,  seeks to combine the world of old, ancient and scarce books and … …

Les rêves réalisés

I’m a recovering marketing specialist seeking professional fulfillment through one of the only constants in my life—books. Libraries have always felt like home to me. As a super-duper normal kid growing up in a small, American town (with—I might add—a … …

From landmarks to books


“Standing on the shoulders of giants”

This phrase from Bernard of Chartres is a perfect metaphor for learning by reading.

My name is William. I have lived in Franche-Comté for almost twenty years but I was born in the north … …

From Beyrouth to Besançon

My interest in digital humanities started almost four years ago. After my work at the cataloging and metadata services departments of academic libraries in Beyrouth, American University of Beirut and Lebanese American University, I chose to join the master’s program

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It’s all in the history.

Hello et bonjour! My name is Maïa Céline Peterson, I am a French-American from California and have now found myself returning to my mother’s country to study books.

History has been my favorite subject and driving passion since childhood. At … …