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Spam celebrates 80th anniversary

A household staple, born in challenging times, spam has gone on to become an enduring brand and a cultural icon.

The canned pork product was developed by the Hormel Foods Corporation in Minnesota. Spam quickly expanded globally, driven by its wartime use.  It has also found its own enduring place in the British diet and imagination.

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Posted on: Tuesday, 11th July 2017
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Boots launches online archive catalogue

Boots has launched its online archive catalogue meaning researchers can now begin to explore the heritage collections held by the UK's leading pharmacy retailer. As part of a project generously funded by the Wellcome Trust, the first tranche of records is now available. It will be followed by further releases each May over the next four years. Browse the catalogue using the following link:

Posted on: Sunday, 11th June 2017
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ABH 2017 conference

The Association of Business Historians 2017 Conference will be hosted by the Centre for Business History in Scotland, University of Glasgow and will be held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow on 29th June to 1st July 2017.  The theme for the conference will be "The Human Factor in Business History".

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Posted on: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
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EOGAN Conference 2017: Transition in Energy History

The 8th conference of the European Oil & Gas Archives Network will be held in Paris on 1st - 2nd June. Transition in Energy History will explore a number of topics with speakers ranging from academics, archivists and historians from Europe and beyond including from Total, Shell, Paris-Sorbonne University, the University of Aberdeen, the Norwegian Petroleum Museum and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Archive,

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Posted on: Thursday, 30th March 2017
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Bodleian acquires Oxford shoemaker’s ledgers

The premises of Ducker & Son Ltd was an Oxford landmark until its closure in 2016. Now the Bodleian Library has acquired a run of their ledgers between 1910 and 1963. These contain the details of a number of titled and other distinguished customers, including literary figures such as JRR Tolkien and Evelyn Waugh. For further information on this significant acquisition, follow the link below.


Posted on: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
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