Meet our Chevening British Library Fellows 2023-24

The Chevening British Library Fellowship is a collaboration between the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the British Library, offering international experts a year-long professional project-based placement.

Myo Thant Linn

‘As a Chevening Fellow from Myanmar at the British Library this year, I will be cataloging the Shan language manuscripts and print publications in the library collections.’

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Djibril Drame

‘I have a PhD on Soninke Islamic manuscripts from the Centre for the Studies of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg. Before coming to London, I was a researcher on the German-Mali Ajami project based in Bamako. As part of my fellowship, I will be leading a crowdsourcing project related to Malian manuscripts. I speak Soninke, Bambara, French, English and Arabic.

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