The Special Collections Blog brings you news of developments, exhibitions and events in Special Collections. Treasures from our collections are also highlighted.

October in the Palm House

If you have ever wandered through the Palm House in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, you may have come across this hanging

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A Literary Treasure – “The Belfast Group”

About the Group Philip Hobsbaum (1932-2005) was a lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at Queen’s University Belfast between 1962

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Crying for Elysium: stories, poems, essays

  “The primary impulse of the artist springs, I fancy, from discontent, and his art is a kind of crying

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New digital exhibition on Simms medical texts

Special Collections and Archives at Queen’s University Belfast holds a wide array of early medical works and medical history. Many

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Newly digitised: The Journal of Patrick Lynch

We are delighted to present the newest addition to Digital Special Collections & Archives: The Journal of Patrick Lynch. This

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Research and Special Collections Available Locally (RASCAL)

The RASCAL database offers researchers a pathway to Irish Studies resources throughout Ireland and beyond. It contains neat summary descriptions

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Sonorities Festival Belfast

Our new display celebrates the history of Sonorities Festival Belfast the city’s longest running festival of contemporary music. First billed as

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The Memory of the Russian Revolution

 An Empire in Transition The week beginning the 6th of November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the  beginning of

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Archive Box with folders and documents

New Materials on Irish Victims of Stalinist Terror donated to Special Collections

We are delighted to announce that Dr Barry McLoughlin (University of Vienna) has generously donated further materials relating to our

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Victorian Children’s Illustrators

The late C19 – early C20 period is commonly regarded as “The Golden Age” of children’s illustrated books and our

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