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

Online Exhibition – The Edward Bunting Collection

Special Collections is delighted to present a new exhibition on The Edward Bunting Collection. The exhibition celebrates this major collection

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Newly Digitised: Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland, 1609

IntroductionWe are delighted to share the newest addition to Digital Special Collections & Archives: Maps of the Escheated Counties of

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Remembering Bunting Festival 2020

Dún Uladh have organised another excellent weekend of FREE events for the Remembering Bunting Festival 2020. Once again we are

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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Then I’ll begin…

This seasonal blog was written by Ivona Coghlan, Borrower Services, QUB The long dark nights are the best time to

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Ulster Scots texts online – a collaboration

Ulster University in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster-Scots Agency have created an online digital collection of Ulster-Scots

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Illustration from In the State of Denmark

Edith Somerville – Illustrating her Travels

Special Collections has published a number of original drawings by the celebrated writer and artist Edith Somerville (1858-1949) on our

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Restricted Access to Special Collections Materials: for 3 weeks from Monday 11 November 2019

Due to  the installation of the new fire suppression system at Special Collections & Archives we must modify service operations

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Celebrating Gender History at Queen’s University: An exhibition honouring the career of Professor Mary O’Dowd

“Natalie Zemon Davs described women’s history as being essentially about asking the question ‘and what about the women?’ of all

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Portrait of Mary Seacole

The life, and public memory, of Mary Seacole (1805-1881)

Mary Seacole [née Grant] (1805–1881) is best known as the nurse who, after trying unsuccessfully to join Florence Nightingale’s group

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Transition Skills and Widening Participation @QUBLibrary

As part of its support and outreach activities the Library at Queen’s has been involved in a number of recent

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