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

Conflict Textiles at the McClay Library

Library Services is delighted to host the Conflict Textiles exhibition in the McClay Library. The exhibition was launched on the 24th of March

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International Women’s Day 2021 : Women in Leadership

The Library at Queen’s Research Showcase Áine Poland PhD Student, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics | apoland02@qub.ac.uk |

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021. Event 2: Guest Blog post by Cathryn McWilliams

Following the launch of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2021 with a guest lecture from Cathryn McWilliams, we are

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021. Event One: Guest Lecture by Cathryn McWilliams

Observed since 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) is: “A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of

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Sir Bruce Hart: Living it large in Lockdown

Our latest blog post comes courtesy of Lauren Browne, PhD reseacher in the School of History and student assistant at

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The Foundation and Early Development of Queen’s College Belfast, 1845-1850

In 2020 Queen’s is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its foundation as Queen’s College Belfast.  Queen’s College Belfast was founded

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Black History month 2020. Black history online: colonies, resettlement, identity

The history of black lives in the United Kingdom and Ireland is built upon Britain’s colonial past, the history of

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Black History Month 2020 : Black History online : Irish historical newspapers

Online historical archives present challenges as well as opportunities for the researcher. On the one hand, what is there not

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Decolonising the curriculum: sources for Black History at Queen’s

Access to material and knowledge is at the heart of what librarians do. In an age when we are surrounded

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George Benjamin Fentum, organist at Shanghai

Researcher, Keith Robinson has written this blog on the music programme’s of Sir Robert Hart. Saturday 29th May 1886 Shanghai.

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