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

Queen’s and Queen Victoria

The Queen’s Colleges in Ireland In this bicentenary year of the birth of Queen Victoria, on 24 May 1819, it

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Jewish Heritage in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is an increasingly multicultural society today, but as a country so strongly associated with Christian denominational conflict, the

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Maps and Atlases in Special Collections: An Overview

About the Collections Special Collections holds 3 core map collections. Ewart Map Collection The Ewart Map Collection, ca 1567-1896, houses

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In Search of Sir Robert Hart; from Portadown to China

With thanks to Katie Leeper, who is undertaking an MA in Public History at Queen’s University Belfast, for this guest

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‘Dear Mother, Dear Father’: Legation Letters Home

The following guest blog post is by Dr. Andrew Hillier, Honorary Research Associate, University of Bristol. A trunkful of papers

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LGBT History Month: Gay Rights in Belfast and Beyond by Emma Reisz, Nadine Gilmore and Tom Hulme

Just two years ago, in 2017, the Police Service of Northern Ireland marched in the city’s LGBT Pride Parade for

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Newly digitised: The Memoirs of Arthur O’Neill

We are delighted to present the newest addition to Digital Special Collections & Archive: The Memoirs of Arthur O’Neill (MS4/14/1).

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Remembering Bunting Festival, 8-10th February 2019

We were delighted to be asked by Dún Uladh to participate in the Remembering Bunting Festival this year. A weekend of

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Persian Treasures

The following guest blog post is by Mandana Mashayekhi Ghoyonloo, a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Newcastle University.  The

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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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