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

‘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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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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