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

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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Black History Month: Library resources for the history of slavery

To mark Black History Month we will be showcasing some key sources in the display area, situated in the ground

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Newly digitised: The Memoirs of Arthur O’Neill (MS 4/46, or ‘The First Rough Draft’)

We are delighted to present the newest addition to Digital Special Collections & Archives: The Memoirs of Arthur O’Neill (MS

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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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