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

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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Byrhtferth's diagram of the cosmos

Ciphers, Codes and Notes: Crafting Knowledge in the Medieval and Modern Worlds

Visit our new online exhibition – Crafting, Codes and Notes: Crafting Knowledge in the Medieval and Modern Worlds This fascinating

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Studio portrait of Walter and Clare Hillier and Harry and Annie Hillier, England 1882

Music-making in the Customs Service

The following guest blog is by Dr. Andrew Hillier, Honorary Research Associate, University of Bristol. A personal letter from Robert

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Sir Robert Hart Brass Band

Hart’s Music Programmes

Researcher, Keith Robinson has written this blog on the music programme’s of Sir Robert Hart. Hart’s Music Programmes Online There

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Music in Hart’s China

The Sir Robert Hart Collection MS 15 includes many music programmes and handbills for public recitals and private soirées with

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Letters from Eva Price to Sir Robert Hart

We are pleased to add a new collection of correspondence from the Hart Collection MS 15 to Digital Special Collections

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