Category Archives: Manuscript Collections

New Materials on Irish Victims of Stalinist Terror donated to Special Collections

We are delighted to announce that Dr Barry McLoughlin (University of Vienna) has generously donated further materials relating to our Comintern Papers (MS 57). The focus of this second tranche of material is on Irish victims of Stalinist terror in … Continue reading

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“Hillier called…”: A Glimpse at Sir Robert Hart’s Papers in the Special Collections, Queen’s University, Belfast

About the author: Andrew Hillier is a mature student at the University of Bristol, having spent most of his career as a practising barrister. He hopes that his Ph.D. is nearing completion. We’re very grateful to our guest blogger, Andrew, … Continue reading

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‘Shakespeare Lives through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen’ Exhibition

‘Shakespeare Lives through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen’ is on display in the Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) Foyer until 31 May 2016. The exhibition features rarely seen artefacts from the Sir Kenneth Branagh Archive (MS 41) in Special Collections, … Continue reading

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Internship at Special Collections

For our latest blog post, we’re handing over the reins to QUB Medieval History MA Student Mark Brink, who spent two months of last Semester working with the team in Special Collections as part of his Public History Internship Module. … Continue reading

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Heaney Manuscript Collection (MS 20)

First published in 1999, Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success.  Beowulf: A New Translation won Heaney his second Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 2000[1] and the volume … Continue reading

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MS 57 (Comintern Papers)

MS 57 (Comintern Papers) Between 1993 and 1995, two Irish academics – Dr Barry McLoughlin (University of Vienna, Austria) and Dr Emmet O’Connor (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland) – were quick to take advantage of unprecedented access to c. 60 … Continue reading

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