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Life as a Student Assistant in Special Collections

Danielle Blee I had decided to begin my Master’s degree amid the Covid-19 pandemic and at the time, hadn’t been

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An image of the Special Collections Reading Room

Special Collections Reading Room – additional opening times

Visitors can now book appointments to consult Special Collections and Archives material Monday to Saturday. From Monday 6th December 2021,

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Family photograph, Brazier, Holmström, Tours

After the Siege

Andrew Hillier uncovers the story behind a family photograph taken in Scotland, one year after the lifting of the Siege

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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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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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