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

Clavicula Salomonis- The Key of Solomon (MS 27/10/20)

We’re delighted to have recently digitised and uploaded the library’s copy of the Clavicula Salomonis to our Digital Special Collections

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Image of MS 4/6/8 Caitlín Aramas. Máire Brún

Newly Digitised: MS 4/6 Manuscript Airs and Songs

We are delighted to share the newest addition to Digital Special Collections & Archives: MS 4/6 Manuscript Book of Airs

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McClay exhibition explores Second Reformation in pre-Famine Ireland

Guest post by Dr Ciarán McCabe (School of HAPP, Queen’s University Belfast). A new exhibition focusing on one of the

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Andrew Gibson: Jack of All Trades, Master of them All.

Andrew Gibson was born in the village of New Cumnock, Ayrshire, in south-west Scotland on 23 December 1841. He was

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Portrait of Ethel Smyth

Ethel Smyth: words and music

Image 1: Ethel Smyth in 1922. Image courtesy of the George Grantham Bain collection at the Library of Congress via

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Early Presbyterian Libraries and the Gamble Library

Many thanks to Joy Conkey, Librarian of the Gamble Library in Union Theological College, Belfast, for this guest blog. The

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A short case study of unaccompanied Jewish child refugees to Northern Ireland during the Second World War

Many thanks to Dr Pamela Linden Aveyard for her guest blog post in recognition of World Holocaust Day 2023, which

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‘A most proper verdict’ exhibition

The exhibition A most proper verdict, focusing on attitudes to crime and punishment in 19th-century Antrim, is currently on display

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Paul Nietsche

MS 75 Paul Nietsche Collection

The Collection The Nietsche Collection (MS 75) is a small but varied collection of mostly personal items belonging to Ukrainian artist

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Ken Saro-Wiwa with his hand in the air

Ken Saro-Wiwa Exhibition

To mark Black History Month, QUB Special Collections & Archives is delighted to host a travelling exhibition on the Ken

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