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

Victorian Children’s Illustrators

The late C19 – early C20 period is commonly regarded as “The Golden Age” of children’s illustrated books and our

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“Read all about it!” Notes on an Annotated 18th Century Newspaper Collection at Armagh Public Library

Dr Michael O’Connor of QUB Special Collections reflects on an idiosyncratic Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Collection Recently, I had the good fortune

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Picture of old and new display cases

Best case scenario!

As you may have noticed from our Twitter feed (or, indeed if you’ve been working on Floor One of the

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“Hillier called…”: A Glimpse at Sir Robert Hart’s Papers in 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

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9. Kenneth Branagh in Much Ado About Nothing (1993). ©MGM and Park Circus

‘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

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The Art of French Crime Fiction Display

The Art of French Crime Fiction

  Our new display, curated by Dr Dominique Jeannerod (School of Modern Languages), features an exhibition devoted to classic French

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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

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Presenting work from the final year module Digital Textualities and the History of the Book

A rather different blog post from usual this time, as we team up with Dr. Stephen Kelly from the School

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Heaney Manuscripts MS 20

First published in 1999, Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf achieved both critical acclaim and commercial

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Comintern Collection MS 57

Between 1993 and 1995, two Irish academics – Dr Barry McLoughlin (University of Vienna, Austria) and Dr Emmet O’Connor (University

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