Guest blog by Maria Soroniati, MLitt History of Art student on placement in Archives & Special Collections. Entering the “backstage” of a library is a lot like entering a new world. At least, this was my impression as I walked… Read More ›
Archives and Special Collections
This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.
Mrs McLintock’s Receipts for Cookery and Pastry-Work: Looking at Scotland’s Early Culinary History
Guest blog by Charlotte Holmes. Charlotte recently completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, in which she discussed domestic medicine in early modern Scotland. Charlotte is interested in the relationship between food and medicine in this period as well… Read More ›
The Arte of Faire Writing
Guest blog by Sebastian Verweij, Senior Lecturer in Late-Medieval and Early Modern English Literature. ‘[I]n 2022 I managed at last to spend two happy weeks in the Level 12 reading room during April and August. My project revolved around Scottish manuscripts, and more particularly’
Dishes for the Sickroom: Invalid Recipes from Glasgow’s Culinary Collections
Guest blog by Lindsay Middleton, fourth year PhD researcher across the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow. The connections between food and health are even more longstanding than the formal use of medicine. In previous centuries, there were no distinctions… Read More ›
Visualizing Collation in the Hunterian Manuscript Collection
Guest blog by Dot Porter, University of Glasgow Library Research Fellow. My name is Dot Porter and I’m the Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. In 2020 I was awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship at the… Read More ›
Building our partnership with the University of the West Indies
This International Archives Day we celebrate the work of our colleagues at the University of the West Indies at their Cave Hill Campus. In May we spent a week with them learning about the archive and records systems in the… Read More ›
Scrapbooking Old English with Edwin Morgan – ‘the nerves must sometimes tingle and the skin flush’.
Guest blog post by Dr Francesca Brooks, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of York with the Department of English and Related Literature, and University of Glasgow Library Research Fellow In the preface to his 1952 translation of Beowulf,… Read More ›
David Murray Book Collecting prize 2022: the winners!
Many thanks to everyone who entered the 2022 competition. It was great fun reading your entries and each student this year had a passionate story to tell about their personal collecting journey. From a highly competitive field, we invited four… Read More ›
Edwin Morgan: MSLC 2022 – ‘a giant whose footprint can be found throughout Glasgow’
A guest blog post by Annie McCoid, from the Memorialising Scottish Literature & Culture placement, working on MS Morgan G/11-12 in Archives and Special Collections Archives & Special Collections at the University of Glasgow is home to a wide range… Read More ›
Edwin Morgan: MSLC 2022 – ‘literature is half words, half life’
A guest blog post by Laura MacDonald, from the Memorialising Scottish Literature & Culture placement, working on MS Morgan G/7-8 in Archives and Special Collections Over the course of five weeks, I had the pleasure of cataloguing boxes 7 and… Read More ›