The David Murray Book Collecting Prize is now open to submissions from all current University of Glasgow students with an interest in collecting. This can consist of printed books, printed ephemera, manuscripts, photographic material, or a combination of these, with… Read More ›
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science: A Celebration of Glasgow University’s Women that Broke the Mould
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, an event recognised to encourage the development of women in an underrepresented industry. According to the United Nations, a study conducted in 14 countries states that, “the probability for… Read More ›
Did you know that the University of Glasgow used to be its own constituency? And that graduates got an extra vote? Today, as we commemorate the Centenary of the Act that first gave the vote to some women, University of… Read More ›
Guest blog post by Olivia Howarth, digital preservation trainee with the SCA Opening Up Scotland’s Archives programme. Over the past three weeks I’ve been undergoing a conservation project with the Archive’s conservator Ela, surveying embossing presses in the… Read More ›
As France celebrates le 14 juillet, the day which symbolically marks the beginning of the 1789 French Revolution, we turn to our International story to draw out French Connections in the University of Glasgow. Since its foundation in 1451 members… Read More ›
The second anniversary of the Wellcome Trust funded project, Digitisation of Mental Healthcare Archives, is almost here. The project team have produced over 250, 000 images of artefacts, documents, volumes, artworks and photographs from across the Gartnavel and Crichton collections…. Read More ›