Blog post by Wiktoria Muryn, MLitt Renaissance Art History student on placement in Special Collections. There are many historical myths about the medieval period. We have all heard stories of the strictly devout society, despotic rulers and the daily grime… Read More ›
This category was used for posts created by special collections staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.
Entertainment is an awkward word to define, the main difficulty being, that some fail to appreciate what others call entertainment. – Marcia Mackeand, QMU Convener of Entertainments 1961-62. (DC240/5/2/6) Since its foundations in 1890, the Queen Margaret Union has offered students… Read More ›
March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day that celebrates the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women worldwide. This year’s campaigning theme is Be Bold For Change, so we thought it appropriate to showcase some of the University’s… Read More ›
B is for… The ‘B’ section of Hunter’s library catalogue provides a good example of the mix of medical and non-medical books Hunter collected. Among medical authors we find members of the Danish medical dynasty, the Bartholins [Caspar the Elder (1585-1629),… Read More ›
This blog post is by Rose Z. King, a voluntary intern in Special Collections, who worked on the Venetian Renaissance prints, drawings and illustrated books in Scottish Collections project. The current foyer display on level 12 of the Library is… Read More ›