Staff at the University of Glasgow Archives and Special Collections have identified a previously unknown book once owned by Scottish religious reformer John Knox. The large folio Latin and Hebrew Old Testament published in 1546 in Basel, Switzerland, appears to bear the… 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.
Archive Services and Special Collections wishes a warm welcome to all new and returning students. To celebrate the new academic year, we’ve created an exhibition based around our inspiring international connections. We hope their stories will get you inspired for… Read More ›
As book reviews go, the following is a bit of a stinker: “[B]arbarous arrangement of materials … [and] still more barbarous typographical execution. … It is hardly possible to conceive a book more rudely printed”1 This was the rather uncharitable… Read More ›
Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre continues to enchant modern readers for various reasons: its intriguing blend of realism and Gothic elements; the tumultuous central romance; its keen critiques of unfair social institutions; and the eponymous narrator’s original voice, which veers between… Read More ›
Guest blog post by Lynn Verschuren, Museum Studies project placement in Special Collections. Earlier this month, the University of Glasgow welcomed internationally renowned scholars in the fields of philosophy, literature, art history, linguistics and disability studies as part of the… 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 ›