Special Collections

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.

Brian Cox’s Russia

Further to my previous blog post, a new TV programme Brian Cox’s Russia will air on BBC2 Scotland tonight, Tuesday 18th April. In the documentary, Brian Cox will investigate the Scots who have made an impact on Russia’s history.  … Read More ›

From Dr Laing’s Library

Blog post by Becca Gauldie, an M.Sc Art History (Collecting and Provenance Studies in an International Context) student, on placement in Archives and Special Collections. My project has been to find and identify books which belonged to the antiquarian, and… Read More ›

The Humanist North

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 ›