Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) – anatomist, physician, man-midwife, and collector of books, specimens, and art – is a major figure of the eighteenth century and of the Enlightenment. Hunter left his library and the rest of his varied collections to… 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.
The 7th of January marks the University’s official Birthday, when Pope Nicholas V issued the Bull that granted the permission for our foundation! Since 2017 is the Scottish Government’s Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology we thought we would share… 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 ›