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 ›
Guest post by Sophie Sterling, an M.Litt Art History student on placement in Special Collections researching Reformation-era illustrations in our early printed books Fear is exciting, the grim is fascinating. Nothing’s more fun than a cataclysmic bloodbath of Biblical proportions, and the… 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 ›
What can a battered old copy of Pilgrim’s Progress tell us about how books were printed in the past?
When you look at an old printed book you’re not really looking at a single book but a series of smaller ‘booklets’ joined together. Books weren’t printed one page at a time but on large sheets of paper subsequently folded… Read More ›