Cricket may not be the first sport you’d think to associate with Glasgow. But, perhaps surprisingly, the city has close links with the game dating back two centuries; in fact people were putting bat to ball on Glasgow Green back in… 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 is a guest blog post by Nelly Ullmann and Tugce Tuerk. We, that’s Nelly and Tugce, are German students from the Media University of Stuttgart who have been doing an internship for 6 months at the University of Glasgow Library…. 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 ›