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 ›
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 ›