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Dante display and other events

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Last week saw the launch of a new UCL Special Collections display outside the Donaldson Reading Room entrance on the 1st floor of the Main Library. Dante’s Divine Comedy: Modern Visual Representations features a selection of printed materials inspired by the great medieval Italian poet’s literary masterpiece. Produced over 700 years ago, the Divine Comedy […]

‘The Lover’s Confession’: students research Confessio Amantis fragment

Monday, 23 April 2018

This post contributed by Calum Cockburn and Lauren Rozenberg. On the 8th and 9th December 2017, UCL Special Collections hosted the third workshop in the Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Fragment series (DEMMF), organised and taught jointly by UCL and Yale postgraduates students to twelve graduate students (the majority of whom are UCL-based). The […]

The Norris Photography Project

Monday, 09 April 2018

This is a guest post by Euan Guckian, UCL Special Collections volunteer. Over terms one and two this year I have had the opportunity to sort and catalogue the photograph collection of Arthur Norris for the Special Collections team. Norris was a railway engineer who, at the beginning of the twentieth century, spent several years […]