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‘The price of blood’ : Frederick Douglass speaks to Scotland TAGS: | | | | A guest post for Black History Month by Eleanor Rideout, IS Helpdesk Assistant Noted African-American anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass had embarked on a tour of Ireland and Great Britain, reaching …Continue reading →

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Jewish Studies Collections at New College Library : nineteenth and twentieth centuries TAGS: | | | | | | | The British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh at New College today covers a wide range of topics under its theme of ‘Jews on the Move’ including the theme of …Continue reading →

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The women behind New College Library TAGS: | | If you visit New College Library today, International Women’s Day, women might seem  hard to find amongst the portraits and busts of Thomas Chalmers and John Knox, and the shelves filled with …Continue reading →

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‘Edinburgh’s Guilty Avenues’ : horrible histories from the New College Library Archives TAGS: | | | A guest post from Eleanor Rideout, New College Library Helpdesk Assistant The grisly find of a letter written in William Burke’s blood, on show as part of this weekend’s Festival …Continue reading →

Tackling a Library time capsule : The Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Regular visitors to New College Library have probably walked past the Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library many times. It sits in custom made glazed bookcases, which are sited on the …Continue reading →

Cataloguing Christ’s Second Coming TAGS: | | | | We’re delighted that the cataloguing of nearly 500 items held in the Shaw Collection on the Catholic Apostolic Church at New College Library, is now complete. While further research is …Continue reading →

Hymnology Collections : Ravenscroft’s Book of Psalms TAGS: | | | | | A guest post from Oreste de Tommasso, one of the Funk Project Cataloguers at New College Library. This item, an edition of the Whole Book of Psalmes, was recently catalogued as …Continue reading →

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Piping treasure on display in ‘The Piper’s Whim’ Exhibition TAGS: | | | | | | Currently on display at St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh is an instruction book on the bagpipe  (in Gaelic Pibroch, or, Ceol mor, or, literally, Big music) from New College Library’s Gaelic Collection. …Continue reading →

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Science and religion : a natural history #ILW2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Innovative Learning week kicks off at New College Library with a chance to see some of the scientific books in New College Library’s Special Collections and find out where they …Continue reading →

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Walking with Angels? Exploring Death in Modern Scotland TAGS: | | | | | | | | There are still places available at the forthcoming conference on Death in Modern Scotland , 1855: beliefs, attitudes and practices at the School of Divinity, New College Edinburgh, on 1-3 …Continue reading →

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Collections

Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and...
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