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Exhibition: Collingwood Archive

9 May 2018

This exhibition explores the lives of the Collingwood family: four generations of influential artists and writers based in the Lake District. Their passions included art and art history, photography, archaeology, architecture, aviation, Icelandic studies, and philosophy. Launched on the first … Continue reading

Exhibition: Neighbourly Devils

13 March 2018

Don’t miss your last chance to see Neighbourly Devils, our exhibition on fairies and folklore in Wales! The exhibition will remain in Special Collections and Archives until 31 March, and can also be viewed online.  What exactly did the Puritan … Continue reading

Guest post: Conserving Edward Thomas’ herbarium

5 October 2017

The following post comes from Pamela Murray, an MSc Conservation Practice Student at Cardiff University and conservation volunteer at Glamorgan Archives. She has been working on the Edward Thomas Conservation project as a student conservator thanks to the generous support … Continue reading

Guest post: From rookie researcher to amateur archivist: my year in Special Collections

11 August 2017

This guest post is from recent English Literature graduate Anna Sharrard. Anna took part in modules closely aligned with Special Collections throughout her final degree year, and is now volunteering with us over the summer, creating our first Edward Thomas … Continue reading

Guest post: Paul E. E. Barbier and Cardiff University

18 July 2017

This guest post comes from Pip Bartlett, undergraduate in French and Italian in the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University. Pip is currently working on a CUROP project to catalogue the Barbier family archive. I have been very keen … Continue reading

Guest post: John Taylor the Water Poet: animating the archive

13 July 2017

This guest post comes from Dr Johann Gregory, Teacher of English Literature and Research Associate at Cardiff University. The rare books in Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives have held an important place in the development of my research. As I … Continue reading

Guest post: The Barbier family and World War One

10 July 2017

This guest post comes from Pip Bartlett, undergraduate in French and Italian in the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University. In this blog post, I will be sharing some of my discoveries about the Barbier family and their involvement … Continue reading

Guest post: The Barbier family: an introduction

4 July 2017

This guest post comes from Pip Bartlett, undergraduate in French and Italian in the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University. Having just completed my third year abroad at l’Université de Genève, Switzerland, and l’Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy, … Continue reading

Guest post: Iron gall ink in the Edward Thomas manuscripts

4 May 2017

The following post is courtesy of Pamela Murray, an MSc Conservation Practice Student at Cardiff University and conservation volunteer at Glamorgan Archives. She has been working on the Edward Thomas Conservation project as a student conservator thanks to the generous … Continue reading

Edward Thomas 100: Exhibition launch

7 April 2017

A frustrated writer, suffocated by family life, and crippled by depression and self-doubt, Edward Thomas (1878-1917) found his personal and literary salvation as a soldier in the First World War. ​In 2017, Cardiff University, holder of the world’s largest archive … Continue reading