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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

Iron gall ink in the Edward Thomas manuscripts and its conservation at Glamorgan Archives

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

A Century of Poetry: National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo)

1 April 2017

National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo) begins today! We’ll be providing poetry prompts throughout April, to encourage writers everywhere to write one poem each day in response to the work of Edward Thomas, a poet who fought in the First … Continue reading

Hidden Histories and Secret Voices by Catherine Paula Han

22 February 2017

Join us at Special Collections and Archives on March the 8th for our free event to celebrate International Women’s Day Celebrate International Women’s Day by discovering women’s hidden histories and secret voices in Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives. The … Continue reading

Edward Thomas 100: celebrating a poetic legacy in April 2017

14 February 2017

One of our most fascinating collections relates to the life and work of a poet – Edward Thomas, who was killed in action during the First World War, exactly one hundred years ago, in April 1917. Edward Thomas made a … Continue reading

Exhibition review: Tennyson’s Women

25 January 2017

This guest post comes from Lauren Evetts, Literature MA student in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy. Tennyson, Tennyson…. Where to begin?! I had just finished the taught element of a module about King Arthur in the 19th and … Continue reading