Posts tagged with ‘manuscripts and special collections’

Child readers and their books in nineteenth-century Britain

Colin Heywood, Emeritus Professor of Modern French History at the University of Nottingham, focuses on the society and culture in which children were raised in the 19th century.

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Invisible storytellers: Cinderella, Pinocchio and the remarkable role of translators in the history of British children’s literature

It is easy to forget the role of a translator in producing English versions of many children’s tales. In this talk, Gillian Lathey introduces some of these invisible storytellers and pays homage to their neglected craft.

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The uses of fairy tales: enchanting ideologies and radical transformations

Rachel Palfreyman, Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, discusses how fairy tales have been interpreted.

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From Rags to Witches: The grim tale of children’s stories

Using original archives and rare books from the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts & Special Collections, this exhibition will explore a range of children’s stories and traditional tales.

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Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands

Invade…immigrate…integrate… inspire. ‘Danelaw Saga’ tells the tale of how the Vikings shaped the East Midlands: The exhibition includes artefacts, maps and medieval documents from Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham and from regional museums.

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Collected Words: From the Literary Collections at the University of Nottingham

An exhibition of material from the literary archives and collections of printed books held by the University of Nottingham, highlighting the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures to be found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.

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Threads of Empire: Rule and resistance in colonial India c1740-1840

Seventy years after India gained independence, an exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts reveals the acts of resistance that shaped the British Empire in India, based on Manuscripts and Special Collections’s extensive archives on colonial India.

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From sorcery to super computers: the story of weather as told through a selection of treasures from The National Meteorological Archive

A free lunchtime talk in connection with Manuscripts and Special Collections’ latest exhibition, Weather Extremes: Making and breaking records in Nottinghamshire.

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Whom do we blame for the weather?

A free lunchtime talk in connection with Manuscripts and Special Collections’ latest exhibition, Weather Extremes: Making and breaking records in Nottinghamshire.

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Family Fun Day

Have a go at creating your own bird or bug mobile, design your own insect, try to solve our fiendishly difficult ‘muddle puzzles’ or learn more about Nottinghamshire’s famous naturalist with a guided tour of the Francis Willughby exhibition currently hosted by the Manuscripts and Special Collections department.

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