Category Archives: Special Collections

Viking Cork: A Case Study in Objects and Text

The River-side welcomes this guest post on Viking Cork from Liam O’Driscoll, a student on MA in History specialising in Medieval History. Liam completed his undergraduate degree at UCC in History and Archaeology. His research focuses on medieval cartography, medieval … Continue reading

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The Early History of Printing and Philanthropy in Cork

The River-side welcomes Garret Cahill’s guest post on the early history of printing and philanthropy in Cork. 2018 marks European Year of Cultural Heritage and, relatedly, the Jubilee of Johannes Gutenberg (c.1440-1468), the father of European printing, who died 550 … Continue reading

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HI6091: Work Placement in Special Collections

The River-side welcomes this guest post from Kate O’Brien and Donncdha Carroll, students on the 2016/2017 MA in Medieval History in UCC, that includes the HI6091: Skills in Medieval History module. HI6091 is taught by Dr Malgorzata  Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, recently selected for a President’s Award … Continue reading

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A Printed Pilgrimage

In conjunction with UCC’s Dept. of Geography, the Irish Research Council and UCC Library an exhibition on Modern Irish Pilgrimage: Journeys of Belief and Belonging is on display on Q floor, UCC Library. This post is the second of two … Continue reading

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Curating ‘Journeys of Belief and Belonging: Modern Irish Pilgrimage’

The River-side welcomes this guest post from Dr Richard Scriven, Dept. of Geography on his experience curating the exhibition ‘Journeys of Belief and Belonging: Modern Irish Pilgrimage’  as part of his Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship.  To listen to … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells: Image and Text / The Carpet Page

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History The Carpet Page In the Book of Kells, the carpet page on folio 33r is positioned opposite the miniature of Christ enthroned, folio 32v and followed by a blank folio 33v that in turn … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells: Image and Text / The Temptation of Christ

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History The Temptation of Christ The temptations of Christ are described in the Gospels of Mathew (4:1-11), Mark (1:12-13) and Luke (4:1-13). Following forty days of fasting in the desert, Christ is tempted by the … Continue reading

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