2021 is the ‘anno dantesco’, commemorating the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. To mark the start of our celebrations here in Manchester, Dr Guyda Armstrong of the Italian Department writes about the new collection of manuscripts and early printed editions from the Rylands which we’ve made available in Manchester Digital Collections.
It’s International Women’s Day and Ceri in the Visitor Engagement Team highlights a project by Dr Rebecca Whiteley, Shreeve Fellow in the History of Medicine, for its collaborative and engaging approach to research. Rebecca’s interest in the visual culture of pregnancy and midwifery of the 1800s has led her to investigate the Library’s extraordinary medical collection. Join us on a whistle-stop tour of the project!