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This podcast series is for the curious mind. Take a closer look at the Queen’s College Library's impressive collection through its eclectic exhibitions. Each episode features the recording of a talk associated with the Library's latest exhibition.

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This podcast series is for the curious mind. Take a closer look at the Queen’s College Library's impressive collection through its eclectic exhibitions. Each episode features the recording of a talk associated with the Library's latest exhibition.

    • video
    Sensing the Sacred: The Materiality and Aurality of Religious Texts

    Sensing the Sacred: The Materiality and Aurality of Religious Texts

    Laetitia Pilgrim, a final year history student at Queen's, gives a talk to accompany her exhibition at The Queen's college. The exhibition has been curated by an undergraduate, Laetitia Pilgrim, a final year history student. It invites a moment’s pause, using objects usually hidden within the shelves of the Special Collections Library of Queen’s to provoke some reflection on sense and sacredness. This exhibition invites the viewer to explore the delights and difficulties these senses have historically presented. It does so in the context of Christian religious texts. Religious believers have always been confronted with the problem of how to represent what is spiritual and sacred through material and sensual means.

    This exhibition includes medieval illuminations, early-modern iconoclasm, printed texts, and modern art. Together, they show the variety of ways in which people have negotiated the problems presented by the materiality of religious texts over time. Music and texts in a variety of languages are also displayed, exploring how religious ideas have been communicated through different sounds. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 32 min
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    Literary Matter in Early Modern England

    Literary Matter in Early Modern England

    Dianne Mitchell and Katherine Hunt speak about their exhibition that showcases the material lives of literary texts from the collections of the Queen’s College Library. Exploring how books and manuscripts were created, censored, annotated, and used, they reveal the rich variety of ways in which early modern people interacted with their books.

    • 32 min
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    Endowment, Enterprise and Emendation: The History of Egyptology at Queen's

    Endowment, Enterprise and Emendation: The History of Egyptology at Queen's

    Clare Lewis, UCL, gives a talk on endowment, enterprise and emendation and egyptology at Queen's College. With Richard Parkinson.

    • 32 min

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