Category: Blog

A letter and envelope reunited

Thomas Carlyle was born on this day in 1795. Here's a story from the archives of the John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog by Fran Baker about reuniting a letter and envelope from Carlyle. We recently made a very small but slightly unusual archival...

Songs about letters

Songs about letters

We are pleased to share our very own playlist of songs about letters on Spotify.The playlist was crowdsourced on Twitter, with songs proposed by @studentfriendsw @kswilkinson1 @rjsleven @NoahMoxham @gordontoon @alicemarples @scadhu @OscarSeip @katharinakeim...

Seminar: Literary letters, 5 December 2018

Seminar: Literary letters, 5 December 2018

Please join us for our second seminar of the semester, featuring two twenty-minute presentations and discussion.Wednesday 5 December, 3pm - 4.30pm Samuel Alexander Building (University of Manchester, Oxford Road Campus), A202Lucy Burns (English, American Studies, and...

Remembering Armistice Day 1918

One hundred years ago today, on 11 November 1918, guns on the Western Front and other theatres of war fell silent. Fighting continued right up to the agreed ceasefire at 11.00 GMT, and it is estimated that over 10,000 men were killed, wounded or went missing on the...

A conference on ancient philosophical letters

At the beginning of September, following the restarting of the Ancient Letters Collection project at Manchester, the department hosted a two-day conference on ancient Philosophical Letters. The full programme can be found here. The conference featured scholars with a...