The poet Robert Bloomfield, author of The farmer’s boy, was born in Suffolk two hundred and fifty years ago, in December 1766. Of humble parentage, he worked briefly as a labourer on a nearby farm before moving to London to take up the trade of cobbler. The success of The farmer’s boy, a poem of … Continue reading ‘The first of rural bards’: Robert Bloomfield in Cambridge University Library
The John Rylands Research Institute invites proposals for its 2017 conference on modern literary archives. Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, the conference will focus in particular on archives related to postwar poetry in English. ‘Archival Afterlives’ will provide a forum for academic researchers, postgraduate students, curators, archivists, … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017
The traditional boundaries of the archival and curatorial professions are today beginning to crumble as archivists and curators increasingly become responsible for all aspects of heritage, be it textual, visual, cultural, built or material heritage. Both professions are currently debating how their traditional roles are now evolving and being challenged in the ever-changing heritage landscape. … Continue reading Second Call for Papers – Archives and Records journal – special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, spring 2018
The AHRC-funded ‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900’ research network is pleased to invite expressions of interest from scholars working on the histories and practices of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century institutions and from stakeholders and curators who work in surviving institutions originating from this period. During 2017, the network will run workshops in Glasgow, London and York and … Continue reading Call for Participants: Institutions of Literature
'We used to correspond': the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin 10 December 2016, 6.00pm — 8.00pm Venue: Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG Reading of the letters of Philip Larkin and Barbara Pym by Oliver Ford Davies and Triona Adams, with introduction by Anthony Thwaite, OBE. When Philip Larkin first … Continue reading ‘We Used to Correspond’ the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin (10th December 2016)
The next GLAM meeting will be held in the Brotherton Library Gallery at the University of Leeds on April 11th 2016. The meeting will discuss the results of our literary rights survey, include speakers from Elizabeth Gaskell's House and the Brontë Parsonage and will wrap up with our business meeting. If you have any queries about … Continue reading GLAM Meeting – 11th April
A reminder of the Archivist as Interpreter event being held at the BL on Friday 4th March. This event will explore the ways in which archivists and cultural heritage professionals interpret their collections. For more information and to book a place at the event, please see here.
Don't forget that the British Library exhibition on Alice in Wonderland in the Front Hall Gallery is still open to explore until April 17th. Curated by Helen Melody, the exhibition celebrates 150 years since the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Find out more about the exhibition here and more about a range of events being put … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland at the BL
Here at GLAM we are thrilled to announce that in November 2014 Seven Stories was awarded £341,500 from Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Collecting Cultures’ programme (the only institution in the North East to have received funding in this round). The funding has enabled Seven Stories to make several artwork purchases. It has also supported acquisition-related costs of a number … Continue reading Heritage Lottery Funding allows exciting expansion of Seven Stories literary collections
The long anticipated GLAM survey of rights in literary collections is here! The survey has been designed in survey monkey for all members to participate. It will be open for 6 weeks (closing 19th January). Please follow the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JN2WJMY Results will be reported on the GLAM website and fed back to … Continue reading GLAM Survey of Rights in Literary Collections LIVE!!