Author Archives: Dr Natalie Hayton

Norwegian Constitution Day

Tweet A special two for one Folklore Thursday and Norway’s National Day As well as being a sports-themed #FolkloreThursday today, 17th May, is Norway’s national day! An official public holiday, the day celebrates Norway’s recognition as an independent kingdom from when … Continue reading

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#FolkloreThursday 08/02/2018: “the course of true love never did run smooth”

Tweet For this week’s #FolkloreThurdsay #Love theme we thought we’d add an extra dimension of our own by sharing some of the symbolic representations of love we found while exploring our collections. As we know from any contemporary perfume advertisement, … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 18/01/2018

Tweet What an amazing theme for #FolkloreThursday this week! Requests for #clothing lore makes for the perfect opportunity to highlight this wonderful poster set produced by the International Wool Secretariat in 1954, titled ‘Costumes of Europe in Wool’. Each beautifully … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 11/01/2018

Tweet As collections of European folk songs and poems, books on Nursery Rhymes became popular during the golden age of children’s literature in the mid-nineteenth century but many of the rhymes themselves are much older. Full of working-class imagery and … Continue reading

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DMUglobal in New York 2018

Tweet As hundreds of staff and students went on #dmuglobal’s second trip to New York  despite the disruptive weather bomb and the cancellation of many flights — and for all those that didn’t make it we’re pleased to know that a … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 04/01/2018

Tweet To kick off this year’s #FolkloreThursday then we have the theme of #Beginnings and what better way to start than by having a brief foray into one of the founding myths of the city of Leicester. Browsing through our … Continue reading

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#Love Archives Part 2

Tweet While the official 2017 #ExploreArchives event finished in November we didn’t quite manage to get all our #lovearchive film clips ready in time and we’ve been excitedly waiting for them ever since. And here they are – because who … Continue reading

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Closed for the Holidays: Happy Christmas 2017

Tweet Special Collections will be closed from 5pm on  21st December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018! So, signing off with this gorgeous front cover of the Xmas edition of the Illustrated London News, 1906. Happy Christmas … Continue reading

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A Christmas Nursery Rhyme

Tweet As #Folkore Thursday finished for the year last week we thought we’d make our own up today, a folklore Wednesday if you will (not wanting to encroach on anyone’s patch), finding one more opportunity to rave about our folkloric … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday 14/12/2017

Tweet #Winter Folklore With so many beautiful winter and Christmas-themed books and illustrations to choose from for #Folklore Thursday this week we finally decided on these two because of their strong folkloric connections: First, this gorgeous 1881 children’s book, illustrated … Continue reading

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