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Wednesday 28 November 2012

The archives of the People’s Palace have been opened up to highlight our legacy, the roots of which date back 125 years to 1887, when Queen Victoria opened Queen’s Hall of the People’s Palace and laid the foundation stone of the People's Palace Technical Schools.  A catalogue of The People’s Palace Journal is now available online.The Palace Journal has been digitised and can be viewed here.

In November, the Archives collaborated with the Centre for the History of the Emotions to hold a symposium entitled, Love, Desire and Melancholy: Inspired by the Writings of Constance Maynard.

The event celebrated the digitisation of Constance Maynard’s green book diaries and autobiographies by the Archives, which are available here. Speakers included Professor Laura Doan, Professor Seth Koven, Professor Carol Mavor, Professor Sue Morgan, Professor Pauline Phipps, and author Helena Whitbread. The free event was fully subscribed and excellent feedback has been received.  Find out more about the Symposium.

The Archives received a record number of enquiries and visitors in the 2011 to 2012 academic year, with a 40% increase on the previous year.  Students are encouraged to continue to make enquiries by emailing archives@qmul.ac.uk or find out more on the website.

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