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Our collections and research projects
Heinrich Simon: Prussian Double Agent
The only leader of the German 1848 Revolution as yet largely unresearched has a particular German-Mancunian linkage.
The visual culture of midwifery training in early nineteenth-century Manchester
This project seeks to explore how the pregnant body was thought about, pictured, represented and practiced upon in early nineteenth-century Manchester.
Medieval and Early Modern
Investigating the wealth of Medieval and Early Modern materials.
About the John Rylands Research Institute
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