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.
Visionary Artists, Visionary Objects
Centring on the work of visionary artists, and on the nature of visionary art.
The Dave Cunliffe Archive and the counterculture
The cultural impact of Poetmeat, Global Tapestry and the BB Books Small Press.
Mapping spaces of medical exchange across Manchester, 1793 – 1893
This project looks at the intersecting forms of human thought, feeling and action that make and are made by historical spaces.
Giulio Camillo 2.0
This project uses a manuscript from the John Rylands Library’s Christie Collection to digitally recreate a 3D model of a 16th century theatre.