Browse Exhibits (5 total)

Exhibit: A Groat's Worth of Wit for a Penny

This exhibit was created by the students of HIST 4170 (Winter 2013) and explores themes of romance, comedy, fairytales, alcohol use and abuse, Scots and non-Scots, and examples of heroism. 

Teaching Modules: High School

These lessons were created by Taylor Bulstrode and Sarah Marynowicz and provide high school history and English teachers with plans and activities exploring the stories of Cinderella, Mary Queen of Scots and William Wallace. 

Website: The Other Burns: 19th Century Scottish Chapbooks and the Mysterious Robert Burns of Hamilton


This website was created by Cameron Wheaton, a student of HIST 4170 (Winter 2014) and sets chapbooks to original music performed by Tyler Bridge. Click here to see this original website.

Exhibit: Ghosts and Superstition

This exhibit was created by Ross Baird, a student of HIST 4170 (Winter 2014) and explores the themes of ghosts and superstition. 

A is for Angler: 19th-Century Children's Chapbooks

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Welcome to an online exhibit that examines three charming Scottish children’s chapbooks. The focus of the exhibit is to understand the novel aspects of early nineteenth-century, children’s alphabet chapbooks from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Material within this exhibit was sourced from the Scottish Studies Collection in the Archival & Special Collections, at the University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario Canada. The detail of the painting A School for Boys and Girls by Jan Steen, was sourced from the National Galleries of Scotland’s website.

These three chapbooks are a small portion of the nearly 600 chapbooks accessible on this website.

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