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New Worlds - History Day 2020

Showcasing treasures inspired by History Day's 2020 theme of 'New Worlds', from Newcastle University Special Collections and Archives.

Using distinctive treasures inspired by History Day's 2020 (part of the Being Human Festival) theme of 'New Worlds', this online resource showcases distant lands, new ways of thinking, exploration and new discoveries, through highlights from Newcastle University Special Collections' archive and rare book collections. What can we learn from the past of the discovery of new worlds, and apply it to the future to explore new places? If you could create a new world from scratch, what would it be?

Click on a tile to take you to a treasure on the blog to find out more.

Find more treasures on a range of different subjects, on the Special Collections' blog.