The interdisciplinary archive: Using archives for arts and humanities researchers

by | Sep 18, 2019 | Events, Workshops/training | 0 comments

Wednesday 4 December 2019

9.00 – 5.00pm

The John Rylands Library
M3 3EH

This training day will provide postgraduate researchers with an introduction to using archival resources, from the entry-levels skills of searching for information in a chosen archive to more complex knowledge of the law regarding archival use. The opening session introduces researchers to the formation of archives; locating materials; issues with ethics and access; how to handle materials in the archives; and how to make the best use of digitised resources. This will be followed by a tour of the Library, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the archive.

In the afternoon there will be a material handling session covering a range of disciplinary approaches. It will train researchers in identifying sources and their content, cross referencing information, and following a research trail.

This will be followed by two parallel skills workshops, one on medieval and early modern palaeography, and another on writing about research and archives for a wider public, an essential skill when collaborating with archives and museums on exhibitions, and for conveying research to the public.

Attendance at the day is free for postgraduate research students, and all catering is provided. If you could like to book a place, please email Dr Kathryn Hurlock on Funding for reasonable transport costs are available to NWCDTP students.

The booking deadline is November 18, 2019.


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