We are delighted to run the History Thesis Fair for second-year undergraduates this year. Come and meet over 50 specialists to talk about resources for your dissertation topic.
Thursday 4 May afternoon (week 2)
Colleges B-N: 2-3pm & College O-W: 3-4pm
North Writing School, Examination Schools
The Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a wider perspective on the wealth and riches of research sources available for your field of study.
At the Fair you can learn about resources you may not yet have yet considered and meet the curators of collections who can guide you towards relevant material or useful finding tools.
Over 30 stalls will cover many areas:
- Special Collections, libraries and archives, e.g.
- Archives and Manuscripts 1500-1800
- Archives and Modern Manuscripts 1800-
- College Libraries (Special Collections)
- College Archives’ Collections
- Early Printed Books
- Institute of Historical Research Library / Senate House Library
- Oxford Brookes University Special Collections and Archives
- Oxfordshire History Centre
- UK Government and International Intergovernmental Publications
- Topical stalls, e.g.
- Community History
- Digital Scholarship
- Disability History
- Legal History
- LGBTQ+ History
- History of Science & Medicine
- Oxford and Empire
- and more
- Geographical stalls, e.g.
- Africa & Commonwealth
- East Asia & South Asia
- Eastern Europe and Russia
- Great Britain & West Europe
- Middle East, Hebrew & Judaica, Caucus & Central Asia
- Latin America
- United States
You will also have an opportunity to speak to other students who have previously written dissertations and learn about their TOP 10 TIPS.
The format of the Fair encourages you to explore and discover new materials at your own pace, to be curious, to network and to make connections to experts and their peers while also learning about creative use of sources in Digital Scholarship.
The main entrance to the Examination Schools is stepped. There is a ramped entrance immediately to the left of the main entrance. There is lift access throughout the building, two wheelchair accessible toilets and hearing support systems that can be deployed where needed throughout the building. Most areas of the building have level access.
The accessible toilet is gender neutral and is at the bottom of the staircase opp. Room 8.
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get yourself kitted out for your research
Doing research on your thesis also means that you will need to learn new skills, deepening your knowledge of resources and sources and how to go about locating and using them.
To help you on this exciting journey, the library has organised a series of talks, classes, and workshops which are designed to
- Upskill your information searching and research skills;
- Learn about the rich sources available to them in Oxford (and beyond) and know how to access them;
- Learn how to handle the material, incl. archives, correct citation practices, ethical research practice, etc.;
- Get to know relevant experts in Oxford libraries and archives.
Check out the classes and workshops set up for you to help you learn the skills you will need.