Calling historians – WISER for history…

This term Bodleian Libraires will be running a number of workshops for Historians…

WISER: Online Resources for Historians (Wednesday 1 June 9.30-10.45) – This session will give a  general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British and West European history including  bibliographical databases, biographical and reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals and collections of online primary source materials.    Please note that this workshop has moved from its original date and time and will now take place Wednesday 1 June 9.30-10.45.    Please book your place online

WISER: Sources for US History (Wednesday 8 June 3.30 – 5.00) – will  introduce key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history.  The session will start with an introduction to finding tools for US History, and will then move on to examples of source materials including archival, microform, printed and online collections,  useful web portals and audiovisual collections.   Please book your place online.

WISER Sources for Medievalists (Wednesday 15 June 1.45 – 3.15pm) – This interdisciplinary session will provide a general overview of  e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies. It will cover bibliographical databases, biographical and reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials including Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters and literary works.  Please book your place online.

As well as these three sessions, historians may also be interested in the WISER sessions on manuscripts and African Studies…

WISER: Manuscripts (Wednesday 25 May 3.30-5.00pm) – This session will give an overview of the Bodleian’s manuscript collections, introduce tools for finding manuscripts and take you through the processes and procedures for accessing them and getting help.   Please book your place online.

WISER Information Sources for African Studies (Tuesday 31 May 10.45 – 12.00) – will cover finding tools for locating African Studies materials, key portals and gateways for African Studies and online archives of primary texts.        Please book your place online.


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