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Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History

The Weston Library has a wealth of archival and manuscript resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture.   Next Wednesday’s workshop “iSkills:  Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History” will introduce the collections, key finding aids and the research skills needed to make the most of these resources. We will cover:

  • identifying relevant archival and manuscript material in Oxford and beyond
  • things to consider when working with archival material
  • there will also be an opportunity to handle some interesting examples from the Weston’s collections.

This session is designed for Social Scientists and Historians (including students starting a dissertation) and will take place on Tuesday 31 October 14.00-16.00.   Attendance is free, but places are limited so please book your place.

Archives and modern papers for social sciences and modern history

The Weston Library has a wealth of archival and manuscript resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture.   Next Wednesday’s workshop “iSkills:  Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History” will introduce the collections, key finding aids and the research skills needed to make the most of these resources. We will cover:

  • identifying relevant archival and manuscript material in Oxford and beyond
  • things to consider when working with archival material
  • there will also be an opportunity to handle some interesting examples from the Weston’s collections.

This session is designed for Social Scientists and Historians (including students starting a dissertation) and will take place on Wednesday 10 May 14.00-16.00.   Places are limited so please book your place.

Workshops for historians…

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

WISER: Online Resources for Historians (Friday 1 June 14.00 – 15.15) – 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 book your place online.

WISER: Sources for US History (Wednesday 1 June 15.30 – 17.00) – 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 you place online.

WISER Sources for Medievalists (Wednesday 11 June 09.30 – 11.45) – 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, African Studies and the Electronic Enlightenment database…

WISER: Manuscripts (Wednesday 16 May 15.30-17.00pm) – 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 (Monday 21 May 09.15 – 10.45) – 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.

WISER:  Electronic Enlightenment – Letters & Lives Online (Monday 21 May 10.45 – 12.15) – An introduction to EE’s full-text collection of early 17th to mid-19th century correspondence. An extraordinary social network covering topics from religious tolerance to animal rights, from vulcanology to classical archaeology, and from economic modelling to celebrity culture.  Please book your place online.

Enjoy!

All things medieval…

Next Wednesday Bodleian Libraries will be running a workshop on sources for Medievalists.    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.  

The session will take place on  Wednesday 15 June 1.45 – 3.15pm.  Please book your place online.

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.

Enjoy!

Finding and using manuscripts in the Bodleian

If you need to use manuscripts held in the Bodleian for your research, then WISER Manuscripts on 25th May is for you.

The 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.

The session will take place on Wednesday 25 May 3.30-5.00pm. Please book your place online.