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.