Can You Handle It? Using Special Collections in Research

Can You Handle It? Using Special Collections in Research

Issued: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:11:00 GMT

SGSAH-funded Postgraduate Symposium

Wednesday 17th May 2017

University of Dundee


“Original contribution to knowledge” is the founding principle for any PhD, and for arts and humanities students in particular, this means heading back to original sources, often into the archives.


This symposium will equip attendees with the skills and knowledge to defeat “library anxiety” in special collections by confronting the alien world of the archive reading room and talking, literally, about how to handle those documents.


It will allow researchers to approach material in a variety of repositories confidently and efficiently, safe in the knowledge that their handling of such materials won’t prevent their use by future generations.


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This event is funded by SGSAH through the Cohort Development Fund. This means that the event applied for funding to the SGSAH and successfully met the criteria set by the relevant SGSAH subject panel. SGSAH is providing funding for this event but the planning, organisation and running of the event is being done by the event organisers. SGSAH will not fund travel expenses for this event and we recommend you get in touch with the event organiser should you require travel to be refunded.