Archives and Special Collections for Scottish History

Issued: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:16:00 GMT

Archives and Special Collections for Scottish History, Part I

14 February 2020, 10.30-16.00

Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen AB24 3UJ, and Special Collections Centre, Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen

 

Archives and Special Collections for Scottish History, Part II

20 March 2020, 10.30-16.00

Archive Services, Tower Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN, and Dundee City Archives

 

This pair of events, jointly hosted by the Universities of Aberdeen and Dundee, and the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives and Dundee City Archives, has been designed as an introduction for researchers to using archives and special collections especially for Scottish History.

Bringing together two university and two local authority collections this pair of events will include handling sessions with documents and rare books from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century, and cover topics including access to collections, how to make the most of reading room and collections staff expertise, finding archives and using catalogues, and matters like photography, palaeography, referencing, and permissions.

The aim is to introduce students with some or no experience in using archives and special collections to ways in which they can make the most of research visits, and to build confidence in different aspects of research use. These events also seek to raise awareness of the diversity of collection types and how they can be used by researchers, especially those using Scottish source materials.

These events are open to doctoral students at SGSAH member institutions. They may be booked independently. Advance booking is essential, sign up via:

 

Archives and Special Collections for Scottish History, Part I

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archives-and-special-collections-for-scottish-history-part-i-tickets-91317768905

Archives and Special Collections for Scottish History, Part II

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archives-training-scottish-history-tickets-91284782241