History Day 2016: Libraries, Archives and Research Open Day

Tuesday 15 November, 10am – 4pm, Senate House

A unique, free one-day event for postgraduate students, early career researchers and anyone interested in history.

Meet librarians and archivists from across London (and beyond) to find out what they have to offer you and your research, and participate in a series of historical debates and panel sessions.

The day includes an open history fair showcasing libraries, archives and organisations, offering individual advice for your research.

Panel sessions include:

  • Public History, 10:30 to 11:15, with Prof. Lawrence Goldman (IHR), Dr Alix Green (Essex) and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb (NCH)
  • Libraries versus Archives! 11:30-12:30, with Dr Julian Harrison (British Library ), Isobel Hunter (The National Archives), Victoria Northwood (Independent archivist), Dr Richard Espley (Senate House Library) and Dr Elizabeth Williams (Goldsmiths)
  • Digital research. 14:00 to 14:45
  • Keep Calm and use Business Archives! (Dr Roy Edwards) 15:15 to 15:45

You can find more information at http://historycollections.blogs.sas.ac.uk/next-history-day.

Register here for this free event, and you will receive reminders and updates:


You can also find out more about the event, as well as series of special previews from the participating archives and libraries on the History Collections blog

Twitter hashtag: #histday16

Participating organisations:

Bishopsgate Institute Library
Black Cultural Archives
British Library
Business Archives Council
Caird Library and Archive, National Maritime Museum
Dana Research Centre and Library, Science Museum
Geological Society Library
German Historical Institute Library
Guildhall Library
Heinz Archive and Library, National Portrait Gallery
History Lab
History Lab Plus
Institute of Historical Research
King’s College London Library Services
Lambeth Palace Library and the Church of England Record Centre
Library of the Society of Friends
Lindley Library, Royal Horticultural Society
London Metropolitan Archives
LSE library services and The Women’s Library @ LSE
The National Archives
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Queen Mary University of London Archives
Royal Astronomical Society Library & Archives
The Royal Society, Collections
Royal United Services Institute, Library of Military History
Senate House Library
Society of Antiquaries Library and Collections
School of Oriental and African Studies Library
TUC Library collections at London Metropolitan University
UCL Library Services
Warburg Institute
Wellcome Library
Wiener Library


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