Friday, 15 October 2010

British Library foreign policy resources seminar and postgraduate training day

News of a couple of events at the British Library which may be of interest to graduates here:

"No more secrets": or, how to get the most out of the American foreign policy resources at the British Library
British Library Conference Centre, Meeting Room 4
Monday 8 November 2010, 15.00-17.00
Convenors: Professor Matthew Jones (University of Nottingham) and Dr Steven Casey (LSE)
This workshop will introduce researchers, including postgraduate MA and PhD students, to American foreign policy primary sources at the British Library. It will highlight the Library’s ever-expanding digital collections, as well as its printed document collections, newspaper resources, and microfilm holdings. It will particularly emphasize materials on the twentieth-century.
The convenors will illustrate how these abundant and valuable resources can be used in a practical and applied way for discrete projects, and will use case studies of their own research experiences to show this in action.
There will be opportunities for all those attending to discuss their own work and to discover how it might benefit from the Library’s resources.
The workshop is sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.
Admission is free; booking is essential. Refreshments will be provided.
Contact or call 020 7412 7757.

British Library Postgraduate Training Days
The BL runs a series of training days designed for new postgraduates each autumn/winter. Each day offers an introduction to the BL's services and collections, as well as subject-related workshops. 
19th October: Social Science (Government, Politics, and Legal Studies)
6th December: History (Medieval-18th century)
13th December: History (19th-21st century)

Further information and booking

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