Practical and inspiring open days for first year PhD students
Please note the lift in the Knowledge Centre will be undergoing refurbishment at the time of this event. If you require lift access, please email email@example.com or call +44 (0)1937 546060 in advance to arrange additional support.
This event is now sold out. We are running a reserve list, which you can join here. You will be contacted a week prior to the event, if a place becomes available.
The British Library's collection of books, manuscripts, periodicals, archival and electronic resources, and visual arts material, constitute one of the world’s finest resources for the study of Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Covering hundreds of languages, the collection includes the earliest items in the British Library’s collections (oracle bones from Shang-dynasty China), and is continually being added to with new publications and new acquisitions. Complementing these collections, the Library also holds sound recordings, maps, and other material from and relating to Asia and Africa.
At this event you will learn about the extraordinary scope of our African & Asian collections, and find out how to access them and unlock their potential to support your research. You will meet our expert staff and other researchers embarking on African & Asian Studies PhDs from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
To make the most of your day, you may wish to register for a free Reader Pass before the event.
These events are aimed at first year PhD students who are new to the Library. Each day focuses on one aspect of the Library’s collections. You are welcome to attend the day you will find most useful to you. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Booking is essential.
Comments from previous attendees:
The whole day was superb and it was so worth it.
Very helpful and interesting day. I now feel a lot more confident using the British Library
The enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff – definitely encourages me to return to the library soon!