Doctoral Students Open Day 2019 – The Americas Collections

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Practical and inspiring open days for first year PhD students

The British Library is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, maps, philatelic material and sound recordings relating to North and South America and the greater Caribbean. Covering English, Spanish, French and Portuguese as well as many indigenous languages, the collections span from European conquest and colonisation to the present day.  These collections are continually being added to with new publications and new acquisitions.

At this event you will learn about the extraordinary scope of our Americas collections, in manuscript, print, microform, recorded and digital formats. The Americas curatorial team and specialist staff from the Eccles Centre for American Studies will show you how to access the collections and unlock their potential to support your research, as well as explain the funding opportunities available to researchers interested in using the Library’s Americas collections. You will also hear from and meet other researchers working on Americas-related PhDs from across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

To make the most of your day, you may wish to register for a free Reader Pass before the event.

Doctoral Open Days are aimed at first year PhD students who are new to the Library and are designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services plus help you navigate our physical and online collections.

Each day focuses on a different thematic area of the Library’s collections – just select the one that will be most useful for your research. Booking essential.

See the programme here.


Name: Doctoral Students Open Day 2019 – The Americas Collections
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546