Practical and inspiring open days for first year PhD students new to the Library
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.
Our collections of books, manuscripts, periodicals, archives, 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.
These events 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 as a starting point for your own research.
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 is essential
To prepare for the Open Days:
Follow the link in your confirmation email to complete our pre-event survey.
Check the email address you used for booking to receive updated information and timings in the run up to the event.