This event is open to all arts and humanities PhD researchers at any Scottish HEI. A limited amount of SGSAH-funding is available to reimburse travel expenses.

Draft Schedule

13:00 Participants arrive

13:10 Introductions and outline of the afternoon

13:20 Group discussion: Your experience of approaching special collections material so far.

14:00 Panel session: Addressing issues raised in the group discussion

Chair: Erin Farley, PhD Student, University of Strathclyde and Dundee Central Library

15:00 Refreshment Break

15:15  Physical Handling Session

Introduction to handling rare materials of different media including rare books, vellum sheets, paper, newspapers and photographs. Led by Caroline Brown, University Archivist and Joint Assistant Director, Culture & Information, University of Dundee.

16:00 Reflection

16.30 Wine reception