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.
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
Caroline Brown, University Archivist, University of Dundee
Beth Dumas, Rare Books Cataloguer, University of St Andrews
- Simona Cenci, Conservator, National Library of Scotland
Jenny Wartnaby, PhD Student “Historicising & Archiving the Feminist Anti-Violence Movement in Scotland”, University of Stirling, University of Glasgow and Glasgow Women’s Library
Matt Ylitelo, PhD Student, “Hunting Whales & Making Knowledge: Dundee’s Globalisation through Trans-Maritime Whaling, 1750-1914”, University of St Andrews, University of Dundee and Dundee Heritage Trust
- Duncan Sneddon, PhD Student, “Adomnán of Iona’s Vita Sancti Columbae as a literary production”, University of Edinburgh
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.
16.30 Wine reception