Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Caribbean Collections Launch: Library Workshop

Date 08 Nov 2017, 16:00 to 08 Nov 2017, 18:00 Type Workshop Venue Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies, Senate House Library, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Description The Caribbean Studies Collections at the Institute of Historical Research, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Senate House libraries are some of the largest and most varied in the UK. This workshop will provide a broad introduction to key elements of these collections, as well as offering participants the opportunity to explore more specialist areas of interest. Attendees to this free event will be given the opportunity to take tours of the Senate House Library, tailored to studying the Caribbean and its diasporas. They will also have the chance to handle items that are unique to the collections. The workshop will be of particular interest to students of topics relating to the Caribbean, those beginning dissertations on related themes, Masters students of the Americas and themes related to the Caribbean, and doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. It should prove invaluable in unearthing items that have been under-utilised in previous studies. Location Seng Tee Lee Room, Senate House Library (access via Senate House, South Block, 4th Floor) Programme 1600-1630: Introducing the Caribbean Studies Collections Laurence Byrne (Research Librarian, Latin American Studies), Dr Adom Heron (Lecturer in Anthropology, Goldsmiths) and William Tantam (Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Integrated Caribbean Research, Institute of Latin American Studies) will introduce the project and highlight particular areas of interest. 1630-1730: Library Tours / Discussion Groups will be taken on tours of the Caribbean holdings at the Senate House library, emphasizing particular areas that are often overlooked or under-used. At the same time, others will be given the opportunity to ask more specific questions of the holdings, and to handle individual items of historic importance. 1800-2000: Reception with Raymond Antrobus in the Court Room Following the afternoon workshop, participants will be encouraged to join the main reception which will include a public reading by acclaimed British-Jamaican poet, Raymond Antrobus. Please note It is assumed that registrants to this workshop will also attend the reception. You do not need to register separately for the reception. Participants are encouraged to contact the conveners in advance if they have particular areas of interest that they would like to explore. BOOK NOW Contact Olga Jimenez 020 7862 8871