Free

Introduction to Dissertation Research

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What you’ll do

Join us for an introduction to research at Wellcome Collection. In these 90-minute sessions, you’ll receive a general introduction before focusing on a selection of material from our collections and considering how these might inspire your research.

You can browse our catalogues beforehand and there will be time for you to ask questions related to your specific areas of interest.

Who can come

Our sessions are primarily intended for postgraduate students, however we welcome the attendance of final-year undergraduates.

Dates

Events

    Monday 18 February 2019

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    Medieval

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on the period 1100–1500 and you’ll encounter material such as manuscript volumes and very early printed books.

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    Early Modern, Session 1

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on the period 1500–1800. You’ll encounter material such as manuscripts, printed books and visual materials.

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    Early Modern, Session 2

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on the period 1500–1800. You’ll encounter material such as manuscripts, printed books and visual materials.

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  • Wednesday 20 February 2019

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    19th Century

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on the period 1800–1900 and you’ll encounter material such as manuscripts, printed books and visual materials.

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    20th Century, Session 1

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on the period 1900–2000 and you’ll encounter a range of archive collections.

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    20th Century, Session 2

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on the period 1900–2000 and you’ll encounter a range of archive collections.

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  • Friday 22 February 2019

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    Visual Material

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on the period 1800–2000. You’ll encounter material from our collections such as drawings, caricatures and photographs.

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    Moving Image and Sound

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on material from the 1920s to the 1980s. You’ll encounter material from our collections such as public information films about diphtheria, cancer and AIDS, and you’ll see and hear how visual and audio language have framed discourses about population control and fears of a nuclear war.

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    21st Century

    Viewing Room

    This session will focus on material from 2000 to the present day. You’ll encounter material from our collections such as zines, artists’ books and other visual materials.

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Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the Viewing Room. It’s next to the Library entrance on level 2, which you can reach by taking the lift or the stairs.