This event is aimed at postgraduate students who are interested in the study and research of London in all its varied literary and historical forms.
During the session there will be brief talks from members of the Institute of Historical Research’s Centre for Metropolitan History, the Literary London Society and Reading Group, British History Online, and the Institute of English Studies’ Ministry of Information project.
You will be introduced to the wealth of London-related collections held within Senate House Library and there will be an opportunity for attendees to discuss with each other their own research interests in London.
9:30 – 10:00am
Registration and refreshments
10:00 – 11:00am
- Welcome from Richard Espley, Head of Modern Collections, Senate House Library
- Roundtable – a chance for attendees to discuss their areas of London research
11:00am – 12pm
Short talks from:
Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research – Seif El Rashidi, Project Development Officer
Ministry of Information project, Institute of English Studies – Professor Simon Eliot
British History Online – Sarah Milligan, Publishing Manager
- Literary London Society and Reading Group – Eliza Cubitt and Peter Jones
12pm – 1pm
Senate House Library Collections:
Special Collections – Karen Attar, Curator of Rare Books and University Art
Archives – Richard Temple, Archivist
History Collection and library catalogue – Jordan Landes, Research Librarian: History
- English Studies Collection and electronic resources – Leila Kassir, Research Librarian: British, USA and Commonwealth Literature
It is hoped that this will be the first ‘Discovering London’ session, with more targeted, thematic events to follow.
Registration and refreshments from 9.30am for a 10am start