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Uncovering Victorian Culture

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Join us to discover how to research Victorian culture - with guest speaker Dr Caroline Bressey, cultural & historical geographer, UCL

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Discover new methods and resources to research Victorian culture with Senate House Library’s resources. This session will begin with a talk on how to research Black Victorians by guest speaker Dr Caroline Bressey, cultural and historical geographer in the Department of Geography at University College London. The talk will be followed by examples of how you can use a range of print, electronic and special collections resources to do your own research, demonstrated by librarians from Senate House Library.

The session will be particularly useful for postgraduate and research students.

There will be time for you to ask your own research queries at the end of the session.

The event will be held online using Microsoft Teams. You will be sent online joining instructions nearer the date.

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2pm-2.05pm: Welcome & Introduction

2.05pm-2.20pm: Research Black Victorians (Dr Caroline Bressey)

2.20-2.30pm: Books and manuscripts: the primary evidence (Dr Karen Attar)

2.30-2.40pm: Literature sources – Senate House Library’s print collections & ProQuest British Periodicals (Leila Kassir)

2.40-2.50pm: History sources - Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets & Connected Histories (Argula Rublack)

2.50-3pm: Q&A

Image credit: wood engraving from 'London: a pilgrimage', by Gustave Doré held in Senate House Library collections.

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