British Library Doctoral Students Open Day 2018: Pre-1600

The British Library, a major resource for students of the ancient, medieval and early modern worlds, is offering a Doctoral Open Day to introduce PhD students to relevant collections.

The British Library contains internationally important manuscript and printed materials which support study across many disciplines. The collection includes: Greek and Latin papyri; extensive collections of British and European manuscript books; charters, rolls, and maps; a collection of incunabula that is unrivalled in size and scope; and a 16th-century printed collection from across Europe. 

The event takes an interdisciplinary approach to the British Library's ancient, medieval and 16th-century western heritage collection. It will appeal to researchers who are interested in working with these collections at the British Library, including those undertaking PhDs in the areas of classics, history, literature, history of art, religion, and the history of science and medicine. The event is catered to first year PhD students who are new to the library, and will introduce students to the full scope of these collections and show them how to unlock their potential to support research.

Registration is essential; registration and further information, including the full course programme, is available here. Other available Open Days featuring a range of periods and topics can be viewed here. 

Location details 

Knowledge Centre, the British Library, London