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Commonwealth Studies Research Day

Senate House Library will be holding a Commonwealth Studies Research Day on Tuesday 14th November 2017 which is intended for researchers ranging from undergraduates to PhD students and academics. There will be presentations on the Library’s anti-apartheid collections and Nigerian pamphlets and the opportunity to discuss research topics with specialist library and academic staff. The event is free but booking is essential. For further information see http://www.senatehouselibrary.ac.uk/exhibitions-and-events/events/commonwealth-studies-research-day.

Empire through the Lens – exhibition in Bristol

An exhibition has opened at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery displaying a selection of photographs and film relating to the British Empire and Commonwealth. The items come from the vast collection of images held at Bristol Archives and the selection has been made by 27 individuals, including artists, historians and relatives of the photographers, to showcase different aspects of the collection. The exhibition runs until 31 August 2018 and further information can be seen at https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/empire-through-lens/.

Bookings open for SCOLMA’s ‘Document to Digital’ conference

Bookings are now being taken for SCOLMA’s annual conference which will take place at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh on Monday 11th September 2017. The theme is ‘Document to Digital: how does digitisation aid African research?’ and speakers from Africa, Europe, the USA and the UK will consider projects which have digitised archives, photographs, grey literature and rare publications and how they have been used for academic research and wider accessibility. The keynote speaker is Jody Butterworth from the Endangered Archives Programme which, working with local partners, provides grants for the digitisation of archives which are at risk around the world.

 

The conference programme and registration form can be found at http://scolma.org/event/scolma-annual-conference-2017-document-to-digital-how-does-digitisation-aid-african-research-call-for-papers/ .