PhD Webinars: Get Started with the British Library – Module 3: Asian & African Collections (27 January)

Module 3: Asian & African Collections (27 January) Covering hundreds of languages, you’ll learn more about the Asian & African collections at the Library. Breakout sessions provide a closer look at material from Africa, South East Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East & Central Asian. Please click here to view the programme for Module 3. If you haven’t already registered for this event, you can still do so. Please follow this link to sign up. If you were not able to attend Module 1, we strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the following resources: Watch a recording for Module 1 by following this link. Download the Collections Guide and step-by-step instructions from Module 1 – please click here. Please click here for answers to frequently asked question raised by PhD students who attended Module 1. Originally published on the British Library

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Kitab Talk: “Hazine: A Guide to Researching the Middle East and Beyond” Feb 4, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Kitab Talk’s first event of 2021 will take place on 4 February and will feature a roundtable with the team behind Hazine, an online repository of resources which aims to facilitate research on the Middle East, North Africa and Islamicate societies. The event will focus on how contributors work towards supporting equitable access to research materials, and platforming underrepresented voices in academia and library and information science (LIS). The discussion and resources will be relevant for researchers working on North and West Africa and who are interested in moving away from French-language resources. More information and registration available here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkfuGhrDktGdFdVQrfAlbu-kkLwUcCc0by Hazine was started by two Ottoman historians, to provide archives and library guides for researchers working on the Middle East, North Africa, and Islamicate societies. Since ‘relaunching’ in 2018 with Heather Hughes and N.A. Mansour as co-editors, Hazine has continued to provide the research community with archive reviews, but Hughes and Mansour have since reworked the website to be more broadly inclusive of cultural heritage workers and highlight their contributions to research, while also addressing the unique challenges to Islamic and Middle East Studies research. They hope to continue to build the site as an inclusive space where conversations can […]

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