Rethinking the Senses (Public Engagement Case Study – Dr Merle Fairhurst)

To mark the launch of our call for applications for the first SAS/Senate House Library ‘Public Engagement Innovators Scheme’, we asked some staff from across the School about their experiences of public engagement and how it has influenced their research and professional practice. In this second post Dr Merle Fairhurst, research fellow in the Institute… Continue reading Rethinking the Senses (Public Engagement Case Study – Dr Merle Fairhurst)

#PotW: History libraries & research open day – 20 Jan

This year’s History libraries & research open day provides an opportunity to meet and learn about libraries and archives! Join us in the Macmillan Hall on the ground floor of Senate House on 20 January 2015, between 10am and 4:30pm. This one-day programme is ideal for postgraduate students and early career researchers. It includes:    … Continue reading #PotW: History libraries & research open day – 20 Jan

What should be seen in a Library?

  Senate House recently hosted a multi-disciplinary conference exploring the role libraries have played in restricting access to published works and archival materials deemed ‘erotic’. In this post, research librarian Richard Espley reflects on the irreconcilable demands often placed on libraries. During the recent Forbidden Access conference organised by the Institute of English Studies, libraries were portrayed… Continue reading What should be seen in a Library?

‘For the Greater Glory of God and the More Universal Good’: a conference exhibition

Karen Attar (Senate House Library) For several years now Senate House Library has been supporting conferences hosted by SAS Institute’s wherever possible. Usually this is through small displays of books pertinent to the conference theme, to enhance the experience of conference delegates and demonstrate the relevance of library holdings – especially special collections holdings –… Continue reading ‘For the Greater Glory of God and the More Universal Good’: a conference exhibition

Looking for a rare book?

In a major piece of research facilitation, IES Associate Fellow Dr Karen Attar is editing the third edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for CILIP’s Rare Books and Special Collections Group. The previous edition (1997) – of which there are two copies in… Continue reading Looking for a rare book?