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Learn more about .... Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab

Do you work with Digital Humanities? Do you want to incorporate DH techniques into your research or teaching, but don’t know where to start? Would you like new ways to study topics within Humanities and Social Sciences? 

You are invited to learn more about Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab – a first of its kind online environment for text and data mining featuring Gale’s primary source archives, integrated with powerful analysis tools. Chris Houghton and Tom English from Gale Cengage will show how you can take the University’s existing digital archives (in the Gale family e.g. Eighteenth Century Collections Online or Times Digital Archive) and explore them in completely new ways, quickly creating bespoke content sets that can be cleaned, exported or analysed. 

Please drop-in to the Library’s Digital Reading Room between 12 noon and 2pm this Wednesday 27 March to find out more – there will also be a chance to have a go at Digital Humanities yourself in using nearby computers in the Law School.

Library trials in March: African Diaspora, British Officers WW1 Diaries, Revolution & Protest Online, Chicago Tribune newspaper, South China Morning Post newspaper, and Lexis PSL legal know how

March is Library Trials Month!  We are currently running trials to the following six databases. 
Please do promote them to staff and students in your department, and ask them to provide the library with feedback using the form or email provided.
African DiasporaThe African Diaspora is a collection of primary historical sources on the migrations, communities, and ideologies of people of African descent. Of interest to: Geography, History, Politics. Click here to access trial (on-campus only).  Trial is available until 30 April 2019.  Please provide feedback to
British Officers' Diaries from World War 1 (1914-1919)54 digitised WW1 war diaries from officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, and others including chaplains, and allied prisoners of war. Of interest to: Archaeology, History, History of Art. Click here to access trial (on-campus only).  Trial is available until 3 April 2019.  Please provide feedback to
Revolution and Protest On…

International Women's Day 2019 at the David Wilson Library

International Women's Day is next Friday 8th March. The David Wilson Library will be running two events as part of the University's week long program. All welcome.

Women in the Archive: Free creative writing session 
Day: Monday 4th March 
Time: 10.00am-12.00pm 
Venue: Basement of the David Wilson Library

Come and explore some historical sources shedding light on moments, and images, of women’s lives from the past. We’ll use these resources to inspire your own creative writing, through guided writing exercises, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019. This workshop will be led by Selina Lock, writer and Research Librarian, and Vicky Holmes, University Archivist. Participants will be able to browse material from the University’sArchives and Special Collections, which will include photographs, engravings, rare books and periodicals and modern literary papers.  Book your free place viaEventbriteFor further information, contact the Special Collections team at specialcollections…