Methodological Training Archival Workshop

Bath Spa University

Period: 19-22 February 2018 – Methodological Training Program for the SLAFNET Network

Archival Workshop: “Sources and Research methods in History of Africa”

Monday 19

Introductory remarks Short discussions about archival experiences and best practice Bath Spa Library tour – Talk about having access to online material

Tuesday 20 – Visit to Bristol

Meeting archivist and talk about colonial sources (Bristol Museums and Arts Galleries) Stop at the Georgian House – short visit // Bristol and slavery Library in College Green and source material Museum MShed (exhibition on slave trade and slavery) Coach to Bristol Record Office and access to primary sources if needed by majority of researchers after consultation of online catalogue.

Wednesday 21 – Visit to London

Morning: Session at the National Archives about accessing material and about the material (Laura Tompkins)

Afternoon: British Library session with archivists about material (to be confirmed).

Thursday 22- Visit to Oxford

Session at the Bodleian Libraries – “Commonwealth and African Collections” Session at the Ashmolean and colonial collection. Short tour of Oxford – Colonial legacies and funds in the city  

Contact: Olivette Otele – o.otele@bathspa.ac.uk


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