Researching North American History

Date / time: 10 March, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Researching North American History

Discover how to research the history of North America with resources from Senate House Library & the Institute of Historical Research.

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This online training session will begin with an introduction by Dr. Sarah C. Dunstan, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Sarah will outline the sources and research methods she used for her upcoming book “Race, Rights and Reform: Black Activism in the French Empire and the United States from World War I to the Cold War” (published February 2021 with Cambridge University Press).

The second part of the session will introduce key resources from Senate House Library and the Institute of Historical Research to support your own research into North American History. We will offer a series of case studies and ideas on how to conduct your research, ranging from creating and managing your reading lists to discovering online primary and secondary sources.

The speakers will introduce the following resources:·

  • The Bibliography of British and Irish History (Simon Baker, IHR)
  • British History Online (Jonathan Blaney, IHR)
  • Senate House Library resources for North American History (Argula Rublack, Senate House Library)
  • IHR Library resources for North American History (Michael Townsend, IHR)

The session will be particularly useful for postgraduate and research students. There will be time to ask your own research queries at the end of the session. You will be sent the Zoom link & online joining instructions 24 hours before the event as well a reminder on the day.

This session is organised collaboratively between Senate House Library and the Institute of Historical Research.

Event image: Map from Collins, S. H. The emigrant’s guide to and description of the United States of America : including several authentic and highly important letters from English emigrants now in America, to their friends in England. Hull : Printed and published by J. Nobel ; London : Sold by Simpkin and Marshall, [1830?]. Provided by Harvard University under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License: