Research Collections

Paul Bogle, George William Gordon, and the Morant Bay Rebellion, 1865

October 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the Jamaican Morant Bay Rebellion, and as October is also # BlackHistoryMonth [image: The Weekly Gleaner, October 22-28, 2015, p.6] , it seems appropriate to mark the anniversary of this significant event in the relatively recent histories of both Jamaica and Great Britain. [Morant Bay banner. Gleaner 0ctober 2015] [image: The Weekly Gleaner, October 22-28, 2015, p.6]
25 Oct 2015
Christopher Josiffe

Dr Claudia Wedepohl to lecture on Aby Warburg’s Cosmology (20 October)

Dr Claudia Wedepohl , Archivist of the  Warburg Institute , will be giving a talk on the ideas of the famed founder of the Institute which bears his name on Tuesday 20 October from 18.00-19.00 in the Library’s Seng Tee Lee Seminar Room. Courtesy of the Warburg Institute Her talk  From Cossa to Kepler: Aby Warburg’s cosmology  will explore the following:
15 Oct 2015
Colin Homiski

Sarah Turner, EcoArist-in-Residence on Saturday 24 October.

As part of the Bl oomsbury Festival this year, the Senate House Library is pleased to announce that Nottingham-based EcoArtist and Designer,  Sarah Turner  will be in residence on Saturday 24 October leading a hands-on workshop  Transforming Art-make your own plastic bottle creation in an upcycling workshop  from 13.00-15.30.
15 Oct 2015
Colin Homiski

Albert Gallatin and the Early American Republic, 1781 – 1842

The decades following the American Revolution were a turbulent and transformative time in the United States as the citizens of the new republic wrestled with the meaning of their revolution and attempted to build a society that lived up to its principles.  How was this new society going to be structured and how should its government and economy be structured?
12 Oct 2015
Dr Benjamin Bankhurst

Archive of Americana database trial

The Library has a new database trial “Archive of Americana” .  This contains searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera. Available here: African History and Culture, 1540-1921; Black Authors, 1556-1922; Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia. The trial runs from 5th October to 6th November 2015. Please take a look and send us your feedback
5 Oct 2015
Research Collections

Parapsychology holdings in the Library

The Voices In the Dark season of events in the Library exploring the supernatural is a welcome reminder that Parapsychology – the science of the paranormal – has entered the twenty-first century along with all the other ‘rational’ and ‘irrational’ disciplines. On which side of rationality parapsychology stands at this crossroads still remains a matter of lively debate among scientists and ‘pseudo-scientists’.
15 Sep 2015
Mura Ghosh

Prof Roger Scruton to give lecture on 29 September

The Senate House Library starts its autumn exhibition Illumination-How the Visual Captures the Imagination with a new series of events: symposia, lectures, workshop and concerts. Using ideas and objects from the exhibition as a tangent, academics from various disciplines apply a critical lens to showcase the Library’s collections.

10 Sep 2015
Colin Homiski

Changes to electronic resources for Shakespearean study

In anticipation of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, the Library has been reviewing its offering of digital Shakespearean resources. As a result of this review, we will continue to offer access to the  World Shakespeare Bibliography Online  which indexes a huge range of secondary materials, reviews and other references to Shakespeare. However, we will also be making some changes, perhaps the most notable will be the replacement of the Shakespeare Collection Online with a new resource for the Library, Drama Online.
27 Jul 2015
Dr Richard Espley