Figuring Out: Approaches to using visual materials in research (workshop)
|Dates:||8 December 2014|
|Times:||12:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Who is it for:||Current University students|
This session with be led by Stella Halkyard (Visual Collections & Academic Engagement Manager, Special Collections, University of Manchester Library) and Dr Elizabeth Upper (Research Associate, John Rylands Research Institute).
Stella will give an overview of the kinds of material culture held within the University of Manchester Library’s Visual Collections and outline some of ways in which these materials can be used in research. In particular, she will demonstrate how curators employ various empirical and hermeneutic methodologies to identify, describe and present different types of visual materials and examine how these permit ‘unmediated’ forms of access to the various audiences that wish to use them. Students will be given the opportunity experience some of these practices directly through small group exercises.
In contrast Elizabeth will provide an overview of her project as a Research Associate of the John Ryland Research Institute working on the one of the Library’s Visual Collections – the Holtorp Collection. Using her project as a case study, she will give you insights into the methods and approaches she employs in her interrogation of this example of a Visual Collection.
Booking required through the training catalogue -https://app.manchester.ac.uk/SALCS9777
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