Eighteenth Century Journals III- Newspapers and Periodicals, 1680-1816: newly added to the eLibrary Gateway
June 18th, 2013 posted by
We now have access to Part 3 of the Eighteenth Century Journals database:
“Eighteenth Century Journals III is drawn from British Library Newspapers at Colindale and from Cambridge University Library. At the request of scholars and librarians, it focuses on journals published outside of London,…[including] Canadian, Caribbean and Indian journals and can explore the ways in which major world events such as the revolution in Haiti are reported in different areas. [There are also] Irish journals, together with a good number of titles published in Edinburgh, Canterbury and Cambridge.”
All three parts are available via the Eighteenth Century Journals Portal on the eLibrary Gateway.
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June 14th, 2013 posted by
The archive of the Spectator magazine is now available online: “For the first time, both scanned and digitised copies of the magazine from July 1828 to December 2008 can be browsed online using the beta Spectator Archive.”
Posted in Arts
June 13th, 2013 posted by
We now have free access to Official Publications Online (OPO). Registration isn’t required to use the resource, but users can register individually to receive OPO Newsletters, set up email alerts and save searches. Registration details are provided via the information icon on the eLibrary Gateway.
There is a demonstration of this service at:
Thanks go to the Social Sciences Team for setting this up.
June 13th, 2013 posted by
The National Gallery is delighted to announce two new, fully-funded, PhD studentships, to start in October 2013, as part of the AHRC’s new Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme. Both awards offer an exciting opportunity to undertake high quality historical research leading to a PhD with a leading university in the UK, combined with an exceptional opportunity to gain practical museum work experience within one of the world’s foremost art galleries. Please also note a third, shorter-term post, again to start in October 2013: Curatorial Assistant (UK Historic Houses Pilot Project).
1. Patronage, Acquisition and Display: Contextualising the Art Collections of Longford Castle during the Long Eighteenth Century
Birkbeck College, University of London (School of Arts)/The National Gallery, London
This AHRC-funded PhD studentship will research the collecting and patronage of the Radnor family at Longford Castle during the long eighteenth century, drawing on both the collection itself and previously untapped archival material, largely housed at the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office. The National Gallery enjoys a unique relationship with Longford Castle, which has made full access to these resources newly possible. This project will make a significant contribution to the history of taste, collecting and the country house in the long eighteenth century.
DEADLINE: Applications should be sent to email@example.com no later than 5.00pm on Friday 5 July 2013. For further details, please see the attached advertisement and for an application form go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/research/research-bursaries-studentships-funding/longford-castle-fully-funded-phd-studentship
2. Sir Philip Hendy (1900-1980) director and scholar in Leeds and London 1934-1967: the acquisition and display of art and curatorial practices in ages of austerity
University of Leeds/The National Gallery, London
This AHRC-funded PhD studentship will research the curatorial practices of Sir Philip Hendy (1900-1980), Director of The National Gallery (1946-67) after holding the Directorship of Leeds Museums & Galleries (1934-46). An investigation of Hendy as museum-director is an opportunity for an enhanced understanding of the history of two key institutions and their role in the public display and interpretation of artworks as well as an assessment of the changing relationships between regional and national art museums. The focus on Hendy will provide an important case study for the history of curatorship and its political, social and cultural contexts, further illuminating the significance of the changing methods and practices of museum curatorship in times of economic, political and social crisis.
DEADLINE: Applications should be sent to (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5.00pm Friday 5July 2013. For further details, please see the attached advertisement and visit: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply_research.htm
3. Curatorial Assistant (UK Historic Houses Pilot Project) Job Ref: 940. This post offers a nine months part-time (or six months full-time) job at the National Gallery, with periods at the University of York, to assist with the development of a major grant application for a collaborative research project on the visual culture of the British country house. The post-holder will be expected to undertake a focused pilot study of British country house inventories and to help convene roundtable discussions with relevant specialists to identify strategic priorities for the future study of the British country house.
DEADLINE: Applications should be received by Sunday 23 June 2013. For further details, please visit: http://login.amris.com/wizards/nationalgallery/vacancySearch.php
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June 10th, 2013 posted by
We’ve added 154Science and Engineering book titles to stock in May
For a complete list click on “New books (Science and Engineering)” in the links section on the right hand side of this screen.
The list includes titles in the George Green Library, Djanogly Learning Resource Centre (Computing), Hallward Library (Built Environment) and the James Cameron Gifford Library (Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science).
Posted in Science and Engineering
1 June 7th, 2013 posted by
Academic staff and postgraduate researchers need to renew their Library books, either in person or online, by the end of this month, i.e. June 30th. The new renewal date will be 30th June 2014.
May 21st, 2013 posted by
We now have access to Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2. This database contains access to journal content published in humanities, social sciences, international law and human rights in the period 2000-2009 and complements the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 1, covering from Volume 1 Number 1 to the end of 1999, which was previously purchased by JISC Collections on behalf of the community. Part 2 provides access to 175 journals and 1254 volumes.
Access to this resource is via the eLibrary Gateway.
May 14th, 2013 posted by
BioeMed Central has commenced publication of the following two open access journals:
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation is an open access, peer reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of sports medicine and the exercise sciences, including rehabilitation, traumatology, cardiology, physiology, and nutrition.
It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field.
Journal of Molecular Psychiatry
Journal of Molecular Psychiatry publishes scientific work focusing on the elucidation of the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders. Expanding the traditional approach of biological psychiatry using advanced techniques of molecular biology, neuroimaging, behavioural biology, regenerative medicine and psychopharmacology, the journal disseminates state-of-the-art research focusing on psychiatric conditions, their diagnosis, therapy and prevention. The journal also has a special focus on translational research bridging basic and clinical research and aiming at exploiting fundamental findings in the field of neuroscience for neuropsychiatric practice, in order to improve patient care.
Posted in Medicine and Health Sciences
May 10th, 2013 posted by
We have a trial for the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) eBook database:
“University Press Scholarship Online offers 11,000+ titles available in 25 subject areas.
View the complete title list for University Press Scholarship Online
Oxford Scholarship Online
Cairo Scholarship Online
California Scholarship Online
Chicago Scholarship Online
Edinburgh Scholarship Online
Florida Scholarship Online
Fordham Scholarship Online
Hong Kong Scholarship Online
Kentucky Scholarship Online
Manchester Scholarship Online
Policy Press Scholarship Online”
The trial lasts until 8th June. Access is via http://www.universitypressscholarship.com and is limited to on-campus use only.
May 9th, 2013 posted by
The Denis Arnold Music Library will be closing at 4.30pm from Friday May 17 until the end of term, June 21st. Thereafter, normal Vacation Hours will come in to force. Weekend opening will also be suspended from this date. The revised hours from this date are, therefore:
Monday-Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm (closed for lunch from 12.30-1.30pm). There will be no weekend opening until the new academic year.
NB: Denis Arnold Music Library will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May.