Shakespeare in Portsmouth...? Find your stories using UoP archives

2016-03-30 22:32:59 30.Mar.2016


Portsmouth is full of stories and 'Shakespeare in Portsmouth' (Monday 18th April, 2-5pm) offers you you the chance to find and investigate some of those tales using the University of Portsmouth's excellent digital resources.

This event will give participants access to a key resource in the University's Gale Cengage archives, the Artemis Primary Sources database.

Artemis Primary Sources is an integrated research environment that allows users to search across all the Gale primary source collections – a wide range of newspapers (local and national, British and American) from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century.

This database takes users beyond simple search and retrieve possibilities, allowing them to analyze content in terms of frequency and relationship to other terms.

Using these tools, you'll be investigating the often surprising results that come from a combined "Shakespeare" and "Portsmouth" search, that will help you develop a picture of what Shakespeare has meant to Portsmouth over time.

Even even if you've undertaken a lot of research in archives before, you'll soon be making new discoveries – and there will be time for your own searches too!

Archive instructors will help you to navigate the technology, and academic specialists with archive skills in English Literature, History and Journalism will host a feedback session that will explore pathways for making the most of archival subject matter that interests you.

Whether you're a local historian, a genealogist, a writer, or are just interested in finding out more about the hidden histories of place in which you live, this is an event not to be missed.

This is a FREE EVENT but advance booking is essential – so sign yourself up now!