Dissertation Inspiration Seminars

  • Free
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Photograph of a laptop on a desk surrounded by plants, notebooks and a pot of pens. On the laptop screen is a live event showing a speaker on screen. Julia Nurse has shoulder-length brown hair and is wearing a black leaopard print jumper. Next to her is an image from the title page of a 17th Century book "The accomplished ladies rich closet of rarities: or, the ingenius gentlewoman and servant-maids delightful companion". Illustrations surround the book's title.
Dissertation inspirations session: Patient voice and lived experience, Photo: Steven Pocock and Ben Gilbert. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join our collections specialists for an introduction to research at Wellcome Collection. In these afternoon sessions, you’ll receive a general introduction to navigating and using our digital collections. You will also be shown examples of research using our digitised material to help inspire your own thesis.

These sessions will be hosted through the videoconferencing platform BlueJeans. After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions. Questions can be submitted in advance using Slido, and you will be able to comment and ask questions live online using the chat function throughout the event. Your microphone and camera will be switched off for the whole session.

Who can come

Our sessions are primarily intended for postgraduate students, although we welcome the attendance of final-year undergraduates too.




Monday 15 February 2021

  • Event
Epidemics and Infectious Disease
This session will use a variety of materials in our collection to explore how infectious diseases have been understood across different time periods and cultural contexts.
Booking opens Friday 29 January 2021 11:00

Thursday 18 February 2021

  • Event
Interrogating Colonial Collections
This session will explore the colonial legacies that exist in our collections. Our specialists will take you through materials such as South Asian manuscripts and audiovisual archival material of travelling medics.
Booking opens Friday 29 January 2021 11:00

Wednesday 24 February 2021

  • Event
Marginalised Voices and Lived Experience of Health
This session will focus on unearthing the perspectives of people with lived experience of illness from our collections. You’ll encounter a variety of materials, including printed materials and manuscripts to explore these voices.
Booking opens Friday 29 January 2021 11:00

Need to know

Guaranteed (online)

Booking a ticket guarantees you entry to the online event. You will be given joining instructions in your confirmation email. If you have any access requests or requirements, for example a transcript of the event, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.


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