Research Methods for Artists and Scholars: A Workshop with Rachel Herschman

Old “Main Building” of the Public Library of Cincinnatti, 1874. The building seen below closed in 1955. Source: http://mariadahvanaheadley.tumblr.com/post/28844983408/lori-nix-the-library-2007-photograph-of

Date: Sunday, February 3
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Admission: $20
Presented by Morbid Anatomy

For curious exploration or focused research–this course will provide participants with strategies for investigating a topic and tricks for discovering the unexpected. From card catalogs to digital search tools, learn about a range of resources and how to use them with savvy. Find out how to gain borrowing privileges at university libraries and access to private collections.

We will also discuss how to critically evaluate both primary and secondary sources. A range of materials will be used to demonstrate how to get the most out of what you unearth in libraries and archives.

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to come with their own research topic.

Rachel Herschman is a PhD Candidate in Germanics at the University of Washington. She is currently writing her dissertation on the history of puppets and puppetry in 20th century Germany. Rachel is an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and lives in New York.

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