Postgraduate Course: Book History and Material Culture Work Placement (ENLI11207)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Work placements allow students to take advantage of the exceptional resources in Edinburgh for the study of books in order to gain hands-on experience that will be beneficial in their future careers. Placements will take place internally, for example in the Centre for Research Collections at the University Library, and externally with several partner organisations. Students will receive training from the placement supervisor, and will undertake well-defined projects in the course of their placement, such as cataloguing, conservation, collation, digitization and other kinds of work. They will reflect on their placement in a poster presentation, and it will provide material for an academic essay. Regular academic oversight of the work placement will be provided by the Course Organiser.
Week 1: Introductory Lecture
Weeks 2-11: Work Placement, 1 day/wk at 7hrs/day or equivalent
Week 6: mid-term review with course organiser and representative of the host institution
Week 11: Poster presentation session with other students on course
Week 12: Essay submission
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of how book historical knowledge and techniques and be applied in professional contexts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the range of careers available to people trained in book history and related fields.
- Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the steps needed to advance their careers in their chosen fields.
- Demonstrate examples of how knowledge gained through practical work (for example in cataloguing or digitization) can be applied to academic studies of book history.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||*Practical skills such as conservation, cataloguing or digitization (depending on placement undertaken).
*Experience handling rare books and special collections.
*Experience in a professional environment
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Wild
Tel: (0131 6)51 3191
|Course secretary||Miss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030