About Us

As humanities research takes a notable material turn, museum and archive collections are increasingly recognised as important laboratories for original research. The outstanding resources found within the University of Reading's Museums and Special Collections also provide valuable assets for training in research methodologies and for the production of new knowledge around material cultures in a digital age.


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Doctoral Training Programme

Undertake original scholarly research in our outstanding and wide-ranging collections.

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Collections Research Projects

Find out more about our highly innovative research initiatives and international collaborations that draw substantially on our Special Collections and Museums.

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Research and Study

View details of our 2014 Summer School and Short Courses.

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Studentships and Fellowships

Learn more about our current studentships and fellowships.

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Events, Seminars and Conferences

View our full list of upcoming events, seminars and conferences.

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