Workshops and visits

Archives and Special Collections offers regular tours and workshops designed to highlight different aspects of the collections and at the same time offer students an opportunity to develop their research skills.

Regular workshops

Introduction to archival research

During the academic year, Archives and Special Collections offers an introduction to archival research workshop. You will learn how to begin your research, how to navigate the different types of archival services, how to read a finding aid, how to use online databases, and how to cite your sources. This workshop is offered two times during the semester, in French and in English and on demand for groups.

Introduction to rare books

During the academic year, Archives and Special Collections offers an introduction to rare books workshop. Discover the basics of how to consult and use rare books; how to find them in our catalogue, how to read and handle them, as well as some information about formats, paper and decorated paper, binding, printing types, the provenance, printers, etc. Designed as an overview to demystify the world of old books.

Specialized workshops and tours on demand

Professors and teaching assistants who would like their students to take advantage of a specialized workshop are invited to contact us at least two weeks in advance. We can offer introductory workshops or workshops on a particular theme related to your class.

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