Resources available include:
Facilities available include a study room with IT facilities.
There is an IT suite on the ground floor. The Library has two
microform readers, including a reader/printer.
Books cannot be borrowed from the Library but researchers are
welcome to use them anywhere in the building. Photocopying
facilities are also available on request.
Wherever possible, we offer researchers individual desk space
and the use of all the facilities in the Institute, including
access to a small kitchen for tea and coffee. We cannot offer
accommodation but a list of suitable housing is available on
request from Rebecca Bloomfield.
Academic staff associated with WISE have offices in the
Institute and are available to meet with researchers, although
appointments are sometimes necessary.
For further details about resources available and how to
organise a research visit please contact Rebecca Bloomfield or John Oldfield.
A core part of the mission of WISE is the protection,
preservation, and international dissemination of archive and other
materials relating to the history and contemporary aspects of
slavery and emancipation. Research by scholars associated with WISE
has already resulted in the creation of a number of electronic
archives as well as collections of material in microfilm,
microfiche and other formats. We expect this work to remain a core
activity of WISE and to produce an ever-growing archival resource
within the Institute.
We also anticipate working with others to protect and preserve
documentary and other materials deemed at risk and to maximise
accessibility to all slavery-related materials. WISE will thus
steadily become a central national and international resource for
material on both historical and contemporary aspects of
For further information on the archive and related work of WISE
open the following documents:
WISE Microform Library
Visiting researchers may also want to make use of other local
research sites whilst visiting, such as: