Facilities

The School aims to provide good support for staff, students and researchers. There are dedicated computing facilities within the Adam Smith Building and access to computers in other locations across campus. As far as possible doctoral students are provided with specialist desk, study and computing facilities to aid their study and writing. We are keen to support post-doctoral researchers and to accommodate visiting researchers where their interests link well with those of staff in the School. Our programmes of seminars, workshops and conferences contribute to a vibrant academic and social environment

Libraries & Archives

The University Library has outstanding collections relating to our subjects, including internationally important resources related to Russia and Eastern Europe, and key statistical and official publications collections. It is also a European Documentation Centre, and holds extensive electronic resources including key journals, newspapers and archival materials. The University Archives are a major research resource for social scientists and historians. Campus map ref D11.

As well as these excellent social sciences resources, the School has access to various subject-specific collections:

Lilybank House Library

This houses the collections of two research centres linked to the School via Economic & Social History: the Centre for Business History's holdings of over 7,000 items include corporate, industrial and sector-based histories, and a unique collection of business pamphlets. The Centre for the History of Medicine's substantial holdings of medical and medical historical volumes also include the historical collection of the British Medical Ultrasound Society. Campus map ref: D9.

Russian and East European Library

Designated a resource of national importance during the early 1990s, the CEES library is a highly-valued resource providing access to one of the world’s largest and best-established collections. The collection is constantly augmented to meet expanding research and teaching interests. It is housed on Level 6 of the University Library, campus map ref: D11. For further information visit the Russian and East European Library.

The Mark Pittaway Library and Archive

The Mark Pittaway Library and Archive was  donated  to CRCEES in April, 2011 by Mark’s parents. For several years, Mark taught contemporary and 20th century history at the Open University, and made a significant scholarly contribution to his subject.

The collection reflects Mark’s lifelong  passion  for the history of Hungary and for the 1945-1990 period in particular. The collection consists of more than 800 monographs and scholarly publications in the field of social and political history, and the archives provide a good collection of photocopies of historical documents and articles. Most volumes are in Hungarian, but some general works are in German and English. The collection is housed in the University Library, campus map ref: D11.

Learning Facilities

REPR Project Room

A project room for use by students on the MSc Programme in Real Estate, Planning & Regeneration (REPR). Two networked PCs  are connected to a graphics printer that REPR students may use for A1-A3 coursework. Location: Urban Studies, 25 Bute Gardens, campus map ref: D17.