Projects and opportunities

As part of a thriving research community, our museums and collections participate in a large number of exciting projects.

Digital scholarship

Many of these, both past and present, involve digital scholarship, supported by our Digital Humanities Hub:

Reading Research Projects

Search databases of research on the location of literary manuscripts (Location Register), writers’ and artists’ copyright holders (WATCH) and publishing firms out of business (FOB). FOB and WATCH are run jointly by the Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading.

Creative engagement

We frequently work with creative practitioners from many different backgrounds to produce new, creative interpretations of our collections:


Regular opportunities to get involved with our collections-based research include: