Underhill Research Room

Lina Crompton in the Underhill Research Room. (Photo Luther Caverly)

Lina Crompton in the Underhill Research Room. (Photo Luther Caverly)

The Underhill Research Room is a digital lab with three Mac workstations and a state-of-the-art digital microfilm and microfiche reader. Located on the fourth floor of Paterson Hall, the three Mac workstations are available Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 to 4:30 on a first come, first serve basis.  If, however, you wish to reserve one of the Mac workstations or use the digital microfilm reader, please use the booking system below.  Arrangements may also be made to use the room after 4:30, but please use the booking system to do so. (Note: the digital microfilm reader can only be used with appointment.) The three Mac workstations have a wide suite of software, including Final Cut Pro (on one of the stations) and the Stories Matter software for working with oral history (on all three stations).

The Underhill Research Room is intended for use by any student, faculty member, or departmental partner.  We welcome small groups to reserve the entire room for class-based research projects, and each work station is set up to allow researchers to work in small groups of 2 or 3.  We also welcome other uses of the room, including using it as an interview or podcast-recording space. Questions about the room, the workstations, software, or equipment should be directed to: underhillresearchroom@gmail.com or contact Dr. John C. Walsh directly (john_walsh@carleton.ca).

Please note that funding for the Underhill Research Room is from the Department of History, which provides the space, the Office of the Provost and Vice President (Academic), in the form of a Teaching Achievement Award, which funded the three Mac workstations and the furniture, and the Underhill endowment which made possible the digital microfilm reader.  We are grateful to all for their support.

Online Booking System

The Underhill Research Room can be booked online below, or if your browser can’t display the embedded page, please visit underhillresearchroom.youcanbook.me directly.


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