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An introduction to oral history

Course date(s): 
20 Jan 2015 to 31 Mar 2015
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of oral history. Participants will learn though classroom teaching and practical sessions how to conduct their own interviews. As well as addressing theoretical and methodological issues, An Introduction to Oral History will help students to develop practical skills in interviewing, recording, and the organisation and preservation of oral material.

Archival Research Skills for Historians: Early Modern Programme

Course date(s): 
8 Apr 2013 to 12 Apr 2013
15 Jul 2013 to 19 Jul 2013
The National Archives in partnership with the IHR is offering, free of charge, a series of week-long workshops for postgraduates on archival research skills for historians. Funded by the AHRC and taught by specalists from TNA, the IHR and local record offices, the workshops will provide you with the skills necessary to undertake effective and focused archival research. All sessions take place at The National Archives, offering an unparalleled opportunity for guided interactive exploration of the largest and most varied collection of historic records in the world.

Archival Research Skills for Historians: Medieval Programme

Course date(s): 
18 Mar 2013 to 22 Mar 2013
8 Jul 2013 to 12 Jul 2013
The National Archives in partnership with the IHR is offering, free of charge, a series of week-long workshops for postgraduates on archival research skills for historians. Funded by the AHRC and taught by specalists from TNA, the IHR and local record offices, the workshops will provide you with the skills necessary to undertake effective and focused archival research. All sessions take place at The National Archives, offering an unparalleled opportunity for guided interactive exploration of the largest and most varied collection of historic records in the world.

Archival Research Skills for Historians: Modern British Programme

Course date(s): 
8 Apr 2013 to 12 Apr 2013
15 Jul 2013 to 19 Jul 2013
The National Archives in partnership with the IHR is offering, free of charge, a series of week-long workshops for postgraduates on archival research skills for historians. Funded by the AHRC and taught by specalists from TNA, the IHR and local record offices, the workshops will provide you with the skills necessary to undertake effective and focused archival research. All sessions take place at The National Archives, offering an unparalleled opportunity for guided interactive exploration of the largest and most varied collection of historic records in the world.

Building and using databases for historical research

The aim of this training course is to equip you with the skills required to build and use a relational database suited to historical research. Creating databases can be a relatively simple process, especially with today’s desktop software, which is geared to offering help at every stage; with a little bit of extra effort additional functionality can be built into the ‘database application’ which will enable it to form the most valuable and powerful of customised research tools. Entering data into the database can be a time-consuming endeavour, but if it is done correctly into a well-designed database then the potential improvements offered in terms of information management and analysis more than repays the effort. This course continues from the free online course Designing databases for historical research.

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