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Methodologies for Material Culture IV: Warfare and Technology

Course date(s): 
17 Dec 2013
The IHR, in partnership with the Museum of London, the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent, is offering a series of free workshops (funded under the AHRC's Collaborative Skills Development Programme for postgraduates and early career researchers) on methodologies for material culture. The third workshop will take place at the University of Kent on 17 December and will focus on warfare and technology.

Methodologies for material culture: skills for study

Course date(s): 
31 May 2013
The IHR, in partnership with the Museum of London, the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent, is offering a series of free workshops (funded under the AHRC's Collaborative Skills Development Programme for postgraduates and early career researchers) on methodologies for material culture. The first workshop will take place at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre on 31 May and will focus on objects drawn from the Museum of London's collections, primarily from its archaeological archives. Hands-on sessions will be the main feature of the day with practical training in how to 'read' and interpret objects.

Methods and sources for historical research

Course date(s): 
17 Nov 2014 to 21 Nov 2014
26 Jan 2015 to 30 Jan 2015
13 Apr 2015 to 17 Apr 2015
13 Jul 2015 to 17 Jul 2015
This course aims to equip historical researchers with the skills they will need to find and gain access to all the primary source materials they need for their projects. Over the course of a week (Mon-Fri), participants will learn, through an intensive programme of lectures and visits to repositories in and around London, how to combine online tools and traditional archival search techniques to locate and obtain evidence. Institutions visited will include the British Library, the National Archives and a number of other major national repositories in addition to a wide range of smaller and more specialised archives. The course is primarily aimed at those engaged in research degrees in history or kindred disciplines, but is open to all researchers wishing to expand their skills and knowledge in original source materials.

Oral history spring school

Course date(s): 
16 Apr 2015 to 18 Apr 2015
‘There is a general lack of training related to using oral history in an academic context. This course was a very welcome development’ – participant in an Institute of Historical Research and Oral History Society Spring School to be staged again between 16 and 18 April 2015 at Senate House, London WC1E 7HU. The Oral History Spring School covers the theory and practice of oral history with the help of leading UK oral historians. Participants should have prior experience of oral history work to be ready to discuss remembering, the emotions, analysing data, the re-use of oral history interviews and contexts for oral history outputs.

Palaeography and diplomatic

Course date(s): 
7 Oct 2014 to 12 May 2015
The course is designed to help students to work with medieval and early modern manuscripts. It will be tailored as far as possible to individual needs within the group. Besides practical training (transcription, editing, the physical aspects of manuscripts and documents including illumination), the course introduces the history of script and its intellectual context from Roman times to c. 1600. Full use will be made of the incomparable manuscript and facsimile resources of the Palaeography Collection, Senate House Library. At least one visit will be to the British Library. In the second term English documents and manuscripts will be studied.

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