Free courses

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.

Day for new research students

Course date(s): 
1 Oct 2013
The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to welcome those commencing research degrees in history and related disciplines in London, the South East and throughout the UK. Over the course of an afternoon, we shall introduce the IHR and its remit to assist and promote historical research of all sorts. Join us for lunch and then learn about our library, seminars, conferences, publications, website and training in specialised research skills and how they can help you. Hear also about the History Lab, the postgraduate support network run by and for those undertaking research degrees in history. Free to all new research students in history and in historical subjects from other disciplines.

Designing databases for historical research (free course)

This free module provides an overview of important concepts both in terms of the historical data that might be used in databases and in terms of the design process. The module takes the form of a handbook, broken down into chapter headings and acts as the preliminary module for the Building and using databases for historical research online course.

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