Historical archives 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): 
30 Sep 2014
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.

Freedom of information: a practical guide for historians

Course date(s): 
10 Apr 2013
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 dramatically altered arrangements for access to information held by public bodies, vastly widening opportunities for researchers of all sorts. Historians increasingly are using FoI requests to obtain sources that traditionally would have been inaccessible for long periods, but there is an art to using the Act creatively and drafting requests which will be met fully and promptly by the authorities. Taught by Andrew Flinn from UCL, this one-day workshop details the rights of the historian under FoI provisions, considers the theoretical implications of increased access and explains how to compose the most successful FoI requests.

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