Workshop courses

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.

Historians and their Data: a Workshop Exploring Best Practice for Research Data Management in History

Course date(s): 
14 Apr 2014
Managing digital data is a critical skill for anyone conducting research in History. Whether you are an individual scholar or a partner in a large collaborative project, the way in which you collect, organise and manage your data will have a big impact on your research. It will affect the ways in which you can ask questions of your data and consequently it will influence your interpretation. Further, it will affect your ability to verify your conclusions at a later date as well as inhibit the potential to re-use and share the data. Your data might consist of oral history recordings, images of ancient artefacts, economic and social statistical data or transcribed copies of archive documents. Irrespective of where your data comes from and what form it takes, it will be the bedrock of your research and so it is important that you look after it!

Managing Your Research: From Creating to Sharing

Course date(s): 
27 Feb 2014
Managing your research: from creating to sharing To be effective researchers, historians must learn skills to enable them to manage their research processes so that everything they do is recoverable, usable, and useful. This workshop is intended to help postgraduate students and early career researchers to think more about what it is they do, to learn about digital tools that can help them become better and more efficient historians, and to recognise the importance of being able to share that research in terms of both the data/research gathered and in terms of publishing.

Methodologies for Material Culture II: Literary Culture

Course date(s): 
23 Sep 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 second workshop will take place at Senate House Library on 23 September and will focus on literary culture.

Methodologies for Material Culture III: Museums and Material Culture

Course date(s): 
8 Nov 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 Museum of London on 8 November and will focus on museums.

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