Case studies and introductory training modules in the use of various advanced digital techniques. Although primarily focused on semantic data markup and text mining, there is also information about other areas: visualisation, linked data, and cloud computing.
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8 May 2013 to 10 Jul 2013
This course aims to provide a critical introduction to some of the most influential frameworks of explanation in historical work today. Taught on Wednesday evenings (5.30-7.00) by Professor John Tosh, Dr John Seed and Professor Sally Alexander, Explanatory Paradigms will explore one explanatory approach each week in depth through a combination of a lecture and seminar discussion based on the students’ own reading.
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.
3 Oct 2013 to 5 Dec 2013
After its extremely successful launch in 2012, we are delighted to announce the return of our introduction to the history of gardens from the sixteenth century to the present. Taught in ten weekly sessions at the IHR from 11:00 - 13:00, it will provide both an overview of the development of gardens from the early modern world to the twenty-first century, and practical training in all the skills necessary to conduct research in garden history, introducing the study of relevant archival material from archaeology, architecture, cartography, horticulture, manuscripts, paintings and other works of art.
19 Nov 2013
This half-day workshop explains the theory and practice of correct referencing by historians. It explores the different citation systems historians use and explains when, where and how to cite sources and authorities both manually and using citation management software.