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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14 May 2014 to 16 Jul 2014
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.
13 May 2014 to 1 Jul 2014
This course provides an introduction to how archival research findings on historic gardens can contribute to garden restoration, conservation and management. Taught on Tuesday mornings (11.00-13.00), Historic Gardens: Research in Action adopts a case-study approach to the exploration of these relationships through a combination of lectures, seminar-based discussions and site visits.
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.