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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.

Methodologies for Material Culture IV: Warfare and Technology

Course date(s): 
17 Dec 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 University of Kent on 17 December and will focus on warfare and technology.

Methodologies for material culture: skills for study

Course date(s): 
31 May 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 first workshop will take place at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre on 31 May and will focus on objects drawn from the Museum of London's collections, primarily from its archaeological archives. Hands-on sessions will be the main feature of the day with practical training in how to 'read' and interpret objects.

Methods and sources for historical research

Course date(s): 
4 Nov 2013 to 8 Nov 2013
20 Jan 2014 to 24 Jan 2014
7 Apr 2014 to 11 Apr 2014
14 Jul 2014 to 18 Jul 2014
This course aims to equip historical researchers with the skills they will need to find and gain access to all the primary source materials they need for their projects. Over the course of a week (Mon-Fri), participants will learn, through an intensive programme of lectures and visits to repositories in and around London, how to combine online tools and traditional archival search techniques to locate and obtain evidence. Institutions visited will include the British Library, the National Archives and a number of other major national repositories in addition to a wide range of smaller and more specialised archives. The course is primarily aimed at those engaged in research degrees in history or kindred disciplines, but is open to all researchers wishing to expand their skills and knowledge in original source materials.

Oral history spring school

Course date(s): 
8 May 2014 to 10 May 2014
The 2014 Spring School in Oral History will be held at the Institute of Historical Research in association with the Oral History Society. The programme addresses six major areas: memory; emotion; representativeness and generalisability; analysing data; re-using archived interviews; outputs and impacts. The final day will include a discussion of teaching oral history in Higher Education.

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