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Public Speaking for Historians

Course date(s): 
27 Oct 2015
Public speaking whether through lecturing, conference papers, outreach activities or job presentations is the main medium by which we historians communicate our research. Clear, effective and professional communication skills are therefore absolutely essential to any aspiring academic. This one-day workshop, taught by Dr Eliza Filby (KCL) and a trained professional actor, Charlotte Endcott, is an interactive session, which fuses academic practice with acting techniques and is designed to enhance your confidence and understanding of oral communication.

Sources for British history on the Internet (free course)

The Internet now has a wide array of sources contained within it whether this be in the form of scans from old documents, websites built up around data, or journal article repositories and e-books. This modular course will contain various short modules about using the internet for sources specifically on British History. NB, this course has been withdrawn pending updating.

Summer school in local history 2014: Local History and Heritage

Course date(s): 
24 Jul 2014 to 26 Jul 2014
The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to announce its three-day non-residential summer school in local history, back for a third time after its extremely successful first two years. This year we shall take a theme of Local History and Heritage. It will introduce you to the most up-to-date methods, sources and successful approaches to the subject through an exciting programme of lectures and workshops.

Summer School in Local History 2015

Course date(s): 
21 Jul 2015 to 23 Jul 2015
The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to announce its three-day non-residential summer school in local history, back in 2015 for a fourth time after its extremely successful first three years. This year's theme is 'The Local History of the Twentieth Century: Possibilities and Pitfalls'. The school will introduce you to the most up-to-date methods, sources and successful approaches to the subject through an exciting programme of lectures and workshops.. An illustrious team of experts will explore the historical, archaeological, art historical and architectural evidence for British localities. The school is open to all those keen to expand or update their skills in local history research.

Textual analysis with computers

Course date(s): 
11 Jun 2013 to 18 Jun 2013
Researchers in the social sciences and humanities are increasingly using computers to manage, organise and analyse non-numerical data from textual sources. This two half-day workshop introduces historians to this rapidly growing field and will furnish participants with a good working grasp of the NVivo software package and its uses for all historical research projects.

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