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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.

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.

Visual sources for historians

Course date(s): 
3 Mar 2015 to 30 Mar 2015
An introduction to the use of art, photography, film and other visual sources by historians (post-1500). Through lectures, discussion and visits the course will explore films, paintings, photographs, architecture and design as historical sources, as well as provide an introduction to particular items both in situ and held in archives and libraries.