Forthcoming courses

Methods and sources for historical research

Course date(s): 
13 Jul 2015 to 17 Jul 2015
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.

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 for 2015. This year's theme and programme will be announced soon. 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.

Databases for historians II: practical database tools

Course date(s): 
5 Aug 2015 to 7 Aug 2015
The aim of this course is to develop further practical skills in constructing and fully exploiting databases for use in historical research. Assuming a basic understanding of the conceptual issues, the course will introduce techniques to conduct more complex analysis and to present the results in graphical form for greatest comprehension and impact.

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