Databases for Historians (3)

Databases for Historians (3)
07 Aug 2018, 10:30 to 10 Aug 2018, 17:00
Research Training
IHR Research Training Room, N318, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with an introduction to database techniques appropriate for historical research, with the focus very much on the concepts of good database design and the creation of high-quality historical data. 

The course is taught through a mixture of formal lectures and 'hands-on' practical classes in which delegates are provided with practical guidance on the use of commercially-available database software packages. The module covers a broad range of skills and techniques which include: 

  • Data manipulation (searching, sorting, and editing records)
  • Modelling historical data for computer-based analysis
  • Methods of data collection and data entry
  • Principles of coding

The remainder of the course considers the general presentation and publication of historical research findings in terms of the design, calculation and production of tables, charts basic figures, and associated graphics. 

The module does not require any previous specialist knowledge of computing or training in mathematics, though a working familiarity with Microsoft Windows is necessary and it would be advantageous for participants to take the IHR's free online course Designing Databases for Historical Research in advance of the start.

The course is open to postgraduates, academics and all who are interested in using databases to organise or analyse historical data.  Places are strictly limited and early application is strongly recommended.

If you would like your organisation to be invoiced for your place on the course, please contact the IHR Events and Operations office to discuss this option.

SAS students receive a 50% discount on all IHR Research Training courses.  Please contact the  IHR Events and Operations office if you wish to register.


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