A workshop aiming to introduce researchers to key digital history resources, to showcase the research arising from these new resources, and to raise and discuss issues surrounding the use of digital resources for research and teaching.

This workshop will bring together historians and research students with an interest in learning how digital collections are enhancing humanities research and can potentially transform the research they do, as well as those involved in creating digitised collections in the humanities.

The workshop aims to introduce researchers to key digital history resources, to showcase the research arising from these new resources, and to raise and discuss issues surrounding the use of digital resources for research and teaching.

Schedule for Digital History Workshop

Time

Session

09:00

Arrival at New College and coffee

09:30

Welcome and introductory remarks

09:35

The First World War

Online resources for studying the First World War, Chris Kempshall, University of Sussex

Introduction to the First World War Digital Poetry Archive, Kate Lindsay

Using the First World War Digital Poetry Archive for teaching, Dr Andrea Peterson, University of Birmingham

11:00

Coffee

11:30

Visual Sources on the Web

Digital visual sources for Historians, Peter Robinson, Oxford University Computing Services

Introduction to the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera online, David Tomkins

Using online visual imagery for research, Prof. Brian Maidment, University of Salford

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Political History on the Web

Online resources for political history, Joanna Innes, University of Oxford

Introduction to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Collection, Rob Newman, ProQuest

Using online political history resources for research, Dr Philip Salmon, History of Parliament

15:30

Coffee

16:00

Newspapers and databases: Quantitative and qualitative approaches

A guide to online resources for quantitative history, Richard Deswarte, UK Data Archive

Introduction to British Library Newspapers, Ginevra House, British Library

Using Newspapers and other online resources in research, Dr Rosalind Crone, Open University

17:30

Drinks reception

19:00

End

Funding for this workshop has been provided by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), with additional support provided by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Oxford e-Social Science Project (OeSS).

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)Oxford e-Social Science Project (OeSS)

About the speakers

  • Professor Eric T. Meyer

    Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute
  • Jo Innes

    Affiliation: University of Oxford
  • Kate Lindsay

    Affiliation:
  • Professor Brian Maidment

    Affiliation: University of Salford
  • David Tomkins

    Affiliation:
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