A workshop for history doctoral students who are interested in using the Internet for research, covering identification of digital resources for history, operationalizing research questions using digital resources, and digital resource best practice.

Doctoral students in any area of History or related fields who are interested in using the Internet for research are invited to apply to attend this workshop. Those studying the period 1700-1900 are particularly encouraged to apply (applicants are also strongly encouraged to attend the Digital History Workshop on 3 September 2009).

The main theme of the day will be translating research ideas in research practice in the context of Internet research, including a mixture of hands-on sessions, discussion of research problems and consideration of how digital materials can influence how one approaches research, in addition to interactive sessions geared at helping research students interested in this area connect with others from across the UK.

Three sessions will address:

  • How to identify digital resources for History

  • Operationalizing research questions using digital resources

  • Best practice in using digital resources

How to Apply

Fill out the e-History Doctoral Workshop Application (Microsoft Word, 30kb) and return to events@oii.ox.ac.uk by 21st August 2009. Each student should prepare a short (3-5 min, 4 slides max.) summary of their work that focuses on their central research question and topic: it is hoped that these short presentations will lead to longer, more substantive discussions during breaks and further sessions.

Schedule for e-History Doctoral Workshop

Time

Session

09:00

Arrival at the Oxford Internet Institute (1 St Giles) and coffee

09:30

Welcome by the organizers: Dr Kathryn Eccles and Dr Eric T. Meyer (Oxford University). Introduction: Historians on the web

09:50

Getting started with digital resources – finding out what’s available, Dr James Wilson, Intute

10:45

Coffee

11:00

Student Presentations and discussion

12:30

Lunch (provided)

13:30

Best practice in using Digital Resources for History: Isabel Holowaty, University of Oxford History Librarian

14:30

Coffee

14:45

Discussion: Addressing research questions using digital resources

16:00

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
  • Dr Kathryn Eccles

    Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute
  • Isabel Holowaty

    Affiliation: University of Oxford History Faculty Librarian
  • Dr James Wilson

    Affiliation: Intute
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