Round-up of other upcoming training and information resources sessions

Change of date for WISER: Online Resources for Historians session
Due to an unavoidable clash of commitments, the WISER session on Online Resources for Historians has had to be moved from the afternoon of Wednesday 8th June to the morning of Wednesday 1st June. Many apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The new details are as below:
WISER: Online Resources for Historians
Wednesday 1 June 09:30-10:45
A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British & W European history: bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks & ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.
Presenter: Isabel Holowaty
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Thesis Fair for 2nd year History Undergraduates
Thursday 19 May, 14:00-16:00 – Exam Schools

The Fair aims to help 2nd year History Undergraduates:

  • explore what source materials and information resources (archival, print and electronic) are available in Oxford libraries;
  • meet local experts for further discussion;
  • learn about useful tips and tools;
  • browse among stalls to learn about Oxford’s rich collections as well as attend brief talks;
  • find information at your own pace and together with local experts jointly explore information resources and finding tools.

Timetable of talks:

  • Top 10 Tips from a Student survivor @ 14:30

The stalls will include medieval and early modern sources, modern political papers, US History, collections in the HFL and college libraries & archives, and many more. There will also be stalls on how to make the most of IT and web tools.

Come and along and get some ideas for your dissertation!

For details of further useful courses this term, including the Information Skills Minimum Kit and RefWorks, please see the History Faculty Library Undergraduate Training page.  

Make: Together – textual scholarship in the twenty-first century
Monday 23 May, 12:30-13.30
This session looks at how humanities researchers can build a digital environment for their own projects. It examines some of the database and programming tools that are available, and most importantly, how a purpose built digital environment can enhance the process of understanding texts. It is based on the work of two DPhil students in history who will demonstrate how they are using such technology to study medieval manuscripts and charters.
OUCS – Further details and bookings (Ox users)

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