Historical research: Databases for research in History and Archaeology

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This one-day workshop for Historians and Archaeologists presents some of the key skills in using a computer to support Historical Research.

Dr Antony Buxton, tutor in design and domestic history at the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University, explains how he and others use computers for investigative reporting.  Teachers from Oxford’s IT Learning Programme introduce the principles of computerised databases and, importantly, ways of tailoring their design for specific research projects.

During the workshop you will have the opportunity to create a simple database and analyse historical data.

You can download the course book and other materials used at the workshop (but remember that they were designed for use in the classroom with teachers to support and help).