Making Oral History at the University of Leeds

A couple of weeks ago Antonio Martínez-Arboleda came over from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds to talk about his work getting students to engage in oral history projects there. Antonio has done a lot of work on OER (Open Educational Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources), including the HumBox (http://humbox.ac.uk/) repository ofContinue reading Making Oral History at the University of Leeds

History UK plenary meeting, London

A couple of weeks ago I attended the annual History UK plenary meeting at the Institute of Historical Research in London. Representatives from subscribing history departments in the UK were invited to attend. After the business meeting, there were two presentations about the relationship between the collection of data and the student experience in HistoryContinue reading History UK plenary meeting, London

Digital Modelling of the Ancient Roman World

Last week we hosted Dr Matthew Nicholls of the department of Classics at the University of Reading. He came to talk as part of our HEA-funded Making Digital History project to an audience of historians of all periods about digital modelling of the ancient Roman world, something he’s been working on for more than fiveContinue reading Digital Modelling of the Ancient Roman World

Dr Mark Horowitz visits the University of Lincoln to talk about Making Digital History

We were lucky enough to have Dr Mark Horowitz from the University of Illinois, Chicago visit us last week (22nd and 23rd October 2013) to give three presentations to History students at the University of Lincoln; partly funded by the Making Digital History project. The first in the series of presentations was for the MAContinue reading Dr Mark Horowitz visits the University of Lincoln to talk about Making Digital History

Xerte workshops completed

We (Antonella, I and the student ambassadors) just completed training over 100 first year students on our East meets West module in the use of Xerte. They will be using the tool in group projects for source analysis assignments. It was an effort to run the workshops and there were various technical challenges (PC failure,Continue reading Xerte workshops completed