History Lab Methods Workshop: Digital Histories – Theories and Practices

Date: Wednesday 8 May 2013
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: University of Roehampton, (Digby Stuart College) Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU (see map here)

A one-day study day organised by the Centre for History and Theory at Roehampton University and History Lab, this workshop is directed towards postgraduate (Masters and doctoral) students who wish to look at current historical theory and the ways in which theory can be used in producing historical research. It is made up of a series of interactive workshops in which invited academics and Roehampton staff introduce theoretical ideas which have influenced their own historical work and explore the ways in which these ideas can be deployed in research and writing. The focus of the day will very much be on the practical value of theory and digital practice, and there will be ample opportunities for students to reflect on and discuss the role of theory in their own work.

Places are limited, so registration is essential: click here to reserve your place


10.00-10.30 Registration; (Fincham 001)

10.30-11.15 Carmen Mangion (Birkbeck) ‘Considering Prosopography in Historical Research’

11.15 -12.00 Doug Brown (King’s College) ‘GIS Mapping and The Business of the New Poor Law in England and Wales 1834-c.1901 ’

12.00 – 1.00 Lunch; (available at campus cafés or feel free to bring your own)

1.00-1:45 Meg Arnot (Roehampton) ‘Clio’s consciousness wired? Some impacts of the digital world on historical knowledge’

1:45-2:30 Ted Vallance (Roehampton) ‘Crowd-sourcing and history: more in hope than expectation?’

2.30-2:45 Tea/Break; own arrangements

3.00 -4.00 Breakout sessions; (Hi209 and Fin204)

4.00-5.00 Round table and summing up;

Any queries contact: Carrie Hamilton (C.Hamilton@roehampton.ac.uk) or Stef Eastoe (seasto01@mail.bbk.ac.uk).

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