HIST281 Hands-On History

The archive is the historian's laboratory. History is written using the materials that survive to give us clues about the past. From the history of book-burning to the challenges of writing history from oral traditions, to the advent of digital archives, the subject will provide training in how historical evidence is created. It will provide students with practical experience in accessing primary materials and instruction in how to classify and analyse historical evidence. The subject will also focus on use of digital tools and resources which are enabling new ways of researching the past.

Credits

Georgine Clarsen, Jen Roberts