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‘Historical Research in the Digital Age’, Part 3: ‘Why archivists digitise, and why it matters’

In this third post in our 'Historical Research in the Digital Age' series, we hear from Anna Mcnally who is a qualified archivist with twenty years of professional experience. Here, Anna considers the development of digitised archives from the early 2000s, the behind-the-scenes work of digital archives, and how -- positively and negatively -- this influences the work we're able to do as historical researchers. 

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Teaching the early modern Islamic World

In July 2022, Peter Good received one of two Jinty Nelson Teaching Awards given annually by the Royal Historical Society. In this post, for the Society's 'Teaching Portal', Peter reflects on his classroom practice, and how he seeks to communicate the histories of early Modern Europe and the Islamic World to his students. Launched in 2020, the Teaching Portal now offers more than 60 articles and guides for History students and teachers in Higher Education.

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‘Historical Research in the Digital Age’, Part 2: ‘Tools for the Trade: And how historians can make the most of them’

We continue our new series - 'Historical Research in the Digital Age' - with a guide to understanding and building digital tools for historians, from Professor William J. Turkel, an experienced creator of digital resources to perform and communicate research. William explains how historians should conceptualise projects when seeking to use digital tool or, indeed, create their own digital resources. This post is Part 2 of our digital history series, hosted by Ian Milligan.

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