skip to content

Guided Projects are aimed at participants at all levels who want a more in-depth experience of collaborative digital research than is possible in a half-day workshop. Participants work together to develop a project designated by the CDH Learning team. Each Guided Project is around ten hours. Each explores a specific tool, method or set of challenges in detail. In addition to presentations, small group discussions, demonstrations, “hands-on” practical sessions in the classroom introducing new technical skills and working with software, part of each session is set aside for a project meeting where participants collectively decide goals, review progress and allocate tasks as a team. 

Each Guided Project will result in the publication of a collectively-written working paper documenting the methods used and listing all participants as co-authors. The working papers will be hosted by CDH on our website as an open resource. 

Guided Projects respond to the  interests and training needs of particular groups of participants, but follow the common pattern of working through five stages in the life-cycle of a digital project: design, capture, transform, analyse and present. 

  • Provide experience of applying digital methods and using digital tools.
  • Enable participants to work more effectively with others as part of an interdisciplinary research team



For in-person teaching: 5 x 2 hour sessions plus access to presenters’ slides and course materials via Moodle 
For remote teaching:  10 x 1 hour live-streamed sessions (generally over 5 weeks, usually following the model of a teaching hour followed by a separate Q and A or drop-in office hour), plus interactive chat forum for Q and A and access to course materials via Moodle.  
Number of participants per session: 15 
Number of sessions per year: up to 2

Future sessions

There are currently no upcoming events..

Past sessions

Title Start Date location
Delving into Massive Digital Archives - Finding lost, forgotten and neglected texts (Guided project) Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 11:00 Online event
Ghost fictions (Guided project) Monday, 26 October, 2020 - 14:00 Online event