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The creation of digital archives and editions of historical texts opens up new possibilities for the creation of structured data on human populations of the past. This workshop aims to open up the journey from archival sources to data to critical scrutiny from a range of different disciplines, with a specific focus on the potential and challenges involved in the reconstruction of statistics about historical populations through case studies presented by the Cambridge Population Group, the Casebooks Project and The National Archives.

A sandwich lunch will be served, so please help us cater accurately by cancelling your ticket if you book and find you can no longer attend.

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Please book online here

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 - 11:00 to 14:00
Event location: 
Boardroom, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge

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Past sessions

Title Start Date location
Digital research project design for beginners Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 - 14:00 S2, Alison Richard Building
Curating your own digital archive Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 11:00 S3, Alison Richard Building
Webscraping for beginners Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 - 14:00 B4, Criminology
Understanding digital footprints Monday, 27 November, 2017 - 14:00 SG2, Alison Richard Building
Can social media work for me? Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 - 14:00 S1, Alison Richard Building
Beyond words (1): mapping the conceptual terrain Friday, 15 December, 2017 - 11:30 G06/07, Faculty of English
How to get bulk data from websites Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 - 11:00 S3, Alison Richard Building
Democracy by Design: activism, apps and activist apps Monday, 22 January, 2018 - 14:00
Turn your PDFs into searchable text Tuesday, 23 January, 2018 - 14:00
Protest Event Analysis: a practical introduction Thursday, 25 January, 2018 - 14:00