Course: Databases for young historians – theory & practice
The goal of this course is to provide the participants with elementary skills and knowledge to start working on their own database. The course will be mostly practical, with candidates working with laptops on different organized tasks and homework assignments. Creating an efficient, well-defined set of data is the first step toward any significant computational exploration; whether the researcher is interested in an interactive map, a network visualization, or statistical analysis. Being able to present and share the database and/or the resulting visualizations online allows young historians to support their research conclusions with the data they are based on and serves as proof of their computational skills for future applications.
The course is organized for a group of 15 young historians ideally in their PhD or final phase of their Research Master. No previous knowledge on databases or programming is
required. In advance of the course, applicants will be asked to write preliminary ideas for a database and to prepare a (small) set of data. Participants will obtain 2 ECTS upon completion.
Send your name, affiliation, current educational program and motivation to take part in the course (250-300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org (Leonor Álvarez Francés).
Deadline: December 15th 2015.