Learning from the Past: A Guide for the Curious Researcher

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The storage void of the new British Library National Newspaper Building at Boston Spa in West Yorkshire. Photo © Kippa Matthews
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Join this free online course to find out how researchers use documents from the past, and explore how our understanding of the past influences the way we view the present. The language of history determines how we view the world today, and understand important issues such as the environment, human rights, and conflict. This language is shaped by the documents held in museums, archives and libraries, and the ways in which researchers interpret these documents is continually evolving.

This course combines research expertise from the University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham with collections and curators from the British Library, to reveal some of our hidden treasures: from sound recordings, and maps and views to the archived web.

This course is for people who are interested in how research influences contemporary debate, and for people who want to learn more about research skills using the resources of the past.

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Length: 3 weeks
Price: Admission: Free entry
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