This three-day course is meant for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) or students in general who want to learn how to exploit their historical sources in a structured, systematic and sustainable way. Primary goal is teaching them best practices of handling historical longitudinal data by way of the Intermediate Data Structure (IDS). Secondary goal is to guide students in working with their own dataset: converting them into the IDS structure and developing their own extraction software. Recent experiences in the use of extraction software will also be presented and discussed.
The first day the IDS will be introduced and explained; the second and third day will be focused on working with the datasets that the ESRs or students are working with including an introduction to the working of so-called extraction software. All kind of practical problems and solutions will be discussed and eventually tried out.
The course is designed for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) within the context of the LONGPOP program, but there is room for more students. The course is free of charges, but students have to pay their own accommodation and travel. The course will be held at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, 26-28 March.
Read the programme for more information.