hollyWith Christmas just around the corner updates for History SPOT are pausing for a few weeks.  We have a host of podcasts waiting for you, and these will start going up again from Monday 7th January (although there will be blog posts before then).  We are also excited to be able to have a line up of two brand new live streamed seminars for the start of January.  I’ll post more details about each of these nearer the time but for now here are the basic details:


Gender and History in the Americas
7 January 2013, 5.30pm
Althea Legal-Miller (Independent Scholar)
Mistreated and Molested: Jailhouse Violence and the Civil Rights Movement
Digital History seminar
8 January 2013, 5.15pm
Stephen Robertson (University of Sydney)
Mapping Everyday Life: Digital Harlem, 1915-1930

In 2013 I will talk a little more about our online research training materials, which have now become quite substantial.  We have two new courses launching – one a comprehensive course for historians wishing to build and use databases for their historical data and a second course working through all aspects of Paleography (called InScribe).

In the meantime, as project manager for History SPOT, I wish you a happy Christmas/holiday and New Year.

Best wishes,