HRI1A critical skill for anyone conducting research in History is their ability to properly manage their digital data. A research project is only as good as the evidence that underlies it and that evidence needs to be clear, sharable, and reusable.

Join us on Monday 14 April 2014 at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield for a workshop that aims to help postgraduate students and early career researchers to make better use of their data by providing skills training in data management tailored directly toward the Historian.

This is the third and final workshop of the AHRC-funded History DMT (Data Management Training and Guidance) project, which seeks to integrate best practice, good principles, and skills of research data management within the postgraduate curriculum and among early career historians. The workshop will showcase the chief deliverable of the project: a free online training course dedicated to the research data types that historians are most likely to come across in their research.

Further, the workshop will build upon the specialist training workshops which were held at the University of Hull and the Institute of Historical Research (University of London) by exploring the role of data management and training in research.

The workshop is FREE to attend. Academic staff, early career researchers and postgraduate students are welcome.

Please register your interest by contacting Clare Mills Please include in your email any dietary or access requirements and if you would like a travel bursary (a limited number of travel bursaries are available for students. If you believe that your costs will be significantly high or have any questions about the bursary please contact



10.30                     Coffee & registration

11.00                     Introduction

11.15                     Introducing the History Data Management Online Training Course

11.45                     Student Presentation #1

12.15                     Student Presentation #2

12.45                     Lunch


13.30                     Student Presentation #3

14.00                     Managing Data: Understanding Its Role and Impact in a History Research Project

14.30                     Group activity: using the course materials, evaluation

15.15                     Coffee Break

15.30                     Group feedback on the course materials

16.00                     Embedding Data Management Training

16.30                     Workshop ends

Location: Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield (34 Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY)

Event: History DMT workshop

Date: Monday 14th April 2014

Time: 10.30am-4.30pm


For further information about this workshop (including speaker details) check out our workshop home page.