Historians' Online Research Environments (Histore)


Project Summary

This project is hosted by: Institute of Historical Research

Research interests:
Digital resources
Project period:
01-Feb-2012 - 31-Jul-2012
Project summary:
Histore stands for Historians' Online Research Environments. This project aims to encourage historians to make greater use of online research tools and to empower them to request appropriate tools for their institutions' own Virtual Research Environments (VREs).

The IHR has been monitoring the use of digital tools for teaching and research since 2002. We have consistently found that use of online research tools is low, and that this is largely because of lack of awareness, not active resistance.

Histore will have two phases, both of which will address this low take-up and awareness. First the IHR will carry out a tools audit, which will make available on our History Online site a useful summary of many of the tools currently available, with advice about their features and advantages. Secondly the IHR will develop two free online training modules; these modules will give historians a greater sense of what is appropriate to their research, and give them the knowledge they need so that they can ask the managers of their own institutional VREs to make the right tools available.

Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Mr Jonathan Blaney Project Officer Institute of Historical Research SAS

 

Researchers:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Dr Mark Merry IHR Digital Projects and Training Officer Institute of Historical Research SAS
Mr Seiji Okamoto Web Content Developer Institute of Historical Research SAS
Dr Matt Phillpott IHR Digital Projects Officer Institute of Historical Research SAS
Dr Jane Winters Head of Publications & IHR Digital Institute of Historical Research SAS

 

Funding:

Funder Grant type Award
JISC

 


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