Course Details and Schedule

In this one day workshop, you will learn how to organise your historical research data. You will hear from experienced researchers about their work and learn from database specialists about designing and building your own database. We will discuss how to use a computerised database to record and interrogate historical and archaeological evidence. You will see how careful database design enables you to extract qualitative evaluation from your quantitative data.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Can a computer assist with historical research?
  • Examples of historical studies using a database
  • Database design is all-important
  • Recording historical data
  • Interrogating historical data
  • Making your numbers tell a story
Course information
Intended audience Historians and archaeologists who need to store and interrogate data
Prior knowledge No previous knowledge required
Resources A course book must be purchased when you attend the course (included in the Cost below)
Software Access 2013, Excel 2013
Format Presentation, practical exercises and some group work
Further information The cost for all Oxford University current students, staff and official visitors is below. If you are not a member of Oxford University you are still welcome to attend this event. To register your interest please contact The cost for external attendees is £95.
Where next? Visit the workshop's website to read more
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in future dates for this course.