Training Schools

Our research agenda includes two training schools and a colloquium, designed to introduce scholars to the project’s standards, tools, workflows, and methods for data curation and  analysis.

The first training school at the University of Cambridge (July 8-10, 2019) will introduce participants to the meta-archive and to the curatorial tools, teaching them how to clean their own datasets and/or to contribute metadata to Early Modern Letters Online. The second training school at the University of Oxford (January 6-8, 2020) will introduce our network analysis tools and methodologies, and provide time explore and apply these to the participants’ own data and research questions.

At their conclusion the teaching material from the training schools will be packaged as a standalone, open-access curriculum which can be used by other projects and institutions to offer analogous training. The curriculum will be complement by open-source network analysis tools and technical infrastructure developed by us for the project.

Scholars from all career stages are welcome to apply for funded places at the training schools and concluding colloquium, but will be expected to commit in advance to attending all three events. Deadline: 1 April.