In the blogpost I recently co-authored with Jenny Delasalle, we gave some pointers to researchers visiting an archive for the first time. This post follows up on that, and is to help those who might be confronting an historical document for the first time. Imagine the scene. You're at the archives, your desk and your documents are booked, and you are now … [Read more...] about At the archives: what’s that scrawl? Tips on reading historical documents
If you are crossing disciplines then you may find yourself researching in an archive for the first time. Last month we looked at reasons why researchers might want to consult original documents. This time I've co-authored a blogpost with Jenny Delasalle to outline things that you might need to be prepared for, when visiting archives. (If you're also … [Read more...] about 10 Things you might encounter, when you consult rare documents in an archive
In my recent Piirus blogpost reporting on this year’s IMC in Kalamazoo, I stressed the importance of digitization projects, especially for scholars working in the Humanities. These are producing and providing digital facsimilies of prominent valuable historical sources, from individual manuscripts to entire collections and libraries. One great advantage of … [Read more...] about Everyone’s digitizing: here is one eminent new example!