The language of history determines how we view our world and understand urgent issues, such as the environment, conflict and human rights. This language is shaped by documents held in libraries and archives, and the ways in which researchers interpret these is constantly developing.
Learning from the Past - A Guide for the Curious Researcher at The University of Nottingham by FutureLearn will provide you with skills to discover and critically analyse the records of the past, including hidden treasures from the British Library’s collections. Researchers at the University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham will show how these collections influence the way we view our world today.
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- Why does the past matter today?
- History as language – and how to crack the code….
- Reading critically
- Photographs: A Window on the Past?
- Maps and Historical Images as Sources
- Finding Sources in Library Catalogues and Archives
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- 21 days
- 4 hrs/week
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History View 66 other Short Courses in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
No prior knowledge or training is needed. This course is for people who are interested in how history informs the ways in which we view the world today, or are already using records to find out about the past. You may be thinking about starting a postgraduate course, want to find out more about a specialist interest, or are working on a family or local history project.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 21 days.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 21 days.
It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade and receive a digital and printed certificate for $49. Additional benefits can be reached via the Unlimited FutureLearn product.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.