Professional Skills Workshop: Quantitative Methods in History (1 ECTS)
This workshop provides an overview of how quantitative and computational methods are used by historians in order to extract patterns from both qualitative and quantitative sources. This is an online workshop.
Foto: Carl-Erik Eriksson, NTNU
The increasing availability of digitalised information has revolutionised the way historians approach their subject of study. This workshop provides an overview of how quantitative and computational methods are used by historians in order to extract patterns from both qualitative and quantitative sources. This one-day online course will therefore expose students to different methodologies and ideas that can be implemented in their ow research projects.
This workshop is connected to the course “Quantifying History”, a hands-on course that teaches students how to apply these methods to real historical information, both quantitative and qualitative, as well as equip them with the necessary background to understand and interpret the historical literature using quantitative and computational methods.
The workshop will be organized in conjunction with the advanced research course at NTNU.
The learning platform used for this workshop is Microsoft Teams.
All assignments must be uploaded in MS Teams.
This is an online workshop, where the teaching will be done using Zoom.
Registration: Deadline September 12. We accept applications on a first-come-first-served basis for students of the partner institutions and other members of NRSH. For non-members, we will offer available spaces for PhD students in history and other historical disciplines after the registration date. To apply, please fill out the application form.
We will assess the applications shortly after the deadline and inform you of the assessment no later than five days after the deadline.
Deadline for assignemnts: tba
The course is organized in conjunction with the Advanced Research course, so that students may take one or both courses.
The course will be conducted in English or Scandinavian, depending on the language skills of the participating PhD students. The students are expected to attend and contribute actively in all parts of the course.
Appr. 70–100 pages required readings.
Administrative support: tba
Partner institutions of the Norwegian Research School in History are:
Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU) - Det humanistiske fakultet
Universitetet i Agder - Institutt for religion, filosofi og historie
Universitetet i Bergen - Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap
Universitetet i Oslo - Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Universitetet i Tromsø - Institutt for arkeologi, historie, religionsvitenskap og teologi
Nord Universitet - Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap
Høgskulen i Volda - Samfunnsfag og historie
Handelshøyskolen BI - Institutt for rettsvitenskap og styring