Connected Histories

Seems it’s official: we have funding for our new project, Connected Histories.

Connected Histories will create a federated search facility for a wide range of distributed electronic resources relating to early modern and nineteenth-century British History. …

Using metadata and other available background information, the project will create a search facility that can adapt to each resource to allow searching across a range of chosen sources for names, places and dates as well as keywords and dates. Background information about search results and a facility to save and export search results for further analysis will also be provided. An online collaborative workspace will allow users to document connections between resources.

It’s going to be interesting.

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5 Responses to Connected Histories

  1. Janice says:

    Oh, I’m excited. Particularly about the online collaborative workspace. That sounds great as I struggle with ways to get my students to interact more fruitfully in their work on some early modern documents we’re studying in the seminar this fall.

  2. If you would like to announce this on emob (and perhaps describe the project in some fuller detail), please let me know. Our readers will be very interested in hearing more. Thanks,

  3. sharon says:

    Anna, I may well get back to you on that in a few weeks. I’m only just getting my head round the project now and I’m bogged down with something else for the next week or two. Which is why this is such a short announcement!

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