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What is an archive and how can it be used? Students are introduced to some archives in Aberdeen and learn how to make best use of these important resources for research. They learn transcription methods using the mediaeval burgh records held at Aberdeen city archives. Lectures and seminars investigate the history and philosophy of archival collections and museums; statistical approaches to the contents of archives and qualitative analyses of specific collections. Assessment is based on a 5000-word essay in which students are asked to identify and analyse a specific Aberdeen, Scotland, or UK collection.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Continuous Assessment (100%): 1x source review (60%); 1x presentation of a personal research/study project based on material found in the archives (40%); Formative assessment includes source transcriptions and similar exercises.
There are no assessments for this course.