Funding for the Methods Network ended March 31st 2008. The website will be preserved in its current state.

Whilst there is an ever expanding body of online and electronic resources, sophisticated applications and decades of experience the provision of ICT training for history students in the UK is at best patchy. These challenges are no less important for memory institutions outside of higher education. There is a danger that the historians of the future, faced with increasing volumes of born digital material, will surrender the discipline to scholars better equipped to deal with the digital age from subjects such as sociology, anthropology and political economy, with history increasingly defined as an analogue subject, chronologically constrained by the end of the 20th Century. The AHC-UK conference in 2007 Distributed Ignorance and the Unthinking Machine: Computing in History Teaching addressed some of these issues and looked for a way forward for the role of computing in history teaching.

The following postgraduates were awarded Methods Network bursaries to attend the conference in 2007:

  • Margaret Cooper - University of Birmingham (pdf) : (html)
  • Joshua Hutchinson - University of Durham (pdf) : (html)
  • Paul Waring - University of Manchester (pdf) : (html)