History DMT (Data Management Training and Guidance) aimed to integrate best practice, good principles, and skills of research data management within the postgraduate curriculum and among early career historians through a series of specialist workshops at London, Hull, and Sheffield and through the development of a free online training course dedicated to the research data types that historians are most likely to come across in their research.
Various pathways enable a hands-on approach to research data management that covers the many types of data which historians generate, as well as the means with which to share that data. These cover:
- Textual materials
- Visual sources
- Oral history
- Statistical data
Drawing on existing material created by previous projects, as well as developing substantial new content, History DMT formed part of a wider collection of History focused research training material designed for national postgraduate and early career training. The materials were compiled into University of Hull, University of Sheffield, and Institute of Historical Research postgraduate training virtual learning environments (VLE’s) as well as the publicaly-facing History SPOT website (http://historyspot.org.uk).
This was an AHRC-funded project, as part of the Collaborative Skills Development strand. History DMT was led by the Institute of Historical Research in collaboration with the Department of History, University of Hull and The Digital Humanities Institute, University of Sheffield. The principal grant holder was Professor Matthew Davies (IHR), with Dr Matt Phillpott (IHR) acting as project manager. The other project leaders were Chris Awre (Head of Information Management within Library and Learning Innovation) and John Nicholls (History) at the University of Hull, and Michael Pidd and Sharon Howard (The Digital Humanities Institute) at the University of Sheffield.
Online Training Resource
- Prof.Matthew Davies (Principal Investigator – IHR, University of London)
- Dr Matt Phillpott (Project Manager – IHR, University of London)
- Dr Mark Merry (IHR, University of London)
- Dr Simon Trafford (IHR, University of London)
- Chris Awre (University of Hull)
- John Nicholls (University of Hull)
- Michael Pidd (The Digital Humanities Institute)