• Databases for Historians

    • Designing Databases for Historical Research

      Description: The aim of this handbook is to provide an overview of important concepts - both historical in nature and in terms of database design - that the historian will need to consider before embarking upon designing a database. 

      Category: Handbook

      Learning Outcomes include: Understand the basic concepts of using databases for historical research

      Educator(s): Dr Mark Merry

      Registration: Not required

      Requirements: None

      Cost: Free 

    • Course Description

      This course provides multi-disciplinary insight into internal displacement and protection during conflict. Taking a global perspective, it outlines the fundamentals of who internally displaced persons (IDPs) are and where they come from, as well as delving into the features of the global IDP protection response and potential ‘solutions’ for those who have been internally displaced. It places you at the centre of the learning experience through engagement with a range of robust and challenging activities, materials and online peer engagement.


    • Learning Outcomes

      Key concepts:
      • Explain the main trends in internal displacement and why IDPs merit special attention
      • Assess the provision ‘protection’ and ‘solutions’ for IDPs, including links to development
      • Evaluate the experience of internal displacement, drawing on research and creative sources
       Skills you will gain:
      • Learn to engage with technical concepts, language and materials
      • Practice sifting complex factual information to identify important features and trends
      • Learn to apply technical legal and policy categories to factual scenarios
      • Practice evaluating on-the-ground problems to identify pertinent solutions
      • Practice navigating online in order to engage with specialised resources
    • Further Details

      Level: Beginner

      Requirements: None

      Commitment: 6 weeks 

      Rewards: Certificate and Digital Badge

      Registration: Required

      Cost: Free

    • Educator(s)

      • Dr Romola Adeola, University of Pretoria, South Africa
      • Dr Hana Asfour, Parallel Perspective Consulting, Jordan
      • Professor David Cantor, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK
      • Dr Beatriz Sánchez Mojica, University of the Andes, Colombia
      • Dr Agnes Woolley, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

    • This course has been developed by a specialised consortium of research institutions working on IDP protection and research, led by the Internal Displacement Research Programme at the RLI. Financial support was provided by the Global Challenges Research Fund through the Interdisciplinary Network on Displacement, Conflict and Protection (INDCaP - AH/T005351/1) and Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA - EP/T003227/1) projects.

      The course runs regularly throughout the year and is entirely online. Members and prospective members of the IDRP-supported regional networks in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East will be prioritised for registration on the course. Those interested in registering for the course should make enquiries via their local network lead (details here).

      Researchers (and others interested in participating in the course) who are located outside the three regions should make enquiries via email to rli@sas.ac.uk.


    • Course Description

      This course provides multi-disciplinary insight into internal displacement and protection during conflict. Taking a global perspective, it outlines the fundamentals of who internally displaced persons (IDPs) are and where they come from, as well as delving into the features of the global IDP protection response and potential ‘solutions’ for those who have been internally displaced. It places you at the centre of the learning experience through engagement with a range of robust and challenging activities, materials and online peer engagement.


    • Learning Outcomes

      Key concepts:
      • Explain the main trends in internal displacement and why IDPs merit special attention
      • Assess the provision ‘protection’ and ‘solutions’ for IDPs, including links to development
      • Evaluate the experience of internal displacement, drawing on research and creative sources
       Skills you will gain:
      • Learn to engage with technical concepts, language and materials
      • Practice sifting complex factual information to identify important features and trends
      • Learn to apply technical legal and policy categories to factual scenarios
      • Practice evaluating on-the-ground problems to identify pertinent solutions
      • Practice navigating online in order to engage with specialised resources
    • Further Details

      Level: Beginner

      Requirements: None

      Commitment: 6 weeks 

      Rewards: Certificate and Digital Badge

      Registration: Required

      Cost: Free

    • Educator(s)

      • Dr Romola Adeola, University of Pretoria, South Africa
      • Dr Hana Asfour, Parallel Perspective Consulting, Jordan
      • Professor David Cantor, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK
      • Dr Beatriz Sánchez Mojica, University of the Andes, Colombia
      • Dr Agnes Woolley, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

    • This course has been developed by a specialised consortium of research institutions working on IDP protection and research, led by the Internal Displacement Research Programme at the RLI. Financial support was provided by the Global Challenges Research Fund through the Interdisciplinary Network on Displacement, Conflict and Protection (INDCaP - AH/T005351/1) and Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA - EP/T003227/1) projects.

      The course runs regularly throughout the year and is entirely online. Members and prospective members of the IDRP-supported regional networks in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East will be prioritised for registration on the course. Those interested in registering for the course should make enquiries via their local network lead (details here).

      Researchers (and others interested in participating in the course) who are located outside the three regions should make enquiries via email to rli@sas.ac.uk.