ALES Lunchtime Talk: ‘Using History Hackathons to foster creativity, collegiality and (careful) fun with archives’

The third remote lunchtime talk from the Archives for Learning and Education Section of the ARA will take place in March, and is being given by Dr Hannah-Louise Clark, Lecturer in Global Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow and a specialist of the modern Middle East and North Africa, and Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist and Engagement Lead at the University of Glasgow and Special Collections.   

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Their talk, entitled: ‘Using History Hackathons to foster creativity, collegiality and (careful) fun with archives’, will be held using Microsoft Teams at 1pm on Monday 8th March 2021. After the talk there will be the opportunity for questions and discussion with the speaker.   

The event is free to attend for ARA members. To book a place, please complete this online form by Monday 1st March 2021. Information on how to join will be sent to attendees ahead of the event.   

‘Using History Hackathons’ is an introduction to this concept. In addition, Dr Clark and Moira Rankin will give practical guidance for hosting a hackathon not only in person, with safety and conservation front and centre, but also virtually – based on preliminary results from their pilot with 200 first- and second-year undergraduates.    

In preparation for the session please read the ‘Global History Hackathon Playbook’ Version 1.1: Practical Guidance for Hosting a Hackathon for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences:  


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