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Skills Team Workshops

Archival Skills

About this workshop

Workshop description

This master class is designed as an introduction to the knowledge and skills required when working with archival material from the period 1500-1800, and will provide practical experience of transcribing material from this period.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify common Secretary hand characters and abbreviations
  • Understand historical date systems
  • Understand historical systems of measures
  • Find downloadable bibliographic guides for follow-up reading

Who this workshop is for

Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates (taught or research), who want a chance to develop their ability to read and understand historical writing, dates and systems of measures.


This workshop is run by an Academic & Library Specialist from the Brynmor Jones Library Skills Team.

Workshop format & availability

Register for this workshop

To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below to access the booking form.

Relevant SkillsGuides

More information on this topic can be found on the following SkillsGuides:

Archive Collections at HHC Using Hull History Centre Finding archives Diversity in archives Archival skills