THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED. TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST AND TO BE PUT ON THE LIST FOR A POTENTIAL SECOND ONLINE COURSE, PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]

Saturday 6th June 2020

If you have credit from cancelled NAS courses and would like to attend this course - DO NOT BOOK ONLINE. Please contact [email protected] and we will sort out your booking for you. 

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
We have adapted our course to be delivered online so that participants can learn how to use the Lloyd's Register Archive for their own research during lock-down.

This course reviews the different source types available from the Lloyd's Register through their Heritage and Education Centre, including the “Shipwreck Index of the British Isles”. The course will look at each of the sources available, how they were created, their original purpose, and how they can be used by archaeologists or historians today.

Specific focus will be given to understanding how these sources can be appropriately used in the archaeological investigation of a historic ship or a shipwreck site. This will include a discussion of their limitations and the appropriate use of a concurrent methodology utilising multiple source types (including archaeological material). The intention is to encourage participants to think critically about the use of sources and what the aim of the investigation of a ship or shipwreck might be.

This will be achieved by a formal review of the different sources followed by a desk-based session using the sources on a real-world example. Participants will be encouraged to access resources using their own computers/tablets to investigate a site. 

WHO'S IT FOR?
Anyone interested in researching historic ships and shipwrecks who wants to learn how to use this amazing new online resource properly.

NAS members will earn 5 credits for attending

WHAT YOU NEED TO JOIN THE ONLINE COURSE
A computer or tablet (phone screens are a bit small to look at for the whole day) with a good internet connection is essential. A built-in or external webcam and microphone are optional. A week before the course you will receive an invitation to the online course session which will be run through GoToMeeting. This is an online video conferencing programme that can be run directly through the internet or you get better connection if you download the small programme - it only takes a minute to do. 

If you are concerned about your computer set up, please contact the organiser at [email protected] for a test run before the course.

COSTS
NAS members £30 
Non-NAS members £60 (although as NAS membership starts at £12, you're better off becoming a member and getting the discount rate immediately!)

WHO IS TEACHING THE COURSE?
Southampton University PhD candidate Jack Pink will be the tutor and will impart his extensive knowledge of using the Lloyd's Register Archive, which he acquired during his PhD research.

TIMETABLE in British Summer Time

10:00 Log in, online etiquette and introductions 
10:15 Presentation: Archaeology and Documents
11:15 Questions
11:30 Break
11:45 Review of different source types
12:15 Practical: Integrating Sources – How to combine and critically analyse source types
12:45 Review of participants’ practical exercise
13:00 Questions
13:15 Break for lunch
14:00 Practical: Second example research exercise
14:30 Review Second example research exercise
14:45 Questions
15:00 Projects and how you can engage with other sources
15:30 End