I have been waiting to write that title for well over a year now. After a delay of over 5 months History SPOT is finally ready to launch!
Research Seminars, Lectures and Conferences
History SPOT is brimming full of podcasts from IHR seminars, conferences and lectures from 2009 to the present. In addition to our extensive archives you will have access to all new podcasts from the IHR in the coming months and have the opportunity to discuss, comment upon and debate their content online.
In addition to the podcasts themselves History SPOT contains an archive of SPOT Newsletter reviews and abstracts which have thus far appeared on this blog along with various other additional resources. The SPOT Newsletter will be growing over the coming months adding opinions, additional facts and information, and mini bibliographies.
Historical Research Training
History SPOT presents to you for free and for the first time material from our research training courses and from our expertises as a research institute. Initially we have provided two research handbooks: one on the subject of Databases for Historians and another on podcasting. More will follow soon.
History SPOT is not just a place to search for content it is also designed so that you can interact with the subject matter. When you listen to one of our podcasts let us and other users know what you think. Is there something that you disagree with or do you have something to add to what our speakers discuss?
In addition you can create your own profiles, take part in social networking through Groups and Friends and create basic web pages. You can also write your own blog posts and discuss our activities with each other in various group forums.
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History SPOT will be in Beta Mode for approximately one month while we iron out the final glitches and errors, however we would very much appreciate your feedback. Do you like the new site? Is there anything that you don’t like? What could we do better? Is there anything missing? Please do let us know at History.firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Contact UsLINK option on History SPOT.
At some point soon I will write up another blog post here about the road to launch but in the meantime please do register for History SPOT, have a look around, and let us know what you think.
I hope you enjoy the site!