Event title:

Bias, Subjectivity & Perspective in Archives [Online]

Event details

Event details

Thursday, 11th March 2021
11:00 - 12:00
  Bias, Subjectivity & Perspectives in Archives     UG/PG  

Event description

Event description

Workshop description

This course explores the issues of bias, perspective and subjectivity surrounding the use of archival material as a research resource.

It consists of asynchronous content to be worked through independently, and is supported with a live discussion session.

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify the inherent bias of key document types, including press cuttings, letters and diaries, pamphlets and printed material, published accounts and statements, photographs
  • analyse any specific subjectivity that an individual author might bring to the creation of a document
  • evaluate the utility of individual documents to provide a perspective on a given subject, in light of the document's inherent bias and subjectivity

Who this workshop is for

Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students who are required or intending to use archival resources during their studies, and wish to gain a better understanding of critical and ethical source analysis to develop these key knowledge management skills.

Course structure

This workshop runs over several days. Please see the course structure table below.



Monday 8th March-Wednesday 10th March

Work through asynchronous content and prepare discussion points for live session

Thursday 11th March, 11.00-12.00

Live discussion session on Teams


This workshop is run by an Archivist from the Hull University Archives Team.



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