Module Identifier HY33620  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Michael Roberts  
Semester Semester 2  
Mutually Exclusive HY33220 Single or Joint Honours History students only, HY33320 , HY33720 , HY33820 , HY34320  
Course delivery Lecture   6 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours  
  Practical   5 Hours 5 x 2 hours  
Assessment Essay   2 x 1,500 word essays   40%  
  Assignment   1 x 5,000 word project   60%  

Brief description
This module will consider the history of computing, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural effects. The implications of computing and data processing for historical research will be discussed with regard to particular examples, drawing attention to both the benefits as well as limitations of this new technology. The module will also introduce students to a range of computing applications from basic word processing skills to the manipulation of spreadsheets and statistical packages, as well as to the range of information available on the Internet or World Wide Web.

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
E Mawdsley & T Munck. Computing for Historians: an introductory guide.
J-P Genet & Zampolli. Computers and the humanities.