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More and more archives are allowing researchers to photograph material. This has revolutionized the way that historians can conduct research and has made research travel considerably more efficient. However, historians are now left with huge quantities of digital material to sort through and organize. This workshop will introduce DEVONthink, a MacOS-based application that offers powerful tools for organizing all kinds of digital records. We will show you key features, like tagging and built-in Optical Character Recognition, and also suggest possible workflows from the archive to the researcher’s virtual archive. Audience members will be welcome to suggest their own workflows and techniques for managing electronic research. The workshop will be conducted in English, mais nous encourageons des questions en français.

Thursday 9 February 2023  
12h00-13h30 Eastern Time

English-Language Workshop

 Jacqueline Briggs is a SSHRCC Postdoctoral Fellow at the faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. As a historian of ‘administrative colonialism’ in Canada, Jacquie’s critical approach to the study of the criminal justice system focuses on intersections between federal administrators and the legal profession. Her postdoctoral project is a history of the Department of Justice from the late 19th century to the present, exploring the public interest role of lawyers-as-bureaucrats.

Thomas Blampied is an instructor and research consultant. Thomas recently completed a PhD in history at the University of Toronto. His research focused on the impact of railway development on the Omushkegowuk communities of the Omushkego-Aski (James Bay Lowlands) in Northeastern Ontario.

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