Learn how to research the historic villages of Brightwater, County Durham, and create a ‘Village Atlas’ to bring their stories to life.
Course dates: 10 June – 05 August 2022
Course length: 9 weeks
Recommended study time: 3 hours per week
Format: Online course, with live seminars, chat forum, and course tutor
Benefits: Use real case studies, contribute to ongoing research, learn techniques that can be applied elsewhere
Every village has its own story to tell. But how do you go about uncovering it? And how do you weave the evidence together into a tale worth telling?
This short, practical course will show you how to gather your own evidence, develop your own story, and put it together to create a ‘Village Atlas’ that can be used to share the history you’ve uncovered with friends, family, and a wider audience.
From historic sources, maps, placenames, and archaeological evidence, you’ll learn how to investigate the life of an individual village or parish over hundreds or even thousands of years.
You’ll put your learning into practice each week on a real case study, using your skills to chart the story of one of eight historic villages in the Brightwater area of County Durham.
At the end, we’ll pool our results to create a real ‘Village Atlas’ which tells the story of eight historic villages.