Events

10th, 11th and 12th May:  A Three-Day Workshop using the Timescapes Archive (rescheduled following the postponement of our Jan 2021 course) Dr Anna Tarrant and Dr Kahryn Hughes This exciting and immersive three-day workshop will develop your knowledge and skills in reusing and analysing archived qualitative data. Using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous presentations,…
13th, 18th, and 20th May 2021 Professor Jon Lawrence and Dr Dawn Lyon Description This multi-part workshop across three mornings is concerned with time, intersubjectivity, and the vernacular imaginary. It is led by a historian – Jon Lawrence – and a sociologist – Dawn Lyon – and starts with an interdisciplinary dialogue on ways of…
23rd and 24th June Professor Bren Neale This course is for post-doctoral or established researchers who have qualitative research skills and experience but are new to QL enquiry or wish to refine their skills in policy-related QL research. This two day ‘live’ interactive workshop will provide an introduction to qualitative longitudinal enquiry. Three aspects of…

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Growing Knowledge – the Evolution of Research: a digital research exhibition, hosted by the British Library. The exhibition sought to explore the use and value of digital technologies to support academic and non-academic researchers. The exhibition also displayed and demonstrated innovative and exciting tools, technologies, projects and services that can be used to support research,…
In March 2010 an ESRC festival event and interactive exhibition, called Family Lives and Turning Points, was held in an exhibition space in London over a two day period, and then transferred to the Parkinson Court at the University of Leeds. The event showcased data in the Timescapes Archive on biographical turning points, with further…
After two years of technical and scientific development, the Timescapes Archive was formally launched at the British Library on October 16th2009. The event was attended by an invited audience of over 80 researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the press. It was introduced by Dr. Alan Gillespie CBE, the Chair of the ESRC. This was then…
Qualitative Longitudinal Research and Qualitative Resources in Europe – Mapping the Field and Exploring Strategies for Development This one-day international workshop brought together researchers and archivists with an interest in the re-use of qualitative data, and in the development of qualitative longitudinal research and data resources across Europe. The workshop was organised as a collaborative venture…
The Timescapes seminar series was designed to bring together researchers who are using QL methods or considering designing a QL study, to share good practice and explore the theoretical and methodological aspects of working qualitatively through time. Lunchtime Seminar Series in collaberation with FLaG and CIRCLE. 2011 9 March 2011 Third Sector Seminar – Research in the…
The Timescapes project was launched on 31st January 2008, and the event included an afternoon seminar on ‘Researching Lives Through Time’. Keynote speakers at that seminar were Barbara Adam, Jenny Hockey, and Paul Thompson. The  Timescapes Working Paper 1 presents these talks. The first contribution in this collection was by Barbara Adam, who has been at the…