UK Web Archive

15 May 2015 – Digital Tools and Methods for using the UK Web Archive

Organised by Richard Deswarte, UEA. This workshop comprises two parts. Students may register for both parts or for part 1 alone.

Digital Tools and Methods for using the UK Web Archive 1 (British Library)


  • 10:30-10:45:  ‘Introduction and Welcome’ Richard Deswarte, UEA
  • 10:45-11:15:  ‘The emergence and future development of the UK Web Archive’ Helen Hokx-Yu, Head of Web Archiving, BL
  • 11:15-11:45:  ‘Using the Web Archive Interface and Collecting Data’ Dr Peter Webster, Web Archive designer and consultant (formerly of BL)
  • 11:45-12:45:  ‘Humanities Researchers Experiences and Practical Hints’ Richard Deswarte; Dr Peter Webster; Dr Gareth Millward, Public Health Researcher, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Dr Helen Taylor, Researcher, University of Manchester
  • 12:45-13:30:  Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00:  ‘Break-out themed sessions. Groups of 10 facilitated by trainers’
  • 15:00-15:30:  ‘Displaying and Visualising Results Digitally’ Josh Cowls, Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute
  • 15:30-16:00:  ‘Web Archives, Digital Humanities and Rethinking Future Research’
  • Professor Tim Hitchcock, University of Sussex
  • 16:00-16:15:  Break
  • 16:15-16:45:  ‘Interactive Q&A on Using the UK Web Archive’ Facilitated by Richard Deswarte and Peter Webster
  • 16:45-17:15:  ‘Concluding Thoughts’ – Richard Deswarte, Peter Webster and Tim Hitchcock


3 June 2015

Hands-on Application of Digital Tools and Methods for using the UK Web Archive (UEA)


  • Follow-on Event:  Hands-on half-day applied workshop for those interested in using the UK Web Archive in their research.  Participants will submit a research plan in advance and create, manipulate, download and save their own sub-dataset during the day.  This will potentially offer enduring value and input into their research.  Designed for up to 10 participants.