Welcome to the Workshop

Donnerstag, 2. Mai 1996

weitere Termine werden hier rechtzeitig bekanntgegeben

Some topics:

  • Presentation of interactiv historical CD-ROMs (e. g. Historical Demography)
  • Historical Web-Pages
  • Good links to start with
  • How to build one´s own Home-page

One of the best introduction to HTML is:

Elizabeth Castro: HTML for the World Wide Web.
Berkeley: Peachpit Press 1996 (USD 17.95).

All of the examples shown in this book can be found at:


A chapter missing on frame-building can easily be learned at:


Try it!

A propos pictures:

The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki

The Famous WEB-Museum, Paris (Swedish mirror)

and of course the even more famous picture In the Garden of Death by Hugo Simberg (1873-1917) in Tampere Cathedral (open daily 11-15 hours) (have even a look at the water color version, with the connection the H. C. Andersen)

Some good links to start with:

Perseus-Project (Tufts U)

WWW-Server for Medieval Studies (Georgetown U)

Suomen Historian Elektroninen Keskus

Netherlands Historical Data Archive (NHDA)

Leiden Summer School on New Media and Advanced Methods for Historical Research

Tapio Salminen, UTA

H-NET (Chicago)




History-Department Ohio State U

History-Department Brown U

http-List History

History-Department Duesseldorf

Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin

History Reviews On-Line

Public Health in Deutschland

The International Network for the History of Public Health

Health-related World Wide Web servers

(US-) National Institutes of Health

Considering different (new) HTML-EDITORS (Windows), e.g.:

HTML Writer

WebEdit (auch als deutsche Version)



and as Paint Program (Shareware):

Paint Shop Pro 3.0

Some experiences from an outside teacher at the Erasmus Course:

Within 24 hours, I had my own working e-mail-account (*)

Within another 24 hours, I had my own working homepage (*)

History students have free access (together with other students from humanities), six days a week from 8 to 20 hours to a CIP- (= Computer Investment Program-) pool of around 50 PCs-17"-monitors, all connected to the Internet (WWW - Netscape 2.0), interconnected to an ATM-network (most of the even more advanced software is already installed).

(*) Thanks to Pirjo Markkola, Tapio Salminen, Jarmo and Tuija Puntanen.

Why this is important:

Students in the humanities should have access to and be trained in the latest technology. Think about the hard job market you are going to enter. A fine degree as MA or Ph-D alone is not enough. Do combine your training with skills in the technology of tomorrow (which already exists today): multimedia, Internet, especially WWW, etc. If you will be a school-teacher, your students will already grow up in such an environment. You have then of course to be a bit more advanced then they are. The same holds true if you will have a job within the media-world (newspapers, radio, tv, etc.) or in a library, an archive, a museum. Nothing goes longer without a multimedia-approach.

If you should encouter difficulties at your own university: go to your dean, your university president or rector and tell them about existing modern standards. What is possible at
Tampere University, is possible elsewhere as well.

To be in the Web means to be connected to the WORLD.

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started: 16.04.1996 10:44:14

last revision: Friday, 26. April 1996 - 07:29:50

A. E. Imhof