Research and teaching guides that explore the research process and set materials in context.

Recent Submissions

  • TIMEA GIS Map Interface Tools 

    Wise, Marie (2007)
  • Leading Nineteenth Century Publishers of Travel Guidebooks to Egypt 

    Spiro, Lisa (2007)
    Part of the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA), this module describes the history of three of the leading publishers of travel guidebooks in the nineteenth century: John Murray and Sons, Thomas Cook Ltd., and Karl Baedeker. It focuses on guidebooks to Egypt and provides links to the full text of these books in TIMEA.
  • Places in Egypt 

    Spiro, Lisa (2006)
    Provides brief descriptions of significant places in Egypt that are represented in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) collection of digital texts, images and maps of Egypt. Includes major cities and archaeological sites in the regions popularly known as Upper, Lower, and Middle Egypt.
  • Categorizing Historical Documents: What is a Red Book? 

    Getman, David; Sanders, Paula (2006)
    This module is a guide to the process of identifying what type of work you are researching and using that information to expand the potential of different research projects. You will be introduced to the process of categorizing the works you find in your research, locating similar and divergent works and using them in concert to contextualize the ...
  • Using and Creating TIMEA Educational Materials in Connexions 

    Spiro, Lisa (2006)
    The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) has developed over 25 educational modules in Connexions to accompany its digital archive of texts, images and maps related to Western travel in the Middle East, particularly Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. "Using and Creating TIMEA Educational Materials in Connexions" explains ...
  • Understanding Material Culture: Deciphering the Imagery of the "Souvenir of Egypt" 

    Getman, David; Sanders, Paula (2006)
    This course explores how to study material culture and political history through a series of research questions centered on the Souvenir of Egypt, a decorative silk from the nineteenth century that is included in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA). A variety of images are depicted on the Souvenir of Egypt, including texts, flags, portraits ...
  • History through the Stereoscope: Stereoscopy and Virtual Travel 

    Spiro, Lisa (2006)
    Imagine that you are doing research on Egypt and come across a curious source: a book from 1905 called Egypt Through the Stereoscope, which comes with a set of 100 cards that display two nearly identical photographs. What are you to make of this resource, and how might you use it in research? What are these cards, and why do they have two images? ...
  • Conducting Historical Research: The Case of "Oriental Cairo" 

    Getman, David; Sanders, Paula (2006)
    This course guides you through how to conduct historical research by conducting a case study on Douglas Sladen's "Oriental Cairo: City of the 'Arabian Nights'" (1911), a work included in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA). It introduces some standard research techniques used by historians, such as establishing a subject's biography and ...
  • Studying Political Satire: "The Egyptian Red Book" 

    Getman, David; Sanders, Paula (2006)
    This course demonstrates how to conduct historical research through a case study of a nineteenth-century work of British political satire, "The Egyptian Red Book." It examines how to categorize historical documents, how to identify images of unknown figures, and how to decode satire from a different historical period. It will introduce a variety of ...