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DHC’s new HDAP: Heritage Digital Activity Pack by Ranait Flanagan

This year the Digital Humanities Centre has invested in some new equipment which we will be revealing here on Digital Dialogues over the coming weeks. One of the new arrivals that we are excited about is the Heritage Digital Activity Pack, otherwise known as the HDAP. The HDAP is available to all Arts students, its …

Inspiring Slides: John Frederick Lewis, ‘Indoor Gossip, Cairo’ by Fatima Kasujee.

The first Inspiring Slides post of the 2017-18 academic year is by second-year History student Fatima Kasujee. Fatima is one of this year’s intake to the DHC’s student volunteer scheme and it was whilst working with the slide collection that her eye was caught by the work of John Frederick Lewis. John Frederick Lewis was …

The ISYP Digitisation Project: A New Year by Jamie Shakespeare.

A new academic year has just begun, and with it comes the next stage of the DHC student Volunteer’s project to digitise and build an online archive of the Classic’s departments Independent Second Year Project (ISYP) student work (you will recall that in this innovative module ‘students select not only the subject-matter of their work but …

Inspiring Slides: J.M.W. Turner’s ‘Nottingham’, 1832 by Marina Phelps

The latest in our Inspiring Slides posts comes from History of Art graduate and DHC alumna Marina Phelps who was inspired by one of the slides from the recent ‘Then and Now’ exhibition here in DHC. J.M.W. Turner’s Nottingham, 1832, is one of two watercolours that he painted of Nottingham. The first was in 1794, and the second, …

DHC’S ‘Then and Now’ exhibition, by Macayla Ford Madden and Matt Davies.

One of the DHC’s great accomplishments of the 2016-17 academic year was the ‘Then and Now’ exhibition which took place in April. Here DHC student blogger Macayla Ford Madden and manager Matt Davies look back on what was without a doubt the highlight culmination of a great year of DHC student volunteering. With the support and …

James E Smith’s Model, by Nicholas Alfrey

University of Nottingham, History of Art lecturer Nicholas Alfrey revisits James E Smith’s Model as it is exhibited as part of Nottingham Castle’s Reportrait exhibition. A striking work made by the artist James E Smith during his time as Leonardo Fellow in the Digital Humanities Centre has just gone on show again in Nottingham. James …

Student volunteer news: trip to the Manuscripts and Special Collections department

The student volunteers in the Collections Team this year here at the Digital Humanities Centre have been diligently working on ‘weeding’, re-organising and digitising parts of the Humanities slide collection that is housed in the DHC. With thousands of slides to get through, this has been an exciting but immense project for the team. For …

Notes on the School of Humanities slide collection part two by Nicholas Alfrey

In the second part of Notes on the School of Humanities slide collection, Nicholas Alfrey looks at the contents of the collection and what it tells us about the way History of Art has been taught at Nottingham over past decades. As will be evident to anyone who has spent time browsing through the slide …

Notes on the School of Humanities slide collection, part one by Nicholas Alfrey

On Monday 3rd April student volunteers from the DHC launch their Then and Now exhibition, projecting images of Nottingham buildings from the School of Humanities’ slide collection. Projected alongside these will be digital images of the same spaces captured or created by the students themselves, creating a dialogue between images and technologies past and present, then and now. …

Inspiring Slides: Kedleston Hall and its neo-classical architecture by Bethan Huby

The latest Inspiring Slides post comes from Bethan Huby who is a post graduate from The Classics department studying on the Visual Culture of Classical Antiquity MA course. Bethan also volunteers in the DHC on our Collections Team and was inspired by some stately slides from the Architecture section!   Kedleston Hall, located in Derbyshire, …