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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, …

ISYP Digitisation project news.

The digitisation of work produced by students of the Classics department’s Independent Second Year Projects module (ISYP) has moved into a new phase with this year’s volunteer team. Whilst the photographing and scanning of project work continues, Jack Strawbridge and Jamie Shakespeare have continued previous DHC volunteer  Rhiannon Compton’s project to set up a searchable …

Inspiring Slides: Picasso’s Le Guéridon (The Pedestal Table) by Jamie Shakespeare.

This week we introduce the first in our new Inspiring Slides series. It was written by DHC student volunteer Jamie Shakespeare who is an MA student from the English department and has been volunteering in DHC since November 2016. He has been working on the ISYP digitisation project which -by pure coincidence -we will be reporting …

The Slide Librarians: team news & competition time.

Slide Team news Regular readers of Digital Dialogues will recall that in June 2016 I wrote about the DHC Volunteers Slide Team and their projects and plans. Well this academic year Sanchari, Marina and Tristan have been joined by even more slide enthusiasts; welcome aboard Rachel, Darcie, Bethan, Nisha, Kay, Alex and Ranait! With the …