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 …

An interview with DHC Research Associate Paul Grossman

Our interview today is with Paul Grossman. He is the recipient of the DHC Studentship Award and is currently working in the DHC as the Research Associate. Would you like to introduce yourself? Hi I’m Paul, I’m a post-graduate student studying History MA. My specialisms at the moment are 18th Century British Empire looking at …

Grassmoor School Visit to the University of Nottingham by Dr Larissa Allwork.

Dr Allwork is Impact Fellow at the Centre for Hidden Histories, this article originally appeared on their website 15th July 2016. On 13th June 2016, 25 year six students and their teachers from Grassmoor School in Derbyshire spent the day at the University of Nottingham learning about the First World War and being introduced to digital technology …

Five years of DHC Student Volunteers.

This week DHC says goodbye to the 2015-16 student volunteer team – some for good as they graduate (good luck guys!) some just until September when they have already agreed they will return. This was the fifth year of the volunteer Scheme and feels like something of a milestone, so I thought it would be …

From DHC to Houses of Parliament; how volunteering helped me to land my dream job by DHC volunteer alumna Rhiannon Compton.

As a history student at the University of Nottingham, I stumbled upon the career option of archivist. I knew that I loved history and that I wanted to continue it in some way and also I found information management really interesting. I began to undertake various work experiences with archives around the country to better understand …

DHC Volunteer Projects 2016 part three: the Slide Librarians.

Readers of Digital Dialogues may be surprised that we house a slide collection in the Digital Humanities Centre but, whilst as a society we have often been quick to abandon the analogue for digital, there are many arguments for not being so hasty.  Some of these arguments may be set forth in future blogs (see …

Life lines and Sewing World: DHC gets a mention in two publications in one week!

Life Lines book launch. On Wednesday 18th November I was pleased to attend the launch event for the Life Lines book at Nottingham Archives. This handsome and fascinating book brings together the individual research and discoveries of Life Lines; a group of Nottinghamshire amateur historians with a special interest in World War One. The book is …

Introducing DHC Research Associate Lindsey Annable

Hi, I’m Lindsey, the new DHC Research Associate for this academic year. I will be available in the DHC on Wednesdays 11-5 and Fridays 10-5 to provide access to the equipment and software, and loan out equipment such as laptops, projectors and cameras. I also operate the A0 equipment for anyone who needs posters printed or …

Digital Time Travellers: MayFest 2015 at the Digital Humanities Centre.

MayFest, Saturday May 9th – what a great fun day at the Digital Humanities Centre! The University of Nottingham’s Annual Mayfest 2015 saw the DHC undergo a great transformation…that is, into our very own time-machine! The many visitors who joined us on Saturday (9th May) became time-travellers and were digitally transported to the lands of Greek and Roman antiquity, but not before …

Tea, cakes and lace: Hearts of Heritage project update by volunteer bloggers Laura and Caterina.

Following a DHC meeting with local entrepreneur and craft maker Debbie Bryan in October 2014 (see previous blog) the DHC volunteers began work on the Heart of Heritage project. Supervised by DHC manager Matt Davies, volunteers Emerald, Kelly, Eleri and Research Associate Harriet have been busy digitising a selection of artifacts from Nottingham’s famous Lace …