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 …

Digitising the Lake District: the Maysons project by DHC Volunteer alumnus Craig Goodere.

“The Grandest Views: Models of Lakeland from Victorian Times to the Present Day” exhibition is showing at the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery from Monday 9 February to Sunday 17 May. It is based on a research project led by Dr Gary Priestnall – a senior lecturer at the University of Nottingham’s School of Geography …

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 …

DHC Personnel and Projects 2014-15

There is a lot going on in DHC at the moment and now that the new Research Associate and Student Volunteer team are in place, and the projects well underway, I thought it time to provide an update. Research Assistant. History Post Graduate Harriet Davis is this year’s DHC’s Research Associate. Previously the role primarily …