From Digital Humanities volunteer to Digital Curator: how volunteering helped me to discover my true vocation by DHC volunteer alumna Emma Hardiman.

History of Art graduate Emma Hardiman volunteered in DHC 2011-2013, she is currently digital curator at Athena. It would be very easy to tell you that I always wanted to be a curator and that I knew exactly how to get there, but that simply would not be true. All I knew as a fresher …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A day trip to the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections dept by DHC alumnus Sam Rigby.

One of the projects that DHC volunteers worked on in 2013-14 was the digitisation of sections of the extensive slide collection which is housed within the space. DHC hopes to one day have a database of selected images from the collection, which could range from classical sculpture to twentieth century architecture, and would be available …

Shooting to Success: Video and Photography in the DHC by student volunteer alumnus Tom Travis

I’ve had a keen interest in film and photography for about ten years, so when I received an email asking for volunteers to help with video production in the Digital Humanities Centre I leapt at the opportunity. I was really impressed to find such an Aladdin’s cave of high performance kit tucked away in the …

Why I love the DHC by student Volunteer Alumna Hester Pode.

  My first experience with the DHC was before it even existed; (DHC co-founder, director and Classics Lecturer) Katharina Lorenz asked me how I would feel about working for free. I thought she meant for the whole of life, so wasn’t that favourable! She actually meant working alongside her in her 3D scanning projects. Thus …