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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Model Making: part one by DHC Leonardo Fellow James E Smith

I have been juggling numerous new projects recently but I thought it was about time I followed up my introduction post with something about my piece ‘Model’, made during the first months of my residency at the DHC and currently on show at The Collection in Lincoln until September 7th. Having been commissioned by The …