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 …

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 …