Being Human festival launch -Nottingham Portrait of a City by DHC Leonardo Fellow Amber Forrest

A Nottingham Muse project by Amber Forrest and Theodore Zeldin opening the Being Human festival on November 17th, 2016 with the Digital Humanities Centre team and student volunteers of Nottingham University. ‘I didn’t think you’d pull it off’. Were some of the first words that Pro Vice Chancellor Jeremy Gregory said to me when he …

DHC Volunteer Projects 2016 part two: The Digital Image Creators.

3D scanning on a budget. 3D scanning technology is coming down in price but can still cost tens of thousands of pounds. DHC volunteer Connor March, a third year Archaeology student, has been working on constructing a 3D scanner here in the DHC using a Kinnect camera from an Xbox, a photographic turntable bought from …

DHC Volunteer Projects 2016: The Digital Archivists.

Readers of this blog will know that besides working shifts in the Digital Humanities Centre helping out users, the DHC volunteers also work on projects over the course of the academic year. These tend to be themed around aspects of the DHC; digitisation, digital imaging, archiving and digital marketing. They provide the volunteers with work …

Volunteering in the DHC 2015; a Historian’s perspective by Depeeka Mistry.

History undergraduate Depeeka Mistry provides some initial impressions of the Digital Humanities Centre after a couple of months of volunteering. The Digital Humanities Centre is a hub of advanced technology and a haven for every Humanities student, from the outside it is a just a room, but inside it is a Tardis of new technology! …

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 …

Model Making: Part two by DHC Leonardo Fellow James E Smith.

In my previous post I wrote about the scanning and video element of my work ‘Model’. In this post I’m going to focus on my first experience with 3D modelling software and 3D printing. From the scanning session with Marta I was left with an STL file. This is a ‘point cloud’ or in other …

Joining the Dots: the DHC during conference season

The academic conference season is in full bloom and the DHC had its fair share of conference exposure, including our very own Urban Mapping event, followed by presentations at the Mobile Spectator: Viewing on the Move conference and, the grand finale, DH2014. Here are some musings, joining up the dots between these events which, on …