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 …

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 …

‘Lest we forget’: Life Lines’ World War I digitisation workshop in DHC.

Life Lines is a public engagement initiative by the University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre and the Manuscripts and Special Collections (MSC) Department. It began in April 2014, and is funded by Innovations in Museum Displays  whose mantra is ‘participation over interaction’. The aim of the Life Lines project is to engage Lakeside visitors by …

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 …

What is the Digital Humanities Centre?

The questions I get asked most as DHC Manager are ‘what is the DHC?’ and ‘how can it help me with my studies, teaching or research?’ Well in a nutshell the DHC is a space in which staff and students can use digital technology to enhance their work. We have seven workstations, each with its …

Welcome to the DHC blog

The Digital Humanities Centre (DHC) opened –along with the rest of the Humanities Building – back in September of 2011, the two and a half years since have been incredibly busy and have seen the DHC go from strength to strength. We have been involved in a steadily growing number of events, projects, initiatives and …