Around the World in 8 Virtual Days (from the safety of your own home!)

For many of us, it feels like the world has collectively come to a sudden halt and life has been put on hold for the moment – prospects of weekend getaways, end of exam celebrations and graduation ceremonies have been either postponed or cancelled, and the Coronavirus has forced many of our favourite attractions to …

DTH Spotlight: Digital Marketing Team

Who are we and what do we do? We are a team of undergraduate Arts student volunteers promoting the resources and uses of the DTH. We mainly manage the DTH’s social media. This includes sourcing images, creating engaging content and updating the university community on our projects. We also contribute to Digital Dialogues, the DTH’s …

DTH Spotlight: The Archaeology Slide Collection Digitisation Project

What is in the collection?   The Archaeology Department Slide Collection contains over 15,000 35mm slides. The slides include large numbers of images of archaeological sites, objects and plans covering local, regional and national subjects that were used for teaching purposes.  However, within this general collection there are more important slides which form a visual record of …

DTH Director’s Update: Autumn 2019

The start of term for 2019 has flown by, and I’m writing this welcome to the semester rather later than I meant to be—but my tardiness doesn’t reflect the swift start the DTH has had. We’ve had a lovely intake of student volunteers this year, including some returning faces, and in the first weeks of …

The Djanogly Archive Digitisation Project by Niall Walsh

Final year History undergraduate Niall Walsh writes about the Djanogly Digitisation Project which he and four other student volunteers (names below) have worked on  throughout 2017-18. Since January myself and four other volunteers have been working on the Djanogly digitisation project. This work has been carried out under the guidance of Digital Humanities Centre Manager …

The Scaling the Sublime Artcode project by DHC volunteer Chloe Austin.

This year volunteers from the Digital Humanities Centre (DHC) teamed up with Crop Up Gallery to create the online content for Lakeside Arts current exhibition: Scaling the Sublime: Art at the Limits of Landscape. Volunteer Chloe Austin reflects on the project below. A few weeks ago, I attended the private view of Scaling the Sublime: …

DHC’S ‘Then and Now’ exhibition, by Macayla Ford Madden and Matt Davies.

One of the DHC’s great accomplishments of the 2016-17 academic year was the ‘Then and Now’ exhibition which took place in April. Here DHC student blogger Macayla Ford Madden and manager Matt Davies look back on what was without a doubt the highlight culmination of a great year of DHC student volunteering. With the support and …

Student volunteer news: trip to the Manuscripts and Special Collections department

The student volunteers in the Collections Team this year here at the Digital Humanities Centre have been diligently working on ‘weeding’, re-organising and digitising parts of the Humanities slide collection that is housed in the DHC. With thousands of slides to get through, this has been an exciting but immense project for the team. For …

ISYP Digitisation project news.

The digitisation of work produced by students of the Classics department’s Independent Second Year Projects module (ISYP) has moved into a new phase with this year’s volunteer team. Whilst the photographing and scanning of project work continues, Jack Strawbridge and Jamie Shakespeare have continued previous DHC volunteer  Rhiannon Compton’s project to set up a searchable …

The Slide Librarians: team news & competition time.

Slide Team news Regular readers of Digital Dialogues will recall that in June 2016 I wrote about the DHC Volunteers Slide Team and their projects and plans. Well this academic year Sanchari, Marina and Tristan have been joined by even more slide enthusiasts; welcome aboard Rachel, Darcie, Bethan, Nisha, Kay, Alex and Ranait! With the …