Over the course of the 2012/13 academic year this AHRC-funded programme is offering postgraduate research students postdoctoral researchers a unique opportunity to develop skills in reinterpreting archival material (Image, Object, Performance and Theatre, Corpora and Film) in the context of digitisation and widening access to such material through strategies of public engagement. Participants will gain hands-on experience of putting these skills into practice in collaboration with prestigious external partners.
In March 2013, the Hidden Collections project ran a 2-day residential bringing together 30 students and representatives from Tate, BFI, Cambridge University Press, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries and New Perspectives Theatre Company for workshops and project development; I ran a workshop on choosing and using digital platforms for public engagement, and supported the group as a mentor on digital technologies.
Slides from a presentation I gave at the residential can be found here. I also gave an alternative version of this presentation as a Marie Curie Actions Initial Training Network seminar in April 2013.
Image supplied courtesy of The University of Nottingham ©