When I saw the adventure rom-com, 'The Lost City', I also had a few thoughts about cultural heritage in the movies.
Category: Archives & heritage
Posts about archives, and heritage management, and history
20 years of books and cakes: a book group’s data story
What do the records of 20 years of my book group reveal? Books, cakes and the connections between them...
Directions to the rabbit hole
One of the minor perils of archive research is the rabbit holes! Falling into this one unearthed some fascinating ideas to help people find their way around in the early days of motoring.
Doing First World War research in a pandemic
Reflection on the parallels that arose between the First World War and the COVID-19 pandemic when researching the First World War Centenary at Glasgow University.
Community commemoration: the First World War Centenary at Glasgow University
A reflection on my research for my Masters dissertation, which was focused on archiving records of the Centenary of the First World War at Glasgow University.
Solving the GKC mysteries…
The project to update the catalogue for the Gillespie, Kidd and Coia architectural plans in the Glasgow School of Art archive.
Peeking into book biographies with Blackie publishing contracts
Cataloguing the records of Blackie & Son Ltd, a Glasgow publishing company, revealed the traces of the books' 'lives'.
What do we owe the dead?
Historians and archivists use archival material to reveal hidden stories, but what care is due to those people upon whose lives we shine a light?
Threads of Life and Scotland’s Textiles
Reflection on the launch event for Threads of Life, an examination of the social, political and emotional significance of sewing, as well as a personal memoir.
Ladies, mill girls and mapmakers: the launch of the Textual Editing Lab
Letters from a rebellious Elizabethan lady, former Paisley mill girls and a 19th century London mapmaker were just few of the contexts for talks at the launch of the University of Glasgow Textual Editing Lab.