50 Years of Ninewells

Last month, three medical students, Natanya Lim, Maryam Nadeem and Dan Williams, completed their Community Engagement Selected Student Component (SSC) with the Tayside Medical History Museum. SSCs are an important part of medical training and aim to establish a foundation for lifelong learning, explore new ways to communicate information and develop an approach to learning…Continue Reading 50 Years of Ninewells

History in the Making!

It may sound barking mad, but the pooches of Dundee are just one of the sources of inspiration for an artistic celebration of the city’s history. Students at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) will deserve a round of a-paws from visitors to this year’s Archive Exhibition project,…Continue Reading History in the Making!

Founders Report

In 2021 the University commissioned a report to investigate early founders and their links with colonialism and slavery. The report focused on the Baxter family who supported the establishment of what was then University College Dundee and made some recommendations for future actions and research. To mark Race Equality week this year we have launched…Continue Reading Founders Report

Humanities at Dundee: some recent highlights

Division of Humanities colleagues have been busy over the past few months working on some fantastic projects. Allan Kennedy (History) with guidance from Chris Murray (English) has just finished a Scottish History comic, supported by strategic development funding and in partnership with History Scotland magazine. The comic is called ‘The Persecution of Jean Lands’, and…Continue Reading Humanities at Dundee: some recent highlights

Hidden Manuscripts in Dundee Special Collections

Kelsey Williams from the University of Stirling explores the treasures he found in the University of Dundee Archives’ rare book collections.  When printed books first arrived on the scene in fifteenth-century Europe they didn’t come into a vacuum.  Far from it.  While printing dramatically multiplied the number of texts available to Europeans, the continent was…Continue Reading Hidden Manuscripts in Dundee Special Collections