History Scotland webinars

From rioting in 17th century Scotland to Scotland’s first printed book – check out the webinars chaired by Dr Allan Kennedy lecturer in Scottish History. Upcoming sessions include ‘Slaves and Highlanders: Silenced Histories of Scotland and Caribbean’ and ‘Musical life in 18th century Edinburgh’. In March find out about Dunfermline Abbey For more information visit…Continue Reading History Scotland webinars

Dundee in 1776

Join the University Archives as Kenneth Baxter takes us on a tour of Dundee in 1776. Using Crawford’s plan of Dundee Kenneth explains how Dundee has changed over time. There are several familiar parts of the map including the Nethergate and Overgate (albeit they look very different today) There are also many buildings which have…Continue Reading Dundee in 1776

Breaking the Chains

Cover of leaflet

Breaking the Chains is a collaboration between the University of Dundee Museums and the city libraries in Leisure & Culture Dundee, with funding and additional support from Dundee City Council. It is also one of the outputs of the on-going Woven Together project, a wider community-based project to research and promote the history of people…Continue Reading Breaking the Chains

Then and now – changing Dundee: Camperdown Works

Engraving of Dundee

Camperdown Works in Lochee, Dundee was undoubtedly the city’s most famous industrial complex, and its iconic chimney “Cox’s Stack” remains one of Dundee’s most recognisable landmarks. Owned by the Cox Brother, who were already established in the linen trade in Lochee, the works began with the construction of a Power Loom Factory in 1849. Thereafter…Continue Reading Then and now – changing Dundee: Camperdown Works

Discovering the magic of Mount Stuart

A partnership between the University Archives, Mount Stuart and the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures led to an amazing experience for three Humanities undergraduates. Here they describe their fantastic two week internship at Mount Stuart working with the archives and other collections. Connie Mills The email offering me the opportunity to apply for an archival…Continue Reading Discovering the magic of Mount Stuart