Summer Stories

During the summer Archive Services asked children and young people across Dundee to be inspired by items in their collections. Under 16s were asked to draw or write a story in response one of the images in the poster at the end of this post. We are sharing these two wonderful entries, one a piece…Continue Reading Summer Stories

Writing History with the Archives

Writing History was an innovative School of Humanities module which encouraged students to explore different approaches to research and writing through the medium of the University’s archive collections. Students used records of Dundee’s jute industry, case books and other material from local asylums, and a range of items from whaling collections to consider how history…Continue Reading Writing History with the Archives

James Hogg at 250: the farmhand who becomes one of Scotland’s greatest storytellers

In a follow up to Dr Daniel Cook’s event celebrating the 250th birthday of James Hogg, Dr Cook, Reader in English recently featured in The Conversation with his article on James Hogg. The article is titled James Hogg at 250: the farmhand who becomes one of Scotland’s greatest storytellers and details his life, career and…Continue Reading James Hogg at 250: the farmhand who becomes one of Scotland’s greatest storytellers

Podcasts for Self-Love

Podcasts are an excellent way to learn more about self-love and can help us to discover new and different ways of appreciating ourselves. DUSA have collected some of their favourites which explore a variety of topics including On Purpose with Jay Shetty and I Weigh with Jameela Jamila as well as many more. Check them…Continue Reading Podcasts for Self-Love

In D’Arcy Thompson’s Footsteps

D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson is best known for his ground-breaking book On Growth and Form, which laid the foundations for the science of mathematical biology. However that was just one of his many publications, and Museum Services recently staged a fascinating online event in collaboration with Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA, exploring D’Arcy’s 1895 book A Glossary of…Continue Reading In D’Arcy Thompson’s Footsteps

The UoD Book Club

Just a reminder that the University of Dundee Book Club’s podcast is available on podtail! There are currently 3 episodes available online. In this podcast series you will have the opportunity to learn about the books and ideas that have inspired many different people we have here on campus. In this first episode Paola Sangster,…Continue Reading The UoD Book Club

50 stories for 50 years

As the Dundee Botanic Gardens are turning 50 years old this year, over the course of the year they will be publishing 50 stories for 50 years. They have started posting these on their Facebook page for you to follow along and have already included stories about the journey of botany in Dundee and how…Continue Reading 50 stories for 50 years

What Am I Reading Now…

What am I Reading Now is an online reiteration of a printed column, of the same name in Cooper Gallery’s occasional periodicals & labels. These writings are published every month and are influenced by the global political movement Black Lives Matter, inviting Black practitioners to share a selection of five readings that have shaped their…Continue Reading What Am I Reading Now…