What do records do in people's lives that nothing else does?

Activation and impact: the societal role of records and record-keepers  This two day conference is organised by the Centre for Archive and Information Studies, in association with the UK Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research. It addresses the question "What do records do in people's lives that nothing else does?". A range of international speakers will discuss this in a number of contexts including social justice, integrated data, disclosure risk and FOI, litigation and reconciliation, participatory archives, and managing email and information in a Web 2.0 world.  ...

Pole Tay Pole

We would like to invite you to visit a one day only exhibition in the Zoology Museum Sunday 14 February 11am-4pm featuring artworks inspired by Dundee's historic connection with polar exploration and whaling. As the major European centre of the whaling industry, Dundee men sailed regularly to the Arctic seas, bringing back not just whale product but specimens for museums and Inuit artefacts traded with the native people they met. Dundee’s expertise in building whaling ships led the Discovery and many other Antarctic exploration vessels to be built in the city, and a former Dundee student, Aliste...

Stephen Fry Award winners

We are delighted that Caroline Brown (Archives) and Matthew Jarron (Museum Services), along with William Kennefick and Derek Patrick from the School of Humanities, have been awarded the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research. Caroline and Matthew were given the award in recognition of their work with the Great War Dundee project, a collaboration of city wide bodies formed to commemorate the impact of the First World War on Dundee.    The partnership, which is funded by a Heritage Lottery grant, has staged a number of public events and exhibitions attended by over 10,0...

Walter Spear & Peter LeComber, Celebrating Dundee's Great and Good

                              Walter Spear was born in Germany and came to the UK with his family just before WWII.  He studied at Birbeck College, University of London before joining the academic staff at the University of Leicester. It was here he met Peter LeComber, one of his very able students and future collaborator. Both Spear and LeComber joined the staff at the University of Dundee in 1969, Spear as Harris Professor of Physics. Their research into the transport properties of crystalline solids, liquids and amorphous s...

Independent & Individualist:Art in Dundee 1867-1924

‌Matthew Jarron, Curator of the University of Dundee Museum Collections has written an in-depth study of Dundee's art culture-placing the city’s artistic outputs in a social, economic and political context for the first time. One London critic described Dundee’s artists as a “fiercely independent and individualist school”, which has often led them to be overlooked by art historians. This book seeks to re-establish the significance of Dundee as “perhaps the most vital centre of art appreciation in Scotland.”‌ This lavishly illustrated book explores in detail the...