Mono 68: Special events

Mono 68: One city, One month, One cameraPhotographs by Phil Thomson, Dundee, November 1968 Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee Friday 6 March at 6pm Photography and MemoryA series of short talks followed by a discussion exploring the role of photography in capturing Dundee and other cities, and how our memories and our ideas about architecture are shaped by photographic images. The event will start in the Lamb Gallery with an introduction by Caroline Brown (Deputy Archivist at the University of Dundee). We will then move into Baxter Suite Room 1.36 for four presentations: Journalist and auth...

Joseph Lee at the Pitlochry Winter Words Festival

Deputy Archivist Caroline Brown spoke about war poet and artist Joseph Lee at the Pitlochry Winter Words Festival last Sunday.   Caroline has edited, with Matthew Jarron, a new edition of Lee’s poetry written in the trenches of the First World War and illustrated with sketches by Lee. Ranked alongside Owen, Brooke and Sassoon, Joseph Lee was once regarded as one of Scotland's finest First World War poets. During the conflict his works were well known in Britain and around the world. Since then his powerfully evocative poems have become sadly neglected. This anthology of some of the best of his v...

Local heroes? The Kirk and the struggle for hearts and minds in Angus and Perthshire during the Jacobite risings

On Wednesday 11 February at 2.15pm, the latest talk in the Dundee Afternoon Lectures series is an exploration by Prof Chris Whatley into the relationship between the Church of Scotland and the anti-Jacobite cause. Much has been written about the Jacobites in Scotland. There are countless books on the Jacobite risings and battles, and Charles Edward Stuart has become one of Scotland’s best-known romantic heroes, the ‘prince in the heather’. Jacobite songs – some centuries old - are still sung, and induce much sympathy for their subject. Yet the Jacobite cause – as a realistic a...

ARMMS is now Culture & Information

You may have noticed that we are now the department of Culture & Information within the University of Dundee. Culture & Information comprises Archive, Information Governance and Museum Services and the Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS). We are custodians of the Archive and Museum’s cultural collections relating to the University of Dundee, Tayside and beyond, many of which have international significance. But we’re not only cultural custodians. The department is also responsible for the governance of the University’s information and oversees the University's compli...