Dr Jan Merchant
Culture and Information, Library and Learning and Culture and Information
+44 (0)1382 384729
Jan graduated MA (Hons) Modern History from the University of Dundee and stayed on to complete her PhD, during which she began her archival career with the University Archive, first as Archive Assistant, then Project Archivist for 'The Drawn Evidence'.
Moving to a local authority environment, Jan spent several years as Assistant Archivist with Perth and Kinross Council Archive where she further developed her professional skills, fully qualifying as an Archivist in 2004. and later returning to the University
As Senior Archivist, her main responsibilities include managing the collections (accessions, preservation, arranging, listing and developing access to the collections), teaching, supervising volunteers and trainees and developing the Archive's outreach and education programme.
Articles and papers include
'Ghosts in the machine? the value of oral history to communities & archives, Community Archives: Opportunities and Challenges, 2017
'The Archives Celebrates the Sciences' in 'Contact', February 2015
'Friends, fans and followers, lend us your thumbs: social networking and the
archivist', Archives & Records Association (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference, 2011
'An Insurrection of Maids': Domestic Servants and the Agitation of 1872' in Whatley et al eds, Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities (2nd ed, 2011)
Students at the University of Dundee have taken inspiration from stories and memories of people who have lived and worked in and around the city to create a range of original artworks
Bandstand performances, talent competitions and firework displays are just some of the fond memories of Baxter Park that feature in a new exhibition led by the University of Dundee
A new project launched by the University of Dundee , in collaboration with Morgan Academy pupils, encourages the public to learn more about the city’s first ‘People’s Park’, Baxter Park
|Commendation for Engagement Project of the Year||2023|