Author Archives: Dr Natalie Hayton

Digital Detox 2019

Tweet From 16th – 21st January 2019 as a part of the #HealthyDMU campaign we will be closing all our social media channels in support of the #Digital Detox to promote an awareness of the impact of unrestrained social media … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive Day 7 #ArchiveAnimals

Tweet The theme of animals is particularly significant to the symbolism of both Leicester and De Montfort University as the DMU lion featured in the university’s logo has a long history that is connected with the city’s heraldry. Taken from a previous post exploring … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 6 #DiversityArchives

Tweet There are many ways to think and talk about diversity in the archives and this post will illustrate some of the conversations we regularly have in Special Collections on this topic. Three core concerns that we are asked about … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive day 5 #Maritime

Tweet A #MaritimeArchives theme may seem like a particularly tricky #exploreyourarchives topic for an archive located in the Midlands but you will be surprised! DMU Maritime Links To mark the WWI centenary year our travelling exhibition highlights the impact of the … Continue reading

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World War I Centenary: Remembrance Day 2018

Tweet Events taking place across the country on Sunday 11th November will mark Armistice Day when in 1918 World War One finally ended. #DMUHeritage has a travelling pop-up display commemorating the contribution of DMU’s predecessor, the Leicester Municipal Technical and … Continue reading

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National Sporting Heritage Day 2018

Tweet Held on 30th September every year and organised by Sporting Heritage, the day, established in 2014, is a campaign geared towards celebrating and raising awareness about all sporting collections held in the UK. By way of celebrating the day … Continue reading

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New Opening Times

Tweet From 1st September 2018 our opening times will be changing: with a desire to extend our accessibility and availability we will be opening on the first Saturday of every month. This means all readers, students/staff/members of the public will … Continue reading

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Stock Taking Round-Up 2018

Tweet “Stock taking” is the name of our game for a 2 week period, usually in the summer months when reader numbers are very low. At this time, Special Collections closes and gets on with large-scale tasks: all hands on … Continue reading

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Borderlines VI: Showcasing our performance-related collections

Tweet Following on from our previous post, conference season is clearly underway as we created two bespoke displays in one week. After the Photographic History Research Conference we dived straight in to ‘Borderlines VI: performing across the frontiers of fear’ … Continue reading

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Norwegian Constitution Day

Tweet A special two for one Folklore Thursday and Norway’s National Day As well as being a sports-themed #FolkloreThursday today, 17th May, is Norway’s national day! An official public holiday, the day celebrates Norway’s recognition as an independent kingdom from when … Continue reading

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