Affective Digital Histories News

More Creative Commissions Available to Read Online

Posted: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:50

Three more of our creative writing commissions have been made available online, via the Centre for New Writing's website:

We'd be delighted to hear what you think! Contact us by email ( or via Twitter (@affective_).

Creative Writing Commissions: now available to read online!

Posted: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:02

The submissions of three of our commissioned creative writers are now available to read via the Centre for New Writing's website:

Divya and Mark Goodwin, another of our commissioned writers, will read their submissions at the Literary Leicester Fringe Festival in November. Details to follow nearer the time.

In the meantime, have a read and do let us know what you think! Contact us by email ( or via Twitter (@affective_).

Creative Writing Commissions: Mini film success

Posted: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:24

Divya Ghelani, one of our talented pool of creative writers, has recently received the exciting news that her Affective Digital Histories commission, An Imperial Typewriter has been selected by B3 Creative Network to be adapted into a mini-film, as part of their Talent Lab scheme, for BAME writers. Congratulations Divya!

Sounds of the Cultural Quarter: your help needed!

Posted: Fri, 30 May 2014 20:35

The Sounds of the Cultural Quarter is a project that is recording the sounds of the Cultural Quarter both now and in the past.

For the sounds of the past, Andrew Hill of De Montfort University and Colin Hyde of the University of Leicester are using the archives held by the University of Leicester to guide them in re-creating the sounds of the Cultural Quarter in the 1970s, '80s and '90s. These sounds will include machinery from hosiery factories and printing works, buses and police cars, music from clubs.

You can see some of the archives here.

For the sounds of the present we need your help! We are asking people who live or work in the Cultural Quarter to record up to a minute of the sound of their living or work environment on a mobile phone or recording device and send it to us for inclusion in the sound library.

The sound libraries will then be available for the public to create their own soundscapes or trails and will be used by the team to create audio trails through the Cultural Quarter of the present and the past.

Download a Sounds of the Cultural Quarter information pack.

Once we have created the sound libraries there will be the opportunity for you to use them to create new soundscapes, trails, or pieces of audio.

For more information contact:

Colin Hyde, University of Leicester, email:, tel: 0116 2525065, website.

Dr Andrew Hill, De Montfort University, email:, website.

Affective Digital Histories: New App in development

Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 22:03

Work will shortly be commencing on the development of a new location based app for Glossop in Derbyshire. The app will geo-locate a range of historical resources including oral histories, photographs, information and most exciting of all 3D reconstructions of Mill buildings some of which have now either been demolished or re-purposed. The team creating the app have previously built a similar for the Jewry Wall Museum which brings Roman Leicester back to life using both Augmented and Virtual reality technologies.

For more information contact Nick Higgett.


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