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Leicester Cultural Quarter’s post-industrial past to be explored through creative writing

Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:33

University of Leicester is commissioning creative writers to work with archivists to explore local people's personal connections with landmark post-industrial sites in the East Midlands.

Researchers and communities join forces to harness the power of digital technology

Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:32

Harnessing the power of digital technologies to enable researchers and communities to work more effectively together to explore community creativity, cultures and heritage is the driver behind eleven new research projects announced today. The projects are designed to develop digital resources that will be of enduring value for both communities and for future research such as: new digital platforms to allow community users to more effectively combine their own materials with materials from archives; crowd-sourced 3D models of prehistoric artefacts; and digitally enhanced physical objects to stimulate the memories-of older people in care homes.

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