We are delighted this week to welcome our guest blogger, Connie Rout, who has undertaken research into our health and housing records as part of her University of York IPUP placement within her MA in Medieval History. Connie has created four fantastic videos based on her research, which we will be sharing with you via … Continue reading Health, Poverty and Social Change: What the Streets of York Can Teach Us
“What a comfort is this journal”: Anne Lister, Archival Adaptation, and Your Chance to be a Code Breaker
Archives are the places – whether physical or digital – where visitors revitalise the past. Engaging with traces of life, interpreting them anew, is what keeps history alive.
Uncovering York’s Football Heritage: A Look through the Archive
Today, Francesca discusses the work we've recently been doing on our Uncovering York's Sporting Heritage project... For many of York’s residents, men and women, young and old, the thrill of being in the crowd at Bootham Crescent and cheering on York City’s ‘Minstermen’ has been one of the defining experiences of York life. From the … Continue reading Uncovering York’s Football Heritage: A Look through the Archive
“Our Letters Keep Us Very Busy.” 19th-Century Family Newspapers and How to Make Your Own
The mainstream news circles endlessly around the covid-19 pandemic. Our own movements, interactions, and activities are severely limited. Sometimes the days just seem to roll into one. So how can we find ways to delineate the hours and keep track of them? Is there a way to share our news with friends and family beyond … Continue reading “Our Letters Keep Us Very Busy.” 19th-Century Family Newspapers and How to Make Your Own
Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage
Meet Francesca, Archives Intern on our current project, Uncovering York's Sporting Heritage project. Today she talks you through what we have been up to so far, what's still to come, and how you can get involved... For many of us, sports provide some of our fondest memories. Playing games with friends and family as a … Continue reading Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage
Archives Under Quarantine: 5 Ways to Explore Yorkshire’s History without Leaving Home
Now that archives and museums are temporarily closed, it might feel like our portals to the past have vanished. But there are so many ways to explore Yorkshire’s history online. Here are five sites to get you started.
Announcing the Launch of Explore York Images!
Announcing the launch of Explore York Images!
Missing York? Join our Caption Challenge!
Your archives need you! Join our caption challenge to help us identify 900 photographs of York.
Trainee Thursday: Bridging the Digital Gap.
In 2018, The National Archives launched the first cohort of Bridging the Digital Gap (BDG) trainees. The traineeship was developed to address a skills gap in the sector, but also to contribute to something more ambitious: the vision of a disruptive digital archive...
The time has come for me to leave Explore so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite memories with you from the last 7 months. And what an incredible 7 months it’s been! I feel very privileged to have had the chance to work on the York: Gateway to History project- I’ve met … Continue reading Bye Everyone!