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
“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
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.
York Panorama: A Few of my Favourite Panels!
Those of you who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will know that we've been counting down the days to Christmas with an archive advent of different panels from our new public art installation. But if you don't follow us on social media then fear not! I'm going to highlight a few of my favourite … Continue reading York Panorama: A Few of my Favourite Panels!
Update: Explore’s Art Project!
Back in August, Sarah published a blog post telling you all about our exciting art installation that will soon be in place on the archives landing here at Explore. We thought it was about time we posted an update on this project that's got all of us here at Explore on the edges of our … Continue reading Update: Explore’s Art Project!
Finding inspiration in the archives…
A nice part of my job is when I feel inspired by an archive collection that I am working on. This happened most recently when I was cataloguing the Ebor Cycling Club collection (ECC), and what a gem their archive collection turned out to be! I have enjoyed cycling ever since I was a child- … Continue reading Finding inspiration in the archives…