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Digital Creativity Week: Culture, communication and creativity

Posted on 19 April 2018

This event will explore archival material and consider connections between dialect, objects, and places in a creative way, culminating in a new digital creation.

Image of the York Minster Rose Window

This is an opportunity to explore the city of York through resources from our archives, and consider how you can work on them with a host of digital tools to create an art installation or digital artefact that reflects what you've discovered. You'll get the chance to be creative with data, maps, and images and interact with archival materials using the Yorkshire Historical Dictionary project as your starting point. Participants will work with archivists, librarians, and IT professionals to create new and exciting digital stories, building on source materials and using cutting edge tools. Academic staff will also provide inspiration and insight into the research process, informing your research journey.

Throughout the week you will learn about a variety of creative media-orientated digital tools, contribute to a research project, and create your own digital output as part of a team.


The Digital Creativity Week will run from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June, with a showcase of each team's work the following week on Wednesday 20 June.

If you'd like to take part, the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 13 May - see below for details of how to apply.

What's involved?

There will be hands-on workshops and expert presentations in which you will be introduced to a huge variety of:

  • Image editing tools
  • Video editing tools
  • Audio editing tools
  • Coding environments
  • Augmented reality tools

On completion, you will present you will present your team's artwork or artefact, and explain how your research informed its creation, to a friendly audience of your fellow participants, academics, and professional staff.

Join in!

Please complete our online form by midnight on Sunday 13 May to apply:

You will need to provide a supporting statement of 500 words outlining why you would like to be involved, and what you hope to gain from participating in Digital Creativity Week.