Collaborative research

ASC welcomes the opportunity to work as research partners with colleagues across the University, and within the higher education and heritage sectors.  We are always happy to discuss project ideas and proposals to ensure the effective use of our collections and maximise the benefits of research funding.  

To discuss your research proposal, please do get in touch; key contacts for our collecting areas are:

Scottish Business Archive Clare Paterson
Rare Books & Manuscripts Julie Gardham
University Archive & Scottish Theatre Archive Moira Rankin

Alternatively, contact the service on:

A selection of some of our collaborative projects within Digital Humanities can be seen here

Performing the Archive

The Performing the Archive project is funded by the Learning and Teaching Development Fund. The project combines the skills of performers and archivists to create new pedagogical tools and models for learning across all colleges. It addresses issues of accessibility, ‘archival anxiety’ and multiperspectivity in collection-based learning.

Through a series of workshops with professional acting coaches, lecturers as well as PGR and PGT students we will (A) explore performance-based strategies of dealing with archival texts and objects; (B) these strategies will be tested in classroom settings across a number of sample classes from Arts, Law, Social Sciences and Medical Humanities; and (C) they will be documented and further disseminated through an online teaching resource.

Funder – LTDF (Learning and Teaching Development Fund)

Date – October, 2020

Funding – £20,000