Presenter: Dr Benjamin Kyneswood, Coventry University’s Director of Coventry Digital
Topic: Starting with some historic pictures of Coventry located in someones garage the Coventry Digital Archive has expanded into a rich online archive of photos, videos, maps and documents designed to celebrate the city’s heritage.
Date: Thursday 17th February 2022
Location: webinar – the recording is now available from this link
Coventry University has teamed up with Coventry City of Culture Trust, Culture Coventry and other partners to launch Coventry Digital – an online archive of photos, videos, maps and documents designed to celebrate the city’s heritage.
So far, more than 12,000 items including photos, videos, maps and documents have been uploaded to the archive – featuring a wide range of Coventry’s most unique and defining features from years gone by as well as more recent times. Coventry Digital was set up to allow people with connections to Coventry to revisit and celebrate its past and update it with new assets, images and content.
Dr Ben Kyneswood will introduce Coventry Digital Archive and the philosophy behind what they are trying to do, and show how www.coventryatlas.org is their first attempt at that.
Dr Ben Kyneswood is Coventry University’s person in the Digital Archive project. He was a radio producer for 10 years then achieved an MA and PhD during the next five years at the University of Birmingham. He became a Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Warwick before moving to Coventry University, where he was the Director at Photo Miners, helping people tell stories with photo archives. He is now Director of the Coventry Digital Archive at Coventry University.