Being Human Festival

Tue 15 Sep 2020

Derby Local Studies and Family History Library has partnered with the University of Derby, Derby Museums and Derbyshire Record Office for the Being Human festival this November. The library will be showcasing some of the treasures of the Local Studies collection in an exciting series of online events.

British Antarctic Expedition 1910 Scrapbook

A 10-minute podcast opens the pages of this fabulous scrapbook, which brings together a wealth of news clippings and other contemporaneous material tracking Captain Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole. Did you know the expedition meteorologist George Simpson was a Derby man, and that the people of Derby paid for his scientific instruments? Part of the 'Global Derbyshire in 10 Objects' series of mini podcasts for the Being Human Festival, available to listen to throughout the Being Human Festival here: https://www.derby.ac.uk/events/beinghuman/

The scrapbook itself is available to view online at www.derby.gov.uk/derbyshistory

 

Parts Unknown: The Extraordinary Maps of Hermann Moll

12th November 17.00-18.30

Join us online to explore one of Derby Local Studies and Family History Library’s greatest treasures and help us to solve a mystery! Hermann Moll’s 'The World Described' is a set of the most complete maps produced in eighteenth-century Britain and his work was inspiration for the imaginary maps in Gulliver’s Travels. But how did they get here and who used them? No-one knows!

The first part of this online workshop will introduce to you to these incredible maps and what they can tell us about exploration, exploitation and the imagination in eighteenth-century Britain. The second part of the workshop will launch a flash-fiction competition to fill the gap that the archive cannot tell us: how and why the maps made their way to Derby!

This is an online event. Book your place here:

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/being-human-derby-new-worlds-the-university-of-derby-30995283775

Please note, in order to join us, we ask that you read and agree to our Online Safety Agreement; this will be sent to you to read when you register your place.

 

Make Your Own Scrapbook

14th November 14.00-15.00

In this online craft event, you will make your very own scrapbook with simple everyday materials (we’ll send you a fact sheet before the event so that you have everything you need ready!) while learning about why people have cut and pasted to create their own records of history over the past 200 years. We’ll be inspired by Derby Local Studies and Family History Library’s rich collection of scrapbooks, including some documenting Derby’s connections to Captain Scott’s doomed Antarctic Expedition and Florence Nightingale’s fame in the Crimea War, both of which are now available digitally at www.derby.gov.uk/derbyshistory

This is an online event and is suitable for families. Book your place here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/being-human-derby-new-worlds-the-university-of-derby-30995283775

Please note, in order to join us, we ask that you read and agree to our Online Safety Agreement; this will be sent to you to read when you register your place.