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A Thank You to the Chawton team

Not the most flattering photo of me ever, as I give an Untour, with Ryan observing. Photo: © Chawton House Library/Darren Bevin Well, that turned out to be be more exhausting than I had expected. It went very well though. Only one of the visitor (group)s that I approached chose not to come on an Untour, and that was just because they were short on time, having come to see the village’s open gardens as well as the “Great House”. Continue reading →

Chawton Untours live: progress review

Its a rainy day today, and so Chawton House Library is seeing very few visitors. I guess that many visitors come to the village to visit the Jane Austen museum, and if it’s dry a good proportion of them follow that up with the short stroll to the Library. But when it rains, with the choice of a warm and dry pub OR a cafe just across the road from the Jane Austen Museum, I guess most people decide they don’t want to brave the weather to come here. Continue reading →

Chawton Untours launch

The exhibits are in place, the interactive script is done, the sound files are all uploaded to the server and the lights and speakers are all in place and plugged in. In a little under an hour* we launch Chawton Untours. The weather is a bit wet and windy today, so its anybody’s guess now many visitors will brave the elements to come to Chawton House Library. Continue reading →

Photo Competition

Hello Everyone, Just a last minute reminder that we will be holding a photo competition in the next two days. The photos will be on display at the symposium and you will be able to vote over the course of Thursday and Friday. Thanks and hope to see you all there!   Sincerely, The PGRAS organising committee The post Photo Competition appeared first on Postgraduate Research Archaeology Symposium. The post Photo Competition appeared first on Archaeology Blogs. Continue reading →

PGRAS 2017 Schedule and Abstracts

Hello, The event is rapidly approaching so please check out the schedule here: FINAL- PGRAS-2017-schedule. We’ve also prepared a small booklet of the abstracts here: PGRAS 2017 Abstract Booklet. We hope that we will see you all there!   Kind regards, The PGRAS organising committee     The post PGRAS 2017 Schedule and Abstracts appeared first on Postgraduate Research Archaeology Symposium. The post PGRAS 2017 Schedule and Abstracts appeared first on Archaeology Blogs. Continue reading →

PGRAS 2017 Update

Hello everyone, As hopefully all of you know on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of May we will be holding the PGRAS 2017 symposium in the Department of Archaeology.   The talks will take place in Lecture Theatre B of Building 65. Throughout the symposium there will be voting for the photo competition that we have, a bake sale and a book sale as well as plenty of tea and coffee for everyone. Continue reading →

Apps not worth it, hard numbers

I’ve got to point people’s attention to this excellent blog post from Colleen Dilenschneider. Colleen works for a US market research firm called Impacts. They have a couple of hundred visitor facing clients, including for example, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and they combine their data from all the research to produce the National Awareness, Attitude & Usage Study, which is informed by on-site interviews, randomly selected telephone interviews and an on-line component. Continue reading →

Recruiting volunteer Unguides

I’m thinking today about what I’m asking of volunteers for my Chawton Untours project. I’m starting a little, but not too, late. From a critical path point of view, I’d have been better to get this started a couple of weeks ago, but given that would have been right in the middle of the Easter break for the university, when most of the undergrad body were away, I’ve not lost too much by putting out the call now. Continue reading →

Now Play This

Last week, I went to Somerset House for Now Play This, a three day event of experimental games. The Guardian beat me to a write up (curse you, full time journalists!) so read that, and think of this short post as an addendum. I took my boy (aged 12) with me and our favourite game is also the top of the Guardian’s list. Dead Pixel (above) is a simple, snake-like arcade game with up to nine players, co-operating in teams of three. Continue reading →