The Coventry Digital Archive has expanded into a rich online archive of photos and documents designed to celebrate the city's heritage.
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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 connected 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 https://www.coventryatlas.org/ is their first attempt at that.
About the speaker
Dr Benjamin Kyneswood, Coventry University's Director of Coventry Digital
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.
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