Event title:

Archives as Inspiration for Creativity [Online]

Event details

Event details

Thursday, 4th February 2021
11:00 - 12:00
  Archives as Inspiration for Creativity     UG/PG  

Event description

Event description

Workshop description

This course explores how archives can be used to inspire creative projects such as poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing, scriptwriting, sculpture, painting and film-making.

It highlights some of the inspirational archive collections held at Hull History Centre, and prompts you to think about how you might use them in creative ways.

It consists of asynchronous content to be worked through independently, and is supported with a live discussion session.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • discuss how archives can be used to inspire creativity
  • identify how others have used archives for creative purposes
  • incorporate archives into your own creative projects

Who this workshop is for

Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students on creative courses who are required or intending to use archival resources during their studies. It would also be of benefit to anyone interested in how archives can be used creatively.

Course structure

This workshop runs over several days. Please see the course structure table below.



Monday 1st February-Wednesday 3rd February

Work through asynchronous content and prepare discussion points for live session

Thursday 4th February, 11.00-12.00

Live discussion session on Teams


This workshop is run by an Archivist from the Hull University Archives Team.





Registration is required. There are 59 seats available.