#Hist2020: History Day 2020, celebrating our collections

Every year University College London organises a day for academic, cultural and heritage institutions to come together to showcase the enormous range of historic collections in archives, libraries and museums. In pre-Covid times, the day would be held at Senate House and would be attended by anyone in London with a serious interest in historical research.

However, this year on Thursday 19 November, History Day is going digital! As part of the national Being Human Festival of the Humanities, the theme for this year is New Worlds. Throughout the day, there are presentations and workshops on current topics in archival practice and historical research, while institutions across the country put on exhibitions, events, and activities to highlight new worlds in their collections.

For the first time ever, we are contributing to History Day with a quiz to help you explore our collections. Our focus is on some of the work we have been doing over the last few months to explore new digital technologies and on the ongoing digitisation of part of our archives: from 3D imaging to online exhibitions via digitised archives and museum objects.

Did you know?

We have subject-specific guides to our collections. Check out the History Guide or browse any of the others to discover our collections.

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