Monthly Archives: February 2021

Telling the time and temporal rhythms

Evidence from the MOA Autumn 2017 directive One-day diary: organising and experiencing time By Clare Holdsworth, Keele University Writing a one-day diary is a key activity of being a MOA correspondent. One-day diaries are often used in directives, including the

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Our treasure trove of printed journals

By Chloe Dobson – Collection Development Librarian Did you know that we have a basement area in The Library which is full of printed journals from all subject areas? We provide access to tens of thousands of journals online, which

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Plans… remember those? A look at the architectural plans of the University of Sussex

By Karen Watson – Special Collections Archivist Plans. It’s a bit tricky to make any at the moment. Luckily that wasn’t the case when the University of Sussex was commissioning new buildings and renovating student residences over the past 50

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A Taste of History – Travelling back in time through recipes and Mass Observation

By Dr Stella Sims In this video project I recreate recipes taken from, or inspired by 1941 food diaries held at the Mass Observation Archive, going back in time to a moment in history to cook and taste what someone

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