Subfonds AY25-MR - Abertay 25: Memories Re-Animated

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GB 3516 AY25-MR


Abertay 25: Memories Re-Animated


  • 2020-2021 (Creation)

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13 digital video interviews, and 13 accompanying WORD documents containing summaries, plus
6 Stop Motion animations created by Young Ambassadors and students and staff participating in the project.

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Memories Re-Animated was the second phase of the Abertay 25 project celebrating 25 years of the institution as a University. The purpose of this phase was for Young Ambassadors in the project to collect memories of former staff and alumni through recorded interviews that would be added to the archive collections. Short extracts from the interviews would also be used subsequently by the Young Ambassadors to create simple stop-motion animations.

The Covid-19 pandemic changed much of the project, for example the number of participating schools reduced, and interviews moved from face-to-face events, to being conducted remotely through video-conferencing. This had a number of effects: the interviews produced have been conducted by a mixture of Young Ambassadors and Abertay staff and students, and the audio quality has been affected by the equipment and environments being used by the interviewers.

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Abertay University

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13 videos and text summaries of reminiscence interviews conducted with former staff and alumni of Abertay University by Abertay 25 Young Ambassadors, and current staff and students of Abertay University. Interviewees were as follows:

  1. Sumant Mathure
  2. David Ross
  3. Richard Irvine
  4. Alastair Scott
  5. Nick Hamilton
  6. Alexander (Sandy) Robertson
  7. Graham Milne
  8. Christina Howie
  9. Ahmar Ghafoor
  10. William Mohieddeen
  11. Rebecca Wade
  12. Jenny McNeill
  13. Louise Giblin

6 stop-motion animation videos were created from the interviews and these are as follows:

  1. Craigie High School - William Moheiddeen
  2. Craigie High School - Nick Hamilton
  3. Craigie High School - Ahmar Ghafoor
  4. Dundee Young Carers - Louise Giblin
  5. Larisa Olaru-Peter - Jenny McNeill
  6. Hope Busák - Sumant Mathure

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UK Data Protection law will restrict some access.

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  • English

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Copies available on YouTube at links in item level descriptions.

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