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Skills Team Workshops: Archives as creative inspiration

Archives as creative inspiration

About this workshop

Workshop description

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

Learning outcomes

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

  • think about 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.


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

Workshop format & availability

Register for this workshop

To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below to access the booking form.

Relevant SkillsGuides

More information on this topic can be found on the following SkillsGuides:

Archive Collections at HHC

Using Hull History Centre

Finding Archives

Diversity in Archives

Archival Skills