It is truly a unique module specification that I get to blog as part of my degree. I get to blog about something I am passionate about and something I think needs conserving, so I have choosen Roald Dahl & his surviving collection. I am very much a shutterbug and aspiring writer- so generally an all round nerd- and have been blogging personally for a while now. This archaeology module in Visual Media looks at how we can harness these social media outlets to make archaeology, conservation, heritage and histories constantly accessible. I'm very lucky to be able to now pour my love for Roald Dahl into part of my degree.
Novelist, poet, screen writer and builder of imaginative lands, Roald Dahl is one of the most celebrated English authors- for both children and adults. Some of Dahl's most famous incarnations- Willy Wonka, the Oompa Lumpa's for example- remain world famous characters. In this blog I hope to revisit this world and more as we chat about Roald Dahl's childhood, his role in World War II and the charity work Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity do.
The Roald Dahl Collection
This collection forms the center piece of the blog, the material remains of Dahl following his death in November 1990. Behind the mystery and the magic of his written word survives the history of an incredibly interesting, lively and unusual lifetime.
You can read more about the collection and its curation on it's own website, as part of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, as well as clicking back here for updates and insights.
What do I hope to achieve from this I hear you ask? Well, although it is an assessed piece of work, I'm looking to really have fun, explore the forgotten memories that shaped my childhood and also draw awareness to the history of a fabulous human being!
If I can achieve one thing through this blog, it will be to remind you to not forget about books- least of all Roald Dahl's.