Historypin in Sydney, Australia

Historypin CEO, Nick Stanhope, will be speaking with Ryan Donahue from George Eastman House about sharing photographic collections and building communities.

The free talk is being held by the Digital, Social & Emerging technologies team at the Powerhouse Museum on 6th December.

Tuesday December 6 2011, 4:45pm to 6:15pm (GMT+1000)

Target Theatre
Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia

See the full details and register here.

Video Conferencing with Nelson Rural School, Canada

We’ve just had a fantastic video conferencing call with K-7, an amazing class at Nelson Rural School in Miramichi, New Brunswick.  The class are doing a Historypin project where they are going to become local historians and archivists and track down and capture the amazing photos, stories and memories of their families and local area.  Have a look at this fascinating photo they pinned to start the project off.

70 St. Patrick's Drive, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

They will be the first school in New Brunswick to run a schools Historypin project and we are really excited about following their progress as they start to discover and pin their history.  To find out more about the call have a look these stories and photos on their great school website school, http://nelsonrural.nbed.nb.ca/teacher/gallery/skype-historypin.

During our video call, students from K-7 told us about their school, how they are going to dig out and share their history and asked fantastic questions about Historypin, its origins and its purpose.  We were so impressed with the interesting questions they asked and what they told us, and can’t wait to see what history they’re going to discover through their conversations with families and friends.

We’ll keep you posted as the project progresses, so watch this space!

 

Introducing Historypin User Group

We’ve just launched a Google Group for Historypin users and welcome you to join. This is a place to talk with other users, ask questions of the user community, etc. Historypin staff will use the list as well to give you first notice of upcoming site changes and upgrades, and help out with questions. Just to block spam, the group login requires you to confirm your Historypin username.

Feel free to subscribe at http://groups.google.com/group/historypin.

Thanks! Jon