Today was the first session we had our session in Het Utrechts Archief (HUA; the Utrecht Archives). We were welcomed heartily by Nettie Stoppelenburg, Annelot Vijn and Rick Companje, who introduced us to the Archive as an institution and as a community of practice.

Next up we delved into the history of the Neude, which has had several transformations over the centuries: from swamp to cattle market; tournament grounds to the place of a convent; from battleground to the site of the scaffold. Indeed, quite the eventful place, as Nettie narrated vividly.

We were then joined by Ioanna Lykourentzou, who introduced us to the art and science of storytelling for mobile applications. In small rotating groups we developed four historical short stories on the Neude, with a focus on engagement.