Apart from building the repository and maintaining our main website, the Dictionary of Sydney undertakes a range of other projects.
All of these are concerned with encouraging interest in Sydney’s history, building capacity and participation in the production of histories of Sydney, and expanding access and awareness of Sydney’s history.
The Dictionary seeks funding, sponsorship and support for new projects. If you’d like to be involved, see how you can help on our Support us page.
Find out more about the individual projects listed below:
- Greening the Dictionary – joint project with the help of the Irish Consul-General to boost the amount of Irish history in the Dictionary in March 2013
- Shaping Sydney Harbour – collaborative project with the Australian National Maritime Museum
- Fine Stream, Fine Meadow - partnership with three local council areas and the Australian Governement’s Community Heritage program to publish work in 2013 about the history of the Cooks River
- Australian Research Council project II – living exhibitions
- Mobile Dictionary of Sydney – history, out and about
- Sydney Journal – peer-reviewed academic publication for Sydney history
- Demographics – Census information for Sydney suburbs, a continuing series
- Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts writer-in-residence – focused sponsored content (now completed)
- From the Ground Up conference, 23-24 August 2012 (now completed)
The Dictionary team is interested in pursuing other opportunities to make our repository more available to users of all kinds. These include:
- Print on demand books, possibly curated by users themselves
- Games and activities based on Dictionary content
- Streams of Dictionary data provided to other online projects
- and many more.