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News Archive for July, 2010

  • Going to War 1939-45: Film, History and the Second World War

    This year the annual Winter Conference of the Institute of Historical Research focuses on the most filmed historical phenomenon of modern times, the Second World War. Hosted together with the Imperial War Museum over two days, 22-23rd October 2010, the conference brings together directors, such as John Boorman and Kevin Brownlow, and film historians to […]

  • Free event: ERA Plus

    Cartoon ERA Plus conference thumbnailA one-day free event at BAFTA, on Thursday 9 September 2010, which will take an in-depth, pragmatic look at the ERA Plus Licence and how to use it within educational establishments. Discussions will include GeoIP and authentication.

  • Teachers TV exclusively online

    Teachers TV, the DfE-funded resource for teachers, is set to become an exclusively online service from Summer 2010. Over the last couple of years there has been a 42% increase in streaming and download of Teachers TV programmes, and so the decision has been taken to focus on the online service and cease broadcasting on […]

  • Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive (A|S|I|A)

    This extensive online archive of Asian Shakespeare productions aims to share approaches to performing Shakespeare in East and Southeast Asia through a collaborative, multilingual online database. Streaming videos of production recordings are presented with original scripts and script translations in English. The interactive, user-driven archive showcases new tools for use by scholars, teachers, practitioners and […]

  • Bioethics in NewsFilm Online

    This companion site to the Bioethics Bytes blog provides a detailed index to the bioethics-related content of the Newsfilm Online resource and is based on the research undertaken by Sarah Curtis at the University of Leicester. There is a spreadsheet to cover the entire research project’s results available as a PDF but the resource can […]

  • Ophelia, Popular Culture, and Web 2.0

    Alan Young’s website Ophelia and Web 2.0 explores the continuous fascination one of Shakespeare’s most evocative character creations holds for today’s Internet generation. An online essay investigating the ways in which the Bard is being reinvented by new forms of electronic communication is accompanied by copious numbers of links to images, videos, and Web 2.0 […]

  • EC alarm over Europe’s film heritage

    TheĀ  second implementation report of the Film Heritage Recommendation, published by the European Commission’s Information Society and Media Directorate General, sounds the alarm over the survival of Europe’s film heritage. The Recommendation was adopted in 2005 and calls for Europe’s film heritage to be methodically collected, catalogued, preserved and restored so that it can be […]

  • iLegal App 1.2 released

    Described as ‘the law in your pocket’, the latest version of this app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It aims to provide access to all UK, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales legislation as well as Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain and English Parliament. Designed by 2009 Leeds University graduate […]