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Recent additions to the Moving Image Gateway

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,600 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email, telephone or visit the Gateway at

Global Queer Cinema
This site is one of the outcomes of a research project led by academics at the Universities of Sussex and Warwick. The focus is on new writings about global forms of queer cinema, based mainly, though not exclusively, on scholarly models from queer theory and film studies. There is a mixture of short articles and longer essays, as well as multimedia work and video essays. A resources page has links to other online studies and other useful information, including an interactive map showing 256 LGBT/queer film festivals which have existed around the world since 1977.

Jalons pour l’histoire du temps présent
A joint initiative by INA and the French Ministry for Education, this is an educational resource which uses material from INA’s archives to present a collection of thousands of film and television clips covering 100 years of events, from 1913 to 2012. Each clip is accompanied by a synopsis, credits, a transcript, and essays which look both at the wider historical context as well as considering how the clips themselves portray events.

Oxford Physics
This Vimeo page features videos from the Physics department at the University of Oxford. The resources include lectures, a series of profiles of researchers in biological physics and interviews with alumni of the university who speak about their careers in physics following graduation.

Understanding 9/11
This resource, which is hosted by the Internet Archive, is a library of clips covering the events of 11th September 2001 and its aftermath, as presented by American and international broadcasters. Containing over 3,000 hours of footage, selected from twenty channels over seven days, and accompanied by analysis from media scholars and academics, this is an invaluable resource for anyone studying how television represented the events on and subsequent to September 11th 2001.

An oral history project created by the History Department at the University of Sheffield. The interviews were carried out by trained history students in the department. Common themes include Sheffield during World War II, local politics, youth culture and the music scene, the Miners’ Strikes and the impact of deindustrialisation on the city. A separate resource documents the history of the Walkley Action Group, a campaigning group which protested against planned slum demolition in the 1970s. A blog keeps users appraised of updates to the site.

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