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  1. National Film Preservation Foundation: Sponsored Films Streaming

    Link
    https://www.filmpreservation.org/sponsored-films/sponsored-films
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Film Studies, General Science
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This selection of sponsored films is presented by the National Film Preservation Foundation, in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive. There are 102 films in total: the selection was made from The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger. This annotated filmography singles out 452 sponsored films of particular historical, cultural, and artistic interest from the more than 300,000 thought to have been made in the USA. Most of the films are available to download and are accompanied by detailed synopses and contextual information.

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  2. Chris Marker Streaming

    Link
    https://chrismarker.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources, Web Links

    Beautifully designed and extremely informative site about the enigmatic French filmmaker Chris Marker, featuring essays, clips, filmographies, bibliographies, and news, as well as information about festivals, DVD ans Blu-Ray releases.

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  3. Aeon Streaming

    Link
    https://aeon.co/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Astronomy, Biology, General Science, Literature, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources, Web Links

    Online magazine devoted to the exploration of ideas from the worlds of science, philosophy, society and the arts. There are three main channels: Essays – ‘Longform explorations of deep issues written by serious and creative thinkers’; Ideas – ‘Short provocations, maintaining Aeon’s high editorial standards but in a more nimble and immediate form’; and Video – ‘A mixture of curated short documentaries and original Aeon productions’.

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  4. Bowery Boys Podcast Streaming

    Link
    http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/bowery-boys-podcast
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    American Studies, History
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Two New Yorkers - Tom Meyers and Greg Young - present a series of podcasts about the history of their city, exploring hidden stories from the metropolis, often focusing on a particular person, place or event and discussing everything from sport and politics to crime and music.

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  5. White Feather Diaries Streaming

    Link
    http://www.whitefeatherdiaries.org.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    History, Religious Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download

    This site is the result of a project undertaken by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) about the conscientious objectors of the First World War. It tells the stories of five young people who opposed World War I and, through diary entries, films, and other contextual material (such as contemporary newspaper stories and the transcripts of tribunals) recounts their experiences from the outbreak of war, to the introduction of conscription and the legislation which recognised conscientious objection. The audiovisual material which accompanies the project include plays, documentaries, audio clips and other useful teaching resources.

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  6. IFI Player Streaming

    Link
    http://ifiplayer.ie/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, History, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    The IFI Player presents a freely available selection of material from the collections of the Irish Film Archive. Feature films, animations, documentaries, adverts, amateur films, travelogues and newsreels tell the story of Irish social, political and cultural history in moving images. The site features a wealth of fascinating material - from this award winning film about W.B. Yeats to a Telecom Eireann advert in which Bob Geldof warns of the idiocy of vandalising public telephones. Other films explore the Troubles, the events of Easter 1916, the Irish emigrant experience in America, the Irish landscape, tourism and religion. Users can search by keyword, browse by genre, or explore the curated collections section. Some of the films are accompanied by classroom worksheets for teachers and students.

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  7. History of Japan Podcast Streaming

    Link
    https://historyofjapan.wordpress.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    History
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Weekly podcast about the history of Japan produced by PhD student Isaac Meyer. Meyer’s approach is comprehensive and chronological. Contextual help is provided by a timeline and glossary.

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  8. The David Foster Wallace Audio Project Streaming

    Link
    http://www.dfwaudioproject.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Literature
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This site features audio files of interviews and readings by American novelist and writer David Foster Wallace. There are also interviews and comments from Wallace’s friends, family and admirers, many of them made following the writer’s suicide in 2008.

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  9. Adaptation Podcast Streaming

    Link
    https://adaptationpodcast.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Literature
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This podcast promises ‘in-depth discussion on films and the original material they’re based on’. Each episode features analysis and discussion of a film or television programme which has been adapated from a literary source. Chatty and discursive rather than academic but nonetheless an intelligent podcast which is based on an inclusive approach to literary adapations, including comic-books, video games and popular genres as well as classic literature.

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  10. Teletext Art Research Lab Streaming

    Link
    http://www.uniquecodeanddata.co.uk/teletext76/bbc1-19790720/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Computing, Media Studies, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This site is dedicated to the preservation, celebration and analysis of Teletext, the television information service introduced to British television in 1974 and familiar to UK viewers as Ceefax on the BBC and Oracle on ITV. Featuring a podcast, articles, archived pages from the service, and even an application that allows you to create your own Teletext page, the site is a labour of love, the pinnacle of which is a teletext time machine: a fully interactive Ceefax service for the 20th July 1979.

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