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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. American Radio History Streaming

    Link
    http://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Type of resource
    Databases, Journals, TV/Radio listings

    This site offers a vast amount of information about broadcasting history, covering (despite the name) television and radio, mainly in the USA and Canada but also venturing as far afield as the UK and Australia. Of particular value to researchers are the wide range of digitised, searchable periodicals and journals which, although the main focus of the site is on the early days of broadcasting also stretch as far as the 21st century. NB. It is not clear to what degree rights have been cleared for some of the material on this site. David Gleason, who maintains the site, operates on a basis of ‘if the owner of the material complains I will take it down’ - rather than seeking permission beforehand.

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  5. Coventry University Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Computing, Design, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics and Government, Sports Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This collection of podcasts features freely available recordings of lectures and talks from Coventry University. The podcasts are arranged according to category, which cover the full range of academic subjects, are arranged according to faculty and subject area as well as broader topics relating to the university itself.

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  6. Facing History and Ourselves Streaming

    Link
    https://www.facinghistory.org
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Literature, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This long-established American non-profit educational organisation offers a wide range of educational resources (including videos) on its website. Facing History and Ourselves exists to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism. Among the resources it provides are a series of video clips about Harper Lee’s novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Although some content is available to subscribers only, there is a good deal that is freely available.

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  7. Northeast Historic Film Streaming

    Link
    http://oldfilm.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    The website of a moving images archive located in Maine, USA, with the mission of collecting and preserving the film and video record of northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts). The site’s online database features descriptions of film and video from the archive’s many collections, including local television news, amateur film, industrial films and many other genres.

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  8. News for TV Majors Streaming

    Link
    http://www.newsfortvmajors.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Update, Web Links

    This site is maintained by Christine Becker, who teaches film and television studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. The purpose of the site is to keep students of television informed of the latest developments in television, covering news, reviews, politics etc. The focus is on America but Becker also covers the British media, as well as providing information about the media companies who control much of what we see on our television, computer and mobile phone screens: the American networks, but also Facebook, YouTube, Netflix et al.. A useful source of information.

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  9. Goldsmith’s Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://www.gold.ac.uk/podcasts/app/front/allpodcasts
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Drama, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Psychology, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Goldsmiths produce a wide-range of interesting podcasts, covering a broad range of subject areas. The podcasts are grouped by series and include lectures, talks and discussions on feminism, sociology, creative writing, cultural studies, philosphy, psychology, dance etc.

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  10. Syrian Archive Streaming

    Link
    https://syrianarchive.org/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Streaming/Download

    This database was created by two Berliners to document and catalogue atrocities in the Syrian war. As of March 2017 the site has records of nearly 4,000 separate incidents, accompanied by video footage and indexed according to ten categories, including Violation of children’s rights; Use of illegal weapons; Unlawful attacks and Alleged Civilian Casualties from Russian attacks. The resource is intended for journalists, researcher, human rights organisations, activists and any group with an interest in the conflict. It is also intended to function as a repository of evidence for future historians. The United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, as well as lawyers and activists around the world, have all made use of the archive. This article on the Deutsche Welle website, features comments from the site’s creators, who talk about their reasons for making it, along with some of the problems they have faced, particularly the difficulties of verifying sources in a war zone

    Please note: the nature of this resource means that some of the footage is extremely graphic.

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