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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Thinking With Things Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ashmolean.org/podcasts/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Astronomy, German Studies, History, Languages, Literature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Series of curated podcasts in which an academic from Oxford University chooses an object from the Ashmolean Museum and speaks about it in the context of their own research and interests. Historians, scientists, mathematicians and linguists take their turn, amongst them Diarmaid MacCulloch speaking about the Reformation in the context of a medal from the reign of Henry VIII and Marcus Du Sautoy on the mathematical implications of carved neolithic stones.

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  6. Exchanges at Goldman Sachs Streaming

    Link
    http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/podcasts/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Educational podcast in which Goldman Sachs staff share their knowledge and expertise on developments shaping markets, industry and the global economy.

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  7. Open University Digital Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://www.open.ac.uk/library/digital-archive/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Drama, Education, General Science, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    This site provides online access to a selection of the Open University’s materials - images and text-based items as well as audio and videos - as well as functioning as a record and an archive of the OU’s collections. Publicly available collections currently include over 160 images from the Historical Archives Collection, over 100 videos of OU events, such as degree ceremonies and other programmes about the OU, dating back to 1971. OU’s programmes are represented by a series of clips from courses which include science, technology and the arts. A number of online exhibitions have also been created to contextualise some of the material. These include: ‘Shakespeare at the OU’, ‘Harold Wilson and the OU’ and ‘The OU Story’.

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  8. Podcasts: School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/research/podcasts/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Series of podcasts produced by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. The podcasts capture lectures, seminars and events organised by the school’s research centres: the Gender Research Centre, the Global Insecurities Centre and the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship. Topics covered include sustainable development, Brexit and the European Union, terrorism, black history in Britain, and the presidency of Donald Trump.

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  9. 'Brexit Means...' Podcast Streaming

    Link
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/series/brexit-means
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Business Studies, Economics, Law, Media Studies, Politics and Government, Social Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    In-depth podcast produced by The Guardian newspaper covering all aspect of Brexit, with contributions from Britons and Europeans as well as Leavers and Remainers. Led by Guardian journalist Jon Henley, the podcast features politicians, economists, lawyers, businessmen and women, campaigners and members of the public, with the aim of shedding some light on the Brexit process and what it might mean for the future of the United Kingdom.

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  10. Australians at War Film Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://australiansatwarfilmarchive.unsw.edu.au/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    History
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    Over 2,000 video interviews, covering conflicts in which Australia has been involved, from World War One to Afghanistan . The archive encompasses the battlefront, the home front, media and entertainment, children, teachers, wives, workers and clerical staff. The project is an initiative of the Australian government and is hosted by the University of New South Wales, Canberra. Searching is done by theme - usually the name of the conflict - and then divided by sub-theme. Users can watch the interviews as video, or listen to them as audio files. Each interview is accompanied by a full transcript.

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