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  1. The British Museum’s 3D Models Streaming

    Link
    https://sketchfab.com/britishmuseum
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology, History
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums

    The British Museum has created a series of 3 dimensional digital models of some of the artefacts in its collections and put them online. It is now possible to manipulate and rotate the Lewis chess set, the Rosetta Stone, a marble portrait of Julius Caesar, a column from the temple to Artemis at Ephesus and many others. Some of the models are accompanied by audio descriptions to add context and extra information.

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  2. Origin Stories Streaming

    Link
    https://player.fm/series/origin-stories
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Monthly podcast from the Leakey Foundation. Broadly about human evolution the programme covers anthropology, human origins, primatology and biology.

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  3. 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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  4. Ten Places: Europe and Us Streaming

    Link
    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/bettany-hughess-ten-places-europe-and-us-podcast-series
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Archaeology, Architecture, History
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Ten-week podcast series from the National Trust, presented by historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes, who visits well-known historic sites in England in order to examine Europe’s influence on aspects of the English national heritage. From the stones of Avebury to the modernist marvels of 2 Willow Road, the home of Hungarian architect Ernö Goldfinger, Hughes brings out the continental connections of these sites and others, in ten twenty minute podcasts.

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  5. Archispeak Streaming

    Link
    https://archispeakpodcast.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology, Design
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting

    American architecture and design podcast aimed at working architects, design and architecture students and interior designers. The podcast reached its 100th episode in October 2016 and is a useful source of information, advice, news and opinion.

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  6. Archaeology Podcast Network Streaming

    Link
    https://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Web Links

    This site aggregates a wide-ranging collection of archaeology podcasts on a variety of themes and subjects, covering technology, professional issues, trivia, news and practical advice for students and professionals.

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  7. Film Interviews with Leading Thinkers Streaming

    Link
    https://www.sms.cam.ac.uk/collection/1092396
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Economics, Ethnology, General Science, Literature
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Freely available archive of over 200 interviews with leading scientists, anthropologists, historians, economists, ethno-musicologists, international travellers and others. Most of the interview were conducted and filmed by Professor Alan Macfarlane and subjects include literary critic George Steiner, historian Eric Hobsbawm, artist Anthony Gormley, anthropologist, Mary Douglas. The interviews include transcripts. The site is hosted by the University of Cambridge.

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  8. Socratica Streaming

    Link
    http://www.socratica.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Languages, Literature, Mathematics, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Streaming/Download

    Educational videos on a wide variety of disciplines, inspired by the ethos that certain ideas and concepts benefit from being presented in an engaging audiovisual format. A blog on the ‘Socratica Method’ features highlights from the collection and information about the use of av material as a pedagogical tool. There are also four language channels: German, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Suitable for various levels, from primary to university. Although the videos are not arranged according to educational level it is generally clear from the context who the intended audience is.

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  9. Kanopy Streaming

    Link
    https://www.kanopystreaming.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, American Studies, Archaeology, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dance, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Film Studies, General Science, Geography, German Studies, History, Information Studies, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Music, Photography, Physics, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Technology, Women’s Studies
    Type of resource
    AV services, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    On-demand streaming platform for educational institutions featuring over 26,000 films from leading producers including PBS, BBC, the Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, but also many other smaller, niche producers. The site offers both a platform from which to stream films as well as providing a video hosting service. A full range of academic subjects is covered and many of the films, programmes and clips are not otherwise available on DVD. The site also features detailed analytics so that librarians can more easily assess how the site is being used by students. Subscription is based on paying only for the films which students and institutions actually watch.

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  10. Exploring London’s Olympic Waterscape Streaming

    Link
    http://olympicwaterscape.blogspot.co.uk/
    Subject
    Archaeology, Geography
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This website showcases a film which was produced in 2010 by a group of students from the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. The goal of the project was to create a 20-minute film showing the changes taking place on London’s inland waterways, accompanied by photographs of historic memories of the area, how it is experienced in the present, and the future of these waterscapes in light of the 2012 Olympic games. The site features the completed film, a gallery of photographs, and a timeline.


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