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  1. Institute of Latin American Studies: Videos and Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/videos-and-podcasts
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Economics, Ethnology, History, Literature, Politics and Government, Religious Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Series of podcasts from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Featuring speakers from Latin and South American universities as well as European institutions, the podcasts cover a wide range of subjects including decolonisation, Latin American fiction in UK libraries, mining in the Andes, the legacy of Hugo Chavez, religious practices in the Caribbean, to name but a few.

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  2. Intercultural Film Database Streaming

    Link
    https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Ethnology, Film Studies, Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases

    This database is the result of a project at the University of Hildesheim, Germany to study how interaction between people from different cultures has been portrayed in film and television. The website consists of a list of around 150 films, with brief synopsis and credits and then a selection of scenes which have been analysed according to a prescribed list of criteria, such as ‘affectivity’, ‘formality’ and ‘proxemics (space and distance orientation)'. One of the programmes analysed according to these criteria is the British television sitcom ''Allo ‘Allo!' which looks at the depiction and interaction of German, French and English stereotypes.

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  3. Film Interviews with Leading Thinkers Streaming

    Link
    http://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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  4. Documentary Educational Resources Streaming

    Link
    http://www.der.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Art, Education, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Media Studies, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Festivals, Funding, Streaming/Download

    DER is a US-based distributor of documentaries whose mission is to promote thought-provoking documentary film and media for learning about the people and cultures of the world. The films can be searched by title, geographical area, or subject. The subject headings are helpfully specific such as Aging, Conflict Resolution, Immigration, Language and Communication. The collection is particularly strong in ethnographic film. Each entry carries a full synopsis, a list of related films where relevant and awards won. A streaming licence service is offered and there are links to film festivals. The company offers sponsorship to filmmakers whose work supports its aims.

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  5. New York Public Library, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division Streaming

    Link
    https://www.nypl.org/about/divisions/moving-image-and-recorded-sound-division
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Ethnology, Music, Politics and Government, Religious Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums

    The Moving Image and Recorded Sound (MIRS) Division documents the experiences of peoples of African descent, as they have been captured via audiovisual technology. The collections encompass a variety of formats including motion picture film (released prints and outtakes), video recordings, and music, and spoken arts recordings in several formats. Included in the broad range of audiovisual materials are documentary and dramatic films, principally focusing upon international political, anthropological, religious, and cultural arts themes. A unique collection of public affairs television programmes documents the local concerns of African Americans in communities across the United States. Public service announcements and commercial advertisements are also strongly represented.

    Since 1980 the MIRS has conducted oral history interviews through its Oral History/Video Documentation Programme. These primary source video testimonies are part of one of the nation’s longest-running video oral history programme.

    The collections are held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Researchers from abroad may access the collection on site having obtained a temporary library card. Increasingly, the Center’s audio-visual holdings are being cataloged in The New York Public Library’s online public access catalogue.

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  6. Smithsonian Center for Folklore and Culture Streaming

    Link
    http://www.folklife.si.edu/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Dance, Ethnology, Music
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is a research and educational unit of the Smithsonian Institution promoting the understanding and continuity of diverse, contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and around the world. The somewhat cluttered site, and so not the easiest to navigate, hosts four podcasts and over 200 streamed videos including the music of Lead Belly, Pete Seeger and many bluegrass and jazz musicians. Several hundred sound recordings are available on the Smithsonian Folkways pages with excellent contextual and biographical information.

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  7. LSE Video and Audio Channels Streaming

    Link
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/Home.aspx
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Business Studies, Economics, Education, Ethnology, Geography, History, Politics and Government, Psychology, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The London School of Economics offers a broad selection of over thirty podcasts and videos from its departments and schools. This page presents the resources in a clearly laid out manner, making it easy to see at a glance what is on offer, with brief, informative summaries of each podcast and a clear design. There are too many resources to mention them all here, but selected highlights include: VoxEUROPP, Current Affairs in Mandarin, Institute of Public Affairs and Democratic Audio. There are also links to other outlets which syndicate the content, including iTunesU, YouTube, Webfeeds, mixcloud and Soundcloud. All the resources are freely available.

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  8. Cornish Story: Cornwall’s Living Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://www.cornishstory.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Agriculture, Crafts, Ethnology, Geography, History
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    This site is an initiative of the Cornish Audiovisual Archive (CAVA), which seeks to use oral history, music, photography and film to interpret the story of Cornwall, past and present. CAVA is a collection of recordings related to Cornwall, covering agriculture, brass bands, geographical communities, identity, kinship, mining, politics and religion.

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  9. Reel to Real: Sound at the Pitt Rivers Museum Streaming

    Link
    http://web.prm.ox.ac.uk/reel2real/index.php/resources.html
    Subject
    Archaeology, Ethnology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Blogs, Streaming/Download

    This website is one of the outcomes of a project which set out to make available to the widest possible audience the sound collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University’s Museum of Anthropology and World Archaeology. The project, which ran from 2012 - 2013 has catalogued, digitised, and made available online a broad selection of the main ethnographic (field) sound collections held by the Museum. These include selections from the Edward Evans-Pritchard collection of recordings from made in Zandeland in South Sudan between 1928 and 1930, and recordings of the Bayaka tribe in the Central African Republic, made by pioneering ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno. In addition to the recordings themselves (which are hosted on SoundCloud), a useful array of contextual resources is available, including video interviews with a number of leading ethnomusicologists, sound curators, audio engineers, and other related experts, as well as talks from workshops which took place during the project programme, and stills and video clips made by Louis Sarno in the Central African Republic.

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  10. GEOSET Streaming

    Link
    http://www.geoset.info/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering, Ethnology, General Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    GEOSET (Global Educational Outreach for Science, Engineering and Technology) is a freely accessible, searchable internet gateway to a selection of SET and related educational materials. Most of the videos take the form of ‘concept modules’ - rather than whole lectures or courses - focused on specific topics, in the form of split-screen presentations, in which the video of the presenter is in one window and the educational material synchronised and presented in a second window. GEOSET also links to other major sources of educational material such as at the Vega archive site and the Royal Society. Users can filter by age suitability, type of video, and subject.

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