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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Sam the Wheels: Local Brixton Films 1960 - 2008 Streaming

    Link
    http://www.samthewheels.co.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    History, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Blogs, Streaming/Download

    Clovis Salmon - aka Sam the Wheels - is a first generation Jamaican migrant who arrived in the UK in the 1950s. Between the 1960s and the 1980s Salmon filmed the everyday life of the Caribbean community in Brixton, making him one of the first black documentary filmmakers in Britain. This site is a participatory arts project featuring digitised footage from Salmon’s personal archives as well as numerous video interviews with Brixtonians, including gay rights activists, anarchist squatters, rectors, artists, Rastafarians and dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson. The site appears not to have been maintained for some time but most of the videos are still playing out.

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  4. Hay Player Streaming

    Link
    https://www.hayfestival.com/archive/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    History, Literature, Social Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Festivals, Streaming/Download

    Online archive featuring audio recordings of talks, interviews and readings from the Hay Festival, going back as far as 1995. Much of the content is free, although some is behind a paywall. The site also features content from Hay’s international sister festivals in Beirut, Segovia, Nairobi, Arequipa, Dhaka and Cartagena, among others.

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  5. Hannah Arendt Collection Streaming

    Link
    http://blogs.bard.edu/arendtcollection/
    Subject
    History, Politics and Government
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Databases, Streaming/Download

    The Hannah Arendt Collection is a website featuring a selection of digitised materials from the collection held by the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College. The site features a small number of audio clips including Arendt speaking on power and violence and then answering questions about the subject.

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  6. 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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  7. Academic Video Online: Premium Streaming

    Link
    http://search.alexanderstreet.com/avon
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Architecture, Art, Business Studies, Design, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History, Literature, Media Studies, Medicine, Music, Politics and Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Social Welfare, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Streaming/Download

    Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 50,000 video titles spanning all academic subject areas including anthropology, business, counselling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 12,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street. From Jan 1 2016, it includes the new “AVON-to-Own” feature, where subscribing libraries receive perpetual rights to videos they select at the end of each annual term commensurate with the amount of the subscription, using an entire year of usage data to support selections. Subscribing libraries also receive Alexander Street’s Media Hosting Service at no charge.

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  8. The Battle of Cable Street: 80 Years On Streaming

    Link
    http://www.cablestreet.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    History, Politics and Government, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This multimedia website commemorates the eightieth anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, when members of the Jewish community and their supporters prevented Oswald Mosley’s fascists from marching in the East End of London. Featuring photographs, posters, newsreel clips, video interviews with people who were there and audio clips of contemporary speeches, the resource documents the day itself as well as its legacy.

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  9. Ephemeral Films Project: National Socialism in Austria Streaming

    Link
    http://efilms.ushmm.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, History
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Databases, Streaming/Download

    This site gives a fascinating glimpse into life in Austria in 1938, seen from the perspective of fifty ‘ephemeral’ films selected from the collections of the Austrian Film Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute. These films - amateur, educational, industrial, scientific - act as a corrective to the official film record (mainly Nazi propaganda films) and give an insight into daily life in prewar Austria, depicting the vibrant Jewish community, the turmoil of the Anschluss and the persecution of the Jews which followed the Nazis’ takeover.

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  10. 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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