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  1. The Exploratorium Streaming

    Link
    https://www.exploratorium.edu
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, History, Mathematics, Nature, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    A public learning laboratory, The Exploratorium, is devoted to just that: exploring the world through science, art and human perception. Their mission is ‘to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide’ and perhaps more importantly their vision is ‘a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them’. The museum makes available a vast range of, video programmes, organised by subjects, including: Arts (532 videos), Astronomy and Space (220), Biology (331), Chemistry (97), History (35), Mathematics (19), Nature of Science (13), Perception (55), Physics (215), and Social Science (575). There is also a Websites section with over 35, 000 pages of content, which can be explored by subject too.

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  2. Disable Britain on Film Streaming

    Link
    https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/disabled-britain-on-film
    Subject
    Film Studies, History, Media Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    A free collection of over 170 films on BFI Player exploring the representation of disabled people in film over the last century from across the UK. Highlights include: Artificial Limbs (1916), Zero Hour (1928), Y Gwr O Gwr Yr Aran (1978), Ian Dury (1983), Hands Solo (2009), Trapped Rhythms (2016) and The Maske (2017). The collection has been grouped into five themes: Care or Cure?, Body Politic, Fundraising and Charity, Up Close and Personal, and Nothing About Us Without Us.

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  3. Historical Figures Streaming

    Link
    https://www.parcast.com/history/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    History
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Entertaining podcast which aims to bring history to life by telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. Remarkable lives covered so far include, among others, Albert Einstein, Marco Polo, Leonardo Davinci, Karl Marx, Marie Curie, Copernicus, Adam Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Galileo, Thomas Edison, Frida Khalo, Robin Williams and Gregor Mendel. New episodes are added every other Wednesday, with each typically lasting between 45 and 60 minutes.

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  4. Working Class History Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://workingclasshistory.com/category/podcast/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, History, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Who makes History? This resource, launched in 2014, is dedicated to recording and popularising people’s history, that is, the history of ‘everyday women, men, people of colour, migrants, indigenous people, LGTB people, disabled people, workers, the unemployed, housewives and single mothers, as opposed to the history of rich and powerful individuals, kings, queens and politicians’. The collection of podcasts presented here tell the stories of past struggles which still resonate today. Each episode has a ‘Footnotes’ section, which offers links to relevant resources including short videos, articles written at the time, and websites. Events covered so far are: the Grunwick strike of East African and Asian women workers in London 1976-8; The Angry Brigade, Britain’s first urban guerrilla group; Anti-Nazi youth movements in World War II; Workmates: organising with agency workers on London Underground; Industrial Workers of the World in the US, 1905-1918 and 1918-1950s; The West Virginia mine Wars, 1902-1922; The Vietnam War strike wave; Spanish Civil War; The League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit; Women in the Miners strike; Peterloo massacre with Mike Leigh; Women in the early IWW (Industrial Workers of the World Union).

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  5. Poetry of the Lancashire Cotton Famine (1861-5) Streaming

    Link
    http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk/database/index.html
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    History, Literature
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums

    This is a unique database of poems written in response to the Lancashire Cotton Famine of 1861-65. Many of the poems are by the mill workers most affected by the famine and are written in the Lancashire dialect. The poems, published by the local newspapers of that time, are presented here with a commentary, audio recitations and musical performances which draw directly from them. This is an ongoing project of special interest for literary scholars and historians. There are some 100 poems collated so far, of which some are of a high quality, according to Dr Simon Rennie. For example, a Work, Lads, and Think by wool sorter Williffe Cunliam. The database can be searched by date, publisher and place of publication.

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  6. India Unboxed Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoEBu2Q8ia_Plr7aQ7Twml69cRSfKI_3S
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Astronomy, Botany, Ethnology, Geology, History
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    Among the many millions of objects held across Cambridge University’s eight museums, Botanic Garden, Centre for South Asian Studies, and University Library, are a huge number of wonders related to the world’s largest democracy: India.
    India Unboxed is a collection of eight short films telling the stories behind some of these objects. The videos, which are available via Cambridge University’s Youtube Channel, were created as part of a year-long celebration across the University and city of Cambridge to mark the UK–India Year of Culture 2017.

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  7. 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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  8. Oxford University Press: Audio Resources Streaming

    Link
    https://soundcloud.com/oupacademic
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    History, Law, Literature, Music
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A selection of audio resources from the Oxford University Press. Music, literature, history and the law are well represented. Editors of the Oxford World’s Classic Series offer useful insights - ‘audio guides’ - into the works of their authors. The selections include Jane Austen’s teenage writings, ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ by Henry James, Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’, Henry Mayhew’s ‘London Labour and the London Poor’ and many others.

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  9. Rationally Speaking Streaming

    Link
    http://rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    History, Politics and Government, Psychology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Bi-weekly podcast produced by a group called The New York City Skeptics, covering aspects of critical thinking, philosophy, science and ethics, with forays into history, politics and psychology. The podcast features guests from a wide range of academic disciplines. The podcasts are free and are accompanied by full transcripts.

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  10. Revisionist History Streaming

    Link
    http://revisionisthistory.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Education, History
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Podcast in ten episodes presented by Malcolm Gladwell, who, in each programmes, revisits an idea, person or event from history, that has been overlooked, forgotten, or misunderstood. Amongst the subjects explored by Gladwell are the inequalities of the American higher education system, an undercover research project undertaken by the Pentagon in Vietnam and Elizabeth Thompson Butler, a 19th century painter.

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