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  1. Witness History Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004t1hd
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    History
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    A BBC World Service series in which people who lived through moments of history bring a personal perspective to world events. The content is organised into four categories. Episodes available now: this includes over 2,400 programmes of ten minutes each; Podcasts: here the programmes are grouped into Archives which date back to 2010; Collections, which are organised thematically and currently include Iranian History; Black History; African History; Women in History; Soviet History; World War One and Two; Scientific History, Animals Who Made History; Indian History; Cuban History and the Vietnam War; Films, which contains over 250-four-minute clips. The content is truly extraordinary. Some treasures include: South Africa’s first free elections, How organic farming started, the Jamaican Slave rebellion of 1831, The First Digitally-Animated Feature Film, Gays and Lesbians and the British Miners’ Strike, The First Heart Transplant and The First Alzheimer’s Patient.

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  2. Essex Archive Online Streaming

    Link
    https://www.essexarchivesonline.co.uk
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    History, Photography, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    This is the catalogue for the Essex Record Office, which holds not only documents, maps and photographs but also sound recordings and videos. The collections cover oral history; selected items from BBC Essex radio; selections from local hospital TV and talking newspapers; videos of local interest, including many from the East Anglian Film Archive; dialect recordings; and recordings of music performed by local musicians, including a major collection of folk music and folk dance drawn from Essex sources. The site also offers well-produced user guidelines to four registers: family, house, vehicles and electoral rolls. Official registers are excellent avenues into researching many aspects of local history and culture but their records can sometimes be difficult to understand, so the tips on how to search and how to make sense of the results are very useful. The advanced search tool can be used to narrow results to one type of material only (e.g. audiovisual). To watch the moving image and sound holdings an account needs to be created, and registration is free.

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  3. A Brief History of Mathematics Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00srz5b
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    History, Mathematics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Is mathematics the driving force behind modern science? In this BBC podcast series, Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how mathematic finds a role in the real world. For example, an astronaut and an investment analyst explain the power of calculus; in another episode, it is explained how a solution to an eighteenth century mathematical conundrum paved the way to the search engines we use in internet. Each episode lasts 15 minutes and they are available indefinitely.

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  4. 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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  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. 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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  7. 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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  8. Bowery Boys Podcast Streaming

    Link
    http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/bowery-boys-podcast
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    American Studies, History
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Two New Yorkers - Tom Meyers and Greg Young - present a series of podcasts about the history of their city, exploring hidden stories from the metropolis, often focusing on a particular person, place or event and discussing everything from sport and politics to crime and music.

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  9. History of Japan Podcast Streaming

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

    Weekly podcast about the history of Japan produced by PhD student Isaac Meyer. Meyer’s approach is comprehensive and chronological. Contextual help is provided by a timeline and glossary.

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  10. Coventry University Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Computing, Design, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics and Government, Sports Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This collection of podcasts features freely available recordings of lectures and talks from Coventry University. The podcasts are arranged according to category, which cover the full range of academic subjects, are arranged according to faculty and subject area as well as broader topics relating to the university itself.

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