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  1. The London Metropolitan Archives: Online Film Collection Streaming

    Link
    https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/search-results?key=WnsiUCI6eyJjb2xsZWN0aW9uIjoiRmlsbSBDb2xsZWN0aW9uIn19&WINID=1569504061134
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, History
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    The LMA is a public research centre that specialises in the history of London. The film collection explores different aspects of London life including its architecture, people, open spaces, events and even civic administration. The films showcase events such as the Lord Mayor’s Show, people such as Charles Dickens and Florence Nightingale, and engineering feats such as the Barbican and Hammersmith Flyover. The earliest films in the online collection date back to 1929; the latest to 1984.

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  2. Ray Harryhausen Podcast Streaming

    Link
    https://soundcloud.com/rayharryhausenfoundation
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    A celebration of the work, legacy and influence of legendary visual effects creator and filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013). The podcast, now on its 28th episode, is part of The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, which Harryhausen set up in 1986 to ensure his body of work was preserved as a coherent collection, with educational rather than simply entertainment value. The first episode includes interview clips with Harryhausen himself; other episodes are devoted to specific films such as One Million Years BC (1966), Clash of the Titans (1981), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957).

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  3. Take Me to Your Reader Podcast Streaming

    Link
    http://pavementpodcast.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    An entertaining look at old and newer science fiction films, which are based on written works. Discussions focus on the source material as much as on the actual films themselves. The website includes a very useful section- Podcast Queue- which lists the books and films being considered for an episode as well as titles already dealt with. There is also an Archive organised chronologically by year, and links to related resources. Recent episodes include Netflix’s Love, Death and Robots (2019), The Wandering Earth (2019), The Seventh Victim (1943) and Millennium (1989).

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  4. The Video Essay Podcast Streaming

    Link
    https://thevideoessay.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Hosted by Will DiGravio, a video essay maker and critic, this podcast features conversations with leading critics, filmmakers, scholars, and other creators about the impact of video essays on moving image and media studies. There are four episodes so far, with guests Catherine Grant, Philip BruBaker, Grace Lee and Jacob Swinney; each podcast includes links to some of their video essays.

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  5. Migration Museum Streaming

    Link
    https://www.migrationmuseum.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Education, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    Launched in 2017, the Migration Museum Project is devoted to shining a light on the many ways that the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has shaped who we are –as individuals, as communities and as a nation. The website offers a Resource Bank section with advice and ideas for teachers on how to explore the subjects of migration, immigration, emigration, multiculturalism and cultural diversity in the classroom. The site also showcases a small collection of videos and audio material, including poets Musa Okwonga and Hollie McNish performing their poems Migrant Manifesto, and Mathematics respectively.

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  6. The Projection Project Streaming

    Link
    https://projectionproject.warwick.ac.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    The outcome of a research project led by the University of Warwick, this site investigates the history of cinematic projection, the role and image of the cinema projectionist, and the contemporary expansion of projected images and events outside the cinema. It uses a mixture of methods, including oral history, archive research, interviews, textual analysis, photographs and short films to document and explore film projection and the digital transformations of the twenty-first century. The site is organised into four main categories: Virtual Projection Box, which enables the interactive exploration of a projection room; Changing Technology-Changing Work, a tour showing the ways in which technological developments have changed the projectionist’s job; Exploring the Box, which highlights the key features of a 1910s projection room; Women in the Box, about the work of women projectionists across the history of cinema. Highlights include: a film demonstrating the flammability of different types of film stock; an audio clip about adapting to digital projection technologies, and a short news item depicting a ‘projectionette’ showing films for a wartime audience.

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  7. Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the Women’s Liberation Movement Streaming

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    https://www.bl.uk/sisterhood
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Politics and Government, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Databases, Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    What is a feminist? This site presents an extensive response to that question in the form of a well-curated oral history archive of the lives of British feminists. The fruit of a Leverhulme funded research initiative, the project’s researchers interviewed 60 feminists who were active in the Women’s Liberation movement in the UK in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

    The site features interviews with women arranged around a number of themes, including Activism, Equality and Work, Education, Politics and Legislation, Race, Place and Nation, Sex, Love and Friendship, Bodies, minds and spirits, Family and Children, Changing Cultures and the Arts and Who we Were and Who we Are. The audio clips on this site have been extracted from longer interviews which are available in their entirety at the British Library.

    Other resources on the site include Biographies page with profiles of prominent members of the British feminist movement, including academics, writers and broadcasters such as Beatrix Campbell, Sheila Rowbotham and Jenni Murray. An interactive Timeline begins in 1961 and charts the significant social and political events (and legislation) of the times alongside landmark episodes in the women’s movement. The material on this site is a fraction of what was recorded for the project: much more is available at the British Library.

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  8. 100 Voices that Made the BBC Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.com/historyofthebbc/100-voices
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    Part of Connected Histories of the BBC, 100 Voices reveals the inside story of the BBC and its relationship with the wider world since its inception in 1922. The project, led by the University of Sussex, aims to make accessible the vast collection of interviews the BBC has conducted over the years with its own staff: from senior managers to popular on-screen personalities, pioneering editors of political programmes and influential producers. Material available so far has been curated into several themes including Pioneering Women, People, Nation, Empire, Radio Reinvented, The Birth of TV, Elections and BBC Memories.

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  9. Digital Himalaya Streaming

    Link
    http://www.digitalhimalaya.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A digital archive designed by Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region. Resources include a small collection of films, songs and audio recordings, which keep expanding. There is also the Naga Videodisc, a resource about the Naga ethnic groups living in the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh districts of India and parts of Burma. This includes includes links to over 230 film clips.

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  10. Institute of Arts and Ideas Streaming

    Link
    https://iai.tv/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Founded in 2008, the IAI’s aims- in their own words- ‘to rescue philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and returning it to big ideas… Not in aid of a more refined cultural life, but as an urgent call to rethink where we are’. The website offers a wealth of resources including: The Philosophy for Our Times Podcast, a weekly programme tackling current ideas, and IAI Player which contains over a 1000 video debates and talks. Latest additions include: Corruption and Climate Change, The Fascination with Evil, The Limits of Logic, Return to Radical Feminism and Duchamp’s Deception. There is also IAI Education, which provides online courses aimed at pre-university students who have an interest in critical thinking.

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