British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

About the Consortium

The primary sources section brings together a selection of articles which not only chart the origins and development of the IUHFC but reveal discussions around the practical issues of how to use film in teaching specific topics and the process of archiving film at the time. These texts are all from the journal University Vision which was published by the British Universities Film Council from 1968 to 1975. The whole of the first edition, sub-titled Film and the Historian and edited by Dr Paul Smith is available.

The secondary sources section looks at the history and significance of the organisation through articles by Dr Peter Bell, Executive Secretary of IUHFC, and Professor James Chapman. We hope to keep adding material here which will help to deliver different perspectives on the IUHFC and its legacy, from those that were part of it and those discovering it for the first time.

Primary Sources

Consult documents that provide valuable context to the formation of the consortium in 1968 and the work of the film and history movement in the early 1970s.

Secondary Sources

Read short histories of the Consortium by Dr Peter Bell, Executive Secretary of IUHFC, and James Chapman, Professor of Film at the University of Leicester.