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Featured Articles

Pararchive: Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive

This new project aims to co-produce a new open ‘access’ digital resource that facilitates engagement with, and use of, public archival material online.

The Listening Experience

The Royal College of Music and The Open University have created the Listening Experience Database (LED), an ambitious three-year project, funded by the AHRC, to document the impact of music on people’s lives. Simon Brown, puts his ear to the ground.

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Recent Reviews

  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous

    We review Christopher Frayling’s look at the representations of boffins on film.

  • Battle of the Somme

    Dr Nicholas Hiley reviews a now hard-to-find DVD presentation of a classic First World War documentary.

  • Screening Twilight

    Rebecca Williams reviews a new collection on the Twilight phenomenon.

  • Film and History

    Dr Keith M. Johnston eviews a comprehensive overview of film history as both discipline and subject matter.

  • The Woman Who Married Clark Gable

    Dr Barry Monahan reviews a sudy of Sean O’Faolain’s classic story that includes a DVD of Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s film adaptation.

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