Cinemagazines and the projection of Britain
Grant Holder: Linda Kaye; Luis Carrasqueiro
The project will research the history and output of British cinemagazines, weekly or monthly information films produced between 1918 and 1982. It will explore the ways in which the cinemagazine was used to construct images and reinforce values of British life, particularly films for overseas distribution. The project will add details of 25,000 cinemagazine stories to the BUFVC’s existing British Universities Newsreel Database (BUND), creating a unified record of over 185,000 items. The project will also produce a Researcher’s Guide to British Cinemagazines publication.
|Project start date: 2004-03||Project end date: 2007-02|
|Record linkages||Data analysis|
|Use of existing digital data||Data capture|
|Manual input and transcription||Data capture|
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created:
Dataset/structured data, Text
Software tools used:
Source material used:
The data istaken from a wide range of sources, including National Archives files, catalogues, film trade press, catalogues, reviews and the films themselves.
Digital resource created:
The project is adding 25,000 records of cinemagazine stories to the existing British Universities Newsreel Database, together with contextualising metadata and supporting texts.
Access to digital resource:
Data Formats created:
Members of the project team have given a number of conference papers and other presentations on apects of the research, but no publications have arisen as yet. These are planned for year three of the project.
Institutions affiliated with this project:
|UK HE institutions involved:|
|The Open University|
Project staff and expertise:
|Principal staff member:||Dr Luke McKernan; Mr Murray Weston|
|Other staff:||Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)|
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Niall Luke McKernan|
|Title||Cinemagazines and the projection of Britain|
|Record updated||2011-01-25 17:33|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2222|
|Citation of record||Niall Luke McKernan: Cinemagazines and the projection of Britain.|
created: 2005-11-07, last updated 2011-01-25 17:33