Cinemagazines and the projection of Britain

Project start date: 2004-03 Project end date: 2007-02
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.
Subject domains: 
Methods usedCategory
Record linkagesData analysis
Use of existing digital dataData capture
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
Funding sources: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created: 
Dataset/structured data, Text
Software tools used: 
Filemaker Pro
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:  
Open Access
Data Formats created: 
FileMaker Pro
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)
External expertise:

Metadata on this record
Author(s) of recordNiall Luke McKernan
TitleCinemagazines and the projection of Britain
Record created2005-11-07
Record updated2011-01-25 17:33
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Citation of recordNiall Luke McKernan: Cinemagazines and the projection of Britain.
created: 2005-11-07, last updated 2011-01-25 17:33