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Sian Barber

• 8 • Using sources The previous chapter has identified the range of sources which can be useful for the study of film. This chapter will offer suggestions on how best to use these sources. As with any research, the way in which you use the material you find will depend a great deal on your topic and research question. For example, if you are keen to explore the aesthetic qualities of film in different periods, you may not give much attention to film funding. However, if you are exploring the development of an indigenous national film industry or considering why

in Using film as a source
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Leonie Hannan
Sarah Longair

Objects surround us at all times. You may decide to study material that is not housed in object-based institutions, such as personal objects acquired through friends or family. In these cases you will already know of the object’s existence and where to find it. However, for many researchers with an interest in history, objects of study will be found within a cultural institution such as a museum, gallery or heritage site. Even if your primary sources lie elsewhere, it may be helpful to use museums and heritage sites to locate comparable examples of the

in History through material culture

This study guide is intended to provide a starting point for those seeking to use film as a source. It is aimed at those who want to use film and moving image as the basis for research and offers advice on research methods, theory and methodology, archival work and film-based analysis. Everything included here is also intended to be good practice, whether it be conducting an interview, visiting an archive, undertaking textual analysis or defining a research question. It draws on the disciplines of film and history to offer advice for students and researchers in these fields.

Jan Broadway

Chapter 4 . Sources for local history I t is a characteristic of early local historians that they were not willing to sacrifice substance in favour of style. They preferred to overburden their readers with evidence rather than to omit sources from their works. Habington justified transcribing four deeds into his account of one Worcestershire manor on the grounds that they were short and ‘cannot bee tedyous to any but suche whose tast cannot relyshe nor stomacke digest antiquityes’. Similarly, Lambarde included the Saxon will of Byrhtric of Mepham, ‘though

in ‘No historie so meete’
Andrew Rabin

III SOURCES AND ANALOGUES This homily survives in three manuscripts: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 201, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Junius 121, and London, British Library, Cotton Nero A.i. Pons-Sanz, dates the text to Wulfstan’s London episcopacy on linguistic grounds, yet both Bethurum and Wormald view it as a more mature composition, possibly produced in the years

in The political writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York
John Beckett

X The sources revolution One of the key problems for local historians in the past was access to the sources. Dugdale, Thoroton, and other county historians succeeded because their social standing among the county gentry enabled them to spend long hours in their neighbours’ muniment rooms. Various classes of public records were available for consultation, but as we saw in chapter V these were widely scattered, and would-be researchers required plentiful resources of both time and money. The desire to improve access to research materials was one of the reasons that

in Writing local history
Clare Wilkinson
Emma Weitkamp

This chapter explores opportunities for publics to participate in the research process (as researchers rather than as the subjects of research or in the governance of research). The chapter examines the growing field of what is sometimes described as citizen science, but also called crowd-sourced research, amongst other terms. Because the terms citizen science and DIY science have become current, they are used here, but the approaches should not be seen as exclusive to the natural sciences (see, for example, Dufau et al. , 2011 and Dunn and Hedges

in Creative research communication
Tom Woodin

12 Working-class writing and publishing in the late twentieth century 1  Sources of radicalism In the 1970s, the idea of working-class writing flared up in the collective imagination. Local areas became sources of creativity that connected to a much wider movement. The local was conceived as both a geographical and a political space that was ripe with democratic potential. Writing and publishing workshops were part of a more general set of social movements, intellectual trends and traditions. They had roots in debates on education, culture, class and the

in Working-class writing and publishing in the late twentieth century
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Andy Birtwistle

, providing a sonic forewarning of imminent aerial attack that would allow the relevant authorities to take appropriate defensive action. At the heart of this technology, a forerunner of radar, lay a notion about the relationship between sound and its source that ultimately turned out to be the technology’s failure. The value of these ‘listening ears’, as they are sometimes referred to locally, was founded upon the belief that one

in Cinesonica
Math Noortmann
Luke D. Graham

21 The sources of international law Rules of international law are found in the sources of public international law. These are listed in the first instance in Article 38 of the Statute of the ICJ and cover: international treaties; international custom, as evidence of a general practice accepted as law

in The basics of international law