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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
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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
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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.

Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin
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Elaine Tierney
, and
Charlotte Wildman

INTRODUCTION Having located a suitable body of primary evidence, perhaps sought permission to view these materials and ascertained your key research questions, your next important task is to analyse your sources. This chapter considers different techniques of analysis for your spatial research project. Scrutinising primary sources – which often involves asking pertinent questions of your materials – is central to the professional practice of historians, and yet, from the outside, this process can be

in Researching urban space and the built environment
Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin
,
Elaine Tierney
, and
Charlotte Wildman

INTRODUCTION This chapter, the first of two to consider the central role of primary sources in your research project, looks at the categories of sources most often used by historians of urban space and the built environment: buildings, archival evidence, visual representations and objects. Dividing the material in this way results in slightly artificial distinctions. A strong theme across this chapter, and the book as a whole, is the extent to which doing spatial history demands that you use a

in Researching urban space and the built environment
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
and
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