Cinema and Television History Research Institute
The Cinema and Television History Research Institute is a centre of excellence in archival screen heritage. It specialises in evidence-based methods and oral history approaches to inform ground-breaking interdisciplinary research and Research Councils UK-funded international collaborations.
The Institute promotes research in: Women’s film and television history; British Cinema and Film Culture; Italian Cinema; Transnational Cinema; Silent Cinema; Cult Cinema; Bollywood and Independent Indian Cinema; Transmedia Adaptations; Heritage Cinema Culture and Period Television Drama; Film Ephemera and Material Culture; Audiences, Reception Studies and Memories of Cinema-going; Film Fandom, Fanworks and Social Media; Film exhibition and Cinema History; Film Festivals; Documentary theory and practice; Screen performance and star studies; 1960s and the counterculture.
The Institute is home to the cross-faculty Centre for Adaptations (with English Literature), and houses a growing number of unique collections including the Hammer Script Archive, the Cinema Museum’s Indian Cinemas Archive, the Sir Norman Wisdom Collection and the Peter Whitehead Archive.
The Institute hosts the annual UK Asian Film Festival, the British Film Institute British Silent Film Festival and the post-graduate conference CATHICon. Researchers also promote practice-based research via the DocHub@DMU.
In Research Excellent Framework 2014 the Institute came first in its panel in terms of ‘world-leading’ (4*) research outputs: almost half received this rating. 100% of its Impact and 90% of its Environment was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
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