Thursday, 28 July 2011

Jubilee Time Capsule

The Royal Commonwealth Society has launched its Jubilee Time Capsule Project to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.  It aims to build a social archive about life in the Commonwealth over the last sixty years. It is now crowd-sourcing for content and hopes to receive stories from across the globe, and from a wide variety of age groups.  Archives, libraries and museums are encouraged to see if they have any material to contribute to the Time Capsule.

Contributions can include interviews, film, verse, photographs, art-work... and they hope to find a story for each of the 21,915 days in the last 60 years, from 6th February 1952 until 5th February 2012.

The best way of keeping updated on the project, and tracking its most interesting stories is via the Jubilee Time Capsule blog .

Friday, 8 July 2011

The Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge - updated film catalogue

The Centre of South Asian Studies (CSAS), University of Cambridge, has recently made available an updated version of its online film catalogue. It is now possible to research each of the 285 films as part of a cross-archival database that enables the viewer to access in greater detail the CSAS’ photographic, paper and oral history collections. This new and comprehensive online film catalogue, and the current digitization of another 80 films, is part of an on-going educational programme run by Dr Kevin Greenbank and Dr Annamaria Motrescu that uses the Centre’s visual collections in teaching about colonial India.