Centre, created in October 2000 with five years funding from the
Arts and Humanities Research Board,
aims to enhance and extend the recent growth in high level academic
research on British Film and Television. The Centre is a partnership
between Birkbeck College, University
of London; University of Brighton
- South East Film and Video Archive; British
Film Institute; Central
St Martins School of Art; University
of Exeter - Bill
Douglas Centre; Royal College
of Art; Sheffield Hallam University
and University of Ulster.
Centre will support the development of innovative research processes
and encourage their application to:
and neglected material held in a variety of film, television and
and historical investigation of the British film and television
industry's relation to government policy.
Centre has concentrated its funding on financing Junior and Senior
Research Fellows over the five-year period of the award. Although
some Senior fellowships have already been allocated, the Centre
will be announcing the new posts, with relevant details, on this
website as they are advertised. The fellows will work on the Centre’s
research projects and be located in one of its partner institutions.
of new areas of knowledge through academic access to archival
scholars from other disciplines and creative arts practitioners
to film and television archive material and promote of interdisciplinary
an authoritative contribution to the formation of public policy
in Britain and Europe in the areas of film and broadcast media.
more information on the background of the Centre, and how it was
formed from the merger of two initial bids to the AHRB, see Laura
Mulvey's article on the Centre's inception in the BUFVC's VIEWfinder