24 January 2003, Birkbeck, University of London and
25 January 2003, National Film Theatre, London

The AHRB Centre for British Film & Television Studies organised two events for UK-based research students in late January in London.

Postgraduate Research Training Day
Birkbeck, University of London, 12-4pm, Friday 24 January 2003

This training day was designed for research students (MPhil/PhD) with an interest in either film and television studies or an aspect of the relationship between the moving image and other subjects. It provided an opportunity for students to present their projects, meet academics attached to the Centre and contribute to a discussion on research methods and tools. During the day the Centre's various strands of activity were outlined (archives, the British avant-garde, television in the 1960s, early cinema and pre-cinema, television in the regions, film and television policy), with particular emphasis placed on the use of archives in research.

The day was chaired by the Centre's Principal Associate Director, Professor Sylvia Harvey of Sheffield Hallam University.

Also contributing:

The World in 1900 study day

A BFI/AHRB Centre for British Film & Television Studies Special Event
National Film Theatre, London, 11-5pm, Saturday 25 January 2003

The World in 1900 is a journey around the world with films made between 1894 and 1900. It features work by many of the greatest film pioneers (Lumière, Méliès, Paul, Dickson, Smith, Williamson) and provides a unique introduction to the beginnings of the moving image and its representation of the world at the end of the Victorian era. The show was presented by Frank Gray and Luke McKernan with music by Neil Brand. This special screening was accompanied by a study day on pre-cinema, early cinema and the use of archive material, designed for postgraduate students but open to all with an interest in this subject. The day focused on the use of sources and archives and address such issues as historiography, film exhibition in the pre-cinema period and the representations of class, race, empire and travel in the late Victorian world.

The day consisted of individual sessions on:



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