Centre's initial research plan addresses two main issues.
The first is primarily historical and focuses on archival
collections. If our research is going to open out new areas
of scholarship, the use of collections is a key consideration.
For archives, at this present moment, the issue of academic,
and other, access is also of the essence. The Centre intends
to foster a two-way traffic between the communities, especially
looking for innovative and unexpected uses for forgotten or
neglected archival material. The second issue that the Centre
will address is primarily contemporary and focuses on government
policy and the cultural and economic priorities embodied in
forthcoming communications legislation.
Industrialisation of Culture: Pre and Early British Cinema
Service, Independence and Innovation in Film and Television
of Film and Television History: the Indigenous and the Exportable,
the National and the Regional