New Publication: British Film Culture in the 1970s: The Boundaries of Pleasure

We are pleased to draw your attention to Sue Harper and Justin Smith’s forthcoming publication which is the final outcome of an AHRC-funded project at Portsmouth, ‘1970s British cinema, film and video: mainstream and counter-culture’ (2006-2009).

Further details: Harper&Smith_Single_2011 (pdf: right-click ‘save as’ or simply double-click to view).

The 2013 Michael Nelson Prize

The IAMHIST-MICHAEL NELSON PRIZE FOR A WORK IN MEDIA AND HISTORY is a biennial prize awarded for the book, radio or television program or series, film, DVD, CD-ROM, or URL making the best contribution on the subject of media and history, which has been published or shown in the preceding two years.

The prize is dedicated to Michael Nelson, whose passion for media and journalism inspired IAMHIST throughout the years.  For more information on Michael Nelson, please consult: www.michaelnelsonbooks.com

Beginning with the upcoming 2013 prize, two awards will be made.  The first, a prize of $1000, will be for the best contribution by a book; the second, a prize of $500 will be for the best contribution by a (multi) media contribution.  Newly instituted this year, this second prize will consider media such as films, CD-ROMs, and URLs separately from print media, in the hope of encouraging the submission of scholarly work in non-print media.  The winners will be announced on the website shortly. Continue reading

Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas

Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas
The Culture of Movie-going after Stalin

Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas


Sudha Rajagopalan

Indian films and film stars were immensely popular with Soviet audiences from the mid-1950s through the end of the Soviet period. In this fascinating glimpse inside Cold War-era popular culture, Sudha Rajagopalan explores the consumption of Indian cinema in the USSR as a zone of negotiation and interaction between institutional actors, cultural mediators and movie audiences. Continue reading

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