Thanks to the genorosity of the estate of Bill Douglas we have been able to offer a number of research stipends to researchers and scholars from all over the world in 2017 and 2018. The maximum award for UK researchers is £500 and for overseas visitors £1500.
Stipend holders receive funding to come and visit the museum in Exeter and research our collections. This will contribute to their books, articles, films or artworks, which will be informed by our holdings. 14 researchers were awarded stipends to visit in 2017 and a further 9 in 2018, looking at a range of artefacts on areas of study well served by our colections. They are asked to submit a blog on their work here for our website.
Awards in 2017 were to:
Dr Jennifer Barnes, Lecturer in Film University of Dundee
Blog on Taylor and Burton as a Shakespearean Couple
PhD student in Musicology, University of Giessen, Germany.
Blog Music in early cinema exhibition in Britain
Dr Victoria Byard, lecturer in Television, Falmouth University
Peter Cotes and early British Television Drama
Dr Rudmer Canjels
Independent Cinema researcher, The Netherlands
Blog Cigarette Cards and cinema in Britain
Dr Maria Corrigan
Assistant Professor in Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College, USA
Blog Charlie Chaplin as a national and global figure
Dr Tiago de Luca
Lecturer in Film, University of Warwick
Blog Images of the World in Pre-cinema and Early Cinema
Dr Victoria Duckett, Lecturer in Screen (Film and Media) Deakin University, Australia.
Blog Sarah Bernhardt and 19th Century Stage Actresses in Early Cinema
Cara Fraser, PhD student, University of Dundee
Blog Bill Douglas and Bertholt Brecht
Dr Emily Hayes, Honorary Research Associate, Oxford Brookes University
Blog Glimpses of Other Worlds: Victorian geographical and travel magic lantern shows and city guides
Dr Nick Jones, Lecturer in Film, University of York
Blog Steroscopes and new ways of seeing
Andy Kimpton-Nye, Filmmaker
White working-class youth in British 1970s Cinema: The Bill Douglas, Don Boyd and Gavrik Losey Collections
Blog 'Alienation and Ambition White Working-Class Youth in '70s British Cinema
Prof. Julian McDougall, Professor in Media practice, Bournemouth University
'Comrades' and the Tolpuddle Martyrs story represented in the 'third space'.
Blog 'Comrades and Curators'
Artist and PhD Student, University of the West of England
Using 19th century devices to inspire a new projection device
Dr Henry K Miller
Film Journalist and Supervisor at the University of Cambridge
Early Art Film exhibition in Britain
Blog In search of the Early Film Art Movement
The stipends awarded in 2018 were to:
Associate Professor Digital Design and Art, Winchester School of Art
Toys and visual media
Assistant Professor, Film Studies University of Palacky, Czech Republic
David O. Selznick and his contract stars
Animator and Professor, University of Creative Arts, Farnham
Expanded Animation in Pre-Cinema
PhD candidate, University of Bristol
Promoting Britain in the Jmaes Bond and Harry Potter franchises
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, Brunel University
Blog Gavrik Losey and Don Boyd's work at EMI Films
Head Of Interactive Media, University of York
Blog Virtual Reality and Pre-Cinema
Rethinking pre and early cinema colonial material on India
Independent Scholar and Writer
Blog Paul Rotha - 'Filmland's Forgotten Man'
Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Television History, De Montfort University
Blog Homes of the Hollywood stars