Research Profile

Ciara Nicole Chambers

Biography

Dr Ciara Chambers is author of Ireland in the Newsreels (Irish Academic Press, 2012) and has contributed chapters on newsreels and amateur film to various journals and edited collections. She is a member of the International Association for Media and History's council and the Irish Screen Studies board and is associate editor for the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. She has worked on a range of archival projects and digitization initiatives with the Irish Film Archive, Northern Ireland Screen, Belfast Exposed Photography, UTV, BBC, and the British Universities Film and Video Council. She was scriptwriter and associate producer on Ireland in the Newsreels, a six-part television series broadcast on TG4 in 2017  www.irelandinthenewsreels.com

Research Interests

Newsreels; Amateur Film; Film History; Archives; Archival Appropriation; Use of Moving Images in Education.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Éire na Nuachtscannán (Ireland in the Newsreels)Broadcasting Authority of Ireland01-SEP-1526-OCT-17€189,000.00
Living with a PhDBroadcasting Authority of Ireland02-APR-1801-DEC-18€2,000.00
Programmes & Interstitial Material, 1972–1983Broadcasting Authority of Ireland02-SEP-1401-DEC-16€47,297.00
Mercedes: Spirit of a New AgeOther: Not Listed01-SEP-1201-SEP-14€3,875.00
Life after the PhDOther: Not Listed07-MAY-1508-MAY-15€646.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Ireland in the Newsreels.
Ciara Chambers (2012) Ireland in the Newsreels. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.   [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Researching Newsreels: Local, National and Transnational Case Studies
Ciara Chambers, Mats Jönsson, Roel Vande Winkel (Ed.). (2018) Researching Newsreels: Local, National and Transnational Case Studies New York: Palgrave Macmillan.   [Details]

Film or Broadcasts

 YearPublication
(2018)RTÉ Six One and Nine News.
Ciara Chambers (2018) RTÉ Six One and Nine News. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(2018)Restored newsreel footage shows Ireland's fight for independence.
Andrew Roberts (2018) Restored newsreel footage shows Ireland's fight for independence. Film or Broadcasts   [Details]
(2018)The Arts Show.
Ciara Chambers (2018) The Arts Show. Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(2017)Éire na Nuachtscannán (Ireland in the Newsreels).
Mac Dara Ó'Curraidhín and Ciara Chambers (2017) Éire na Nuachtscannán (Ireland in the Newsreels). Film or Broadcasts   [Details]
(2014)Interview, UTV Live.
Ciara Chambers (2014) Interview, UTV Live. Belfast: Film or Broadcasts [Details]
(2016)Mercedes: Spirit of a New Age.
Clare Delargy (2016) Mercedes: Spirit of a New Age. Film or Broadcasts [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'The Irish Question: Newsreels and National Identity'
Ciara Chambers (2018) 'The Irish Question: Newsreels and National Identity' In: Ciara Chambers, Mats Jönsson, Roel Vande Winkel (eds). Researching Newsreels: Local, National and Transnational Case Studies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Researching Newsreels Local, National and Transnational Case Studies Introduction'
Chambers, C;Jonsson, M;Vande Winkel, R (2018) 'Researching Newsreels Local, National and Transnational Case Studies Introduction' In: RESEARCHING NEWSREELS: LOCAL, NATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CASE STUDIES. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The 'Aftermath' of the Rising in Cinema Newsreels'
Ciara Chambers (2015) 'The 'Aftermath' of the Rising in Cinema Newsreels' In: Joanna Brück, Lisa Godson (eds). Object Matters: Making 1916. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
(2015)'Irish cinema in Italy: The Roma Irish film festa'
Chambers C.;Monahan B. (2015) 'Irish cinema in Italy: The Roma Irish film festa' In: Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts. [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Small Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film'
Ciara Chambers (2013) 'Small Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film' In: Ryan Shand, Ian Craven (eds). The Spence Brothers: Amateur Sci-fi and Cine Culture in Northern Ireland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
(2012)'Capturing Ireland: the Travelogues of JJ Tohill'
Ciara Chambers (2012) 'Capturing Ireland: the Travelogues of JJ Tohill' In: Sonja Kmec and Viviane Thill (eds). Tourists & Nomads: Amateur Images of Migration. Marburg: Jonas Verlag. [Details]
(2007)'Time Marches On: Representations of 1930s Ireland in March of Time Newsreels'
Ciara Chambers (2007) 'Time Marches On: Representations of 1930s Ireland in March of Time Newsreels' In: Martin McLoone, Kevin Rockett (eds). Irish Films: Global Cinema. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2006)'Partitionist Viewing: the Split in Newsreel Coverage of Ireland During the Second World War'
Ciara Chambers (2006) 'Partitionist Viewing: the Split in Newsreel Coverage of Ireland During the Second World War' In: Kevin Rockett and John Hill (eds). National Cinemas and World Cinema. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Irish Film and Media Studies Publications'
Ciara Chambers (2019) 'Irish Film and Media Studies Publications'. Estudios Irlandeses, 14 (1):280-293 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'An Advertiser's Dream: the Construction of the 'Consumptionist' Cinematic Persona of Mercedes Gleitze'
Ciara Chambers (2013) 'An Advertiser's Dream: the Construction of the 'Consumptionist' Cinematic Persona of Mercedes Gleitze'. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 6   [Details]
(2012)''British for the British - Irish Events for the Irish': Indigenous Newsreel Production in Ireland'
Ciara Chambers (2012) ''British for the British - Irish Events for the Irish': Indigenous Newsreel Production in Ireland'. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 32 (3):361-377 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'A Film Festival of Ideas'
Ciara Chambers and Barry Monahan (2014) 'A Film Festival of Ideas' Film Ireland, .   [Details]
(2011)''BUFVC Databases go Outside the Box''
Ciara Chambers (2011) ''BUFVC Databases go Outside the Box'' :14-15. [Details]
(2012)'Sick of government spin? Well it's nothing new'
Ciara Chambers (2012) 'Sick of government spin? Well it's nothing new' .   [Details]
(2010)'Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies 1930-1970'
Ciara Chambers (2010) 'Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies 1930-1970' Journal of Film Preservation, 82 :60-63. [Details]
(2002)'Ulster on Screen'
Ciara Chambers (2002) 'Ulster on Screen' Due North, 1 (6) . [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2018)The IFI Irish Film Archive, Dublin.
Ciara Chambers (2018) The IFI Irish Film Archive, Dublin. Blog   [Details]
(2017)To review or not to review...?.
Ciara Chambers (2017) To review or not to review...?. Blog   [Details]

Editorship

 YearPublication
(2019)Introduction.
Chambers, C (2019) Introduction. BARCELONA: Editorship [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2018)Screen Stories: Lewes Goes to the Pictures.
Chambers, C (2018) Screen Stories: Lewes Goes to the Pictures. ABINGDON: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Rethinking Occupied Ireland: Gender and Incarceration in Contemporary Irish Film.
Chambers, C (2016) Rethinking Occupied Ireland: Gender and Incarceration in Contemporary Irish Film. BARCELONA: Book Reviews [Details]
(2014)Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland.
Chambers, C (2014) Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland. EDINBURGH: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts.
Ciara Chambers (2013) Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Early Irish Cinema 1895-1921.
Chambers, C (2011) Early Irish Cinema 1895-1921. ABINGDON: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2015)The 60th Cork Film Festival.
Ciara Chambers (2015) The 60th Cork Film Festival. Coleraine: Review Articles   [Details]
(2011)The O'Kalem Collection: 1910-1915.
Chambers, C (2011) The O'Kalem Collection: 1910-1915. NEW YORK: Review Articles [Details]

Radio Presentation

 YearPublication
(2019)The History Show.
Ciara Chambers (2019) The History Show. Radio Presentation   [Details]
(2019)The use of archive footage in film and television.
UCC Radio (2019) The use of archive footage in film and television. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2018)The History Show.
Ciara Chambers, Kasandra O'Connell and Lar Joye. (2018) The History Show. Dublin: Radio Presentation   [Details]
(2018)Write Here, Write Now.
Ciara Chambers (2018) Write Here, Write Now. Cork: Radio Presentation   [Details]
(2012)Bookbound on Ireland in the Newsreels.
Ciara Chambers (2012) Bookbound on Ireland in the Newsreels. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2002)BBC Radio Ulster's Soapbox.
Ciara Chambers (2002) BBC Radio Ulster's Soapbox. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2006)Interview on PhD study and the MeCCSA postgraduate conference.
Ciara Chambers (2006) Interview on PhD study and the MeCCSA postgraduate conference. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2004)Interview on cinema newsreels.
Ciara Chambers (2004) Interview on cinema newsreels. Radio Presentation [Details]

Podcast - Media

 YearPublication
(2019)The Field Day Podcast.
Ciara Chambers (2019) The Field Day Podcast. Podcast - Media   [Details]

Online Multimedia

 YearPublication
(2007)Northern Ireland and the Second World War.
The Nerve Centre (2007) Northern Ireland and the Second World War. Online Multimedia   [Details]

Audiovisual material

 YearPublication
(2008)Gateways.
Belfast Exposed (2008) Gateways. Audiovisual material [Details]
(2005)Diversity Online.
The Nerve Centre (2005) Diversity Online. Audiovisual material [Details]

DVD

 YearPublication
(2006)In Their Own Words.
The Nerve Centre (2006) In Their Own Words. DVD [Details]
(2003)Reel History.
Studio ON (2003) Reel History. DVD [Details]

Sound recording

 YearPublication
(2011)Blind Ambition.
Ciara Chambers (2011) Blind Ambition. Sound recording [Details]

Discussion

 YearPublication
(2014)Screening and discussion: Volkswagen Joe.
Ciara Chambers (2014) Screening and discussion: Volkswagen Joe. Discussion   [Details]

CD-ROM Multimedia Art Work

 YearPublication
(2002)The 1950s.
The Nerve Centre (2002) The 1950s. CD-ROM Multimedia Art Work [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Association of Media and History Council Member15-JAN-17 /
Northern Ireland Moving Image and Heritage Working Group Member of Advisory Group06-JAN-19 /
Irish Screen Studies Board Member01-JAN-15 /
The Newsreel Network Member01-JAN-13 /
Higher Educational Academy Fellow01-JUN-15 /
BAFTSS Special Interest Group in Amateur Cinema Founding Member03-JAN-10 /
NECS Amateur Media Cultures Workgroup Member01-JUL-18 /
British Universities Film and Video Council Ulster University Representative03-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-16

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Power and the Media,
Ciara Chambers and Tobias Hochscherf (2019) Anti-British and Antisemitic Propaganda: Third Reich Films and Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Power and the Media, University of Northumbria , 18-JUL-19. [Details]
(2019)Power and the Media,
Ciara Chambers, Llewella Chapman, Lawrence Napper and Sian Barber (2019) The Media, the Archive and Power. [Plenary Lecture], Power and the Media, Northumbria University, Newcastle , 16-JUL-19 - 18-JUL-19. [Details]
(2019)Power and the Media,
Ciara Chambers and IAMHIST Council (2019) Publication and Pathways for Media Historians. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Power and the Media, Northumbria University, Newcastle , 17-JUL-19 - 17-JUL-19. [Details]
(2018)Interwar Lens Cultures - Photography and Film in Transition 1919-1939,
Ciara Chambers (2018) The Wars Between the Wars: Political, Civil and Economic Conflict in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Interwar Lens Cultures - Photography and Film in Transition 1919-1939, Valand Academy, Gothenburg University , 28-NOV-18 - 29-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018)Irish Screen Studies Webinar,
Ciara Chambers and Aaron Hunter (2018) Emotional Labour in Academia. [Oral Presentation], Irish Screen Studies Webinar, Cork , 05-DEC-18. [Details]
(2018)Raiders of the Lost Archive,
Ciara Chambers (2018) From Book to Broadcast: Adapting Academic Research for the Screen. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Raiders of the Lost Archive, Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast , 10-NOV-18 - 10-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018)The Dublin History Festival,
Ciara Chambers, Kasandra O'Connell, Lar Joya and Brenda Malone (2018) The Irish Independence Film Collection. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Dublin History Festival, Irish Film Institute, Dublin , 03-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018)The Newsreel Network Symposium,
Ciara Chambers (2018) Meeting of international scholars to discuss the preservation, digitisation, research and reuse of newsreels. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Newsreel Network Symposium, University College Cork , 13-JUN-18 - 14-JUN-18. [Details]
(2018)Creative Practice Symposium,
Ciara Chambers (2018) https://www.ucc.ie/en/filmstudies/news/creative-practice-symposium-4th-may-2018-film-and-screen-media-auditorium-basement-kane-building.html. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Creative Practice Symposium, University College Cork , 04-MAY-18 - 04-MAY-18. [Details]
(2018)Irish Screen Studies Webinar,
Ciara Chambers (2018) Archival Research Practices. [Oral Presentation], Irish Screen Studies Webinar, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXU4UQTriEY , 21-MAR-18. [Details]
(2018)History Ireland Hedge School,
Ciara Chambers (2018) Cinema in Revolutionary Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], History Ireland Hedge School, National Library of Ireland, Dublin , 26-FEB-18. [Details]
(2017)Missing Believed Wiped,
Ciara Chambers (2017) Participant in roundtable discussion on broadcast archiving. [Invited Oral Presentation], Missing Believed Wiped, Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast , 04-NOV-17. [Details]
(2017)Media and History: Crime, Violence and Justice,
Ciara Chambers (2017) Rethinking the Violent Irish in the “Second Life” of Cinema Newsreels. [Oral Presentation], Media and History: Crime, Violence and Justice, Paris (Université Panthéon-Assas) , 10-JUL-17 - 13-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Women in the Film and Television Industries Symposium,
Ciara Chambers (2017) The “nameless sidekick”: feminine invisibilty in the UK and Irish film industries. [Invited Oral Presentation], Women in the Film and Television Industries Symposium, NUI Maynooth , 03-MAY-17. [Details]
(2016)Making Use of Local Resources,
Ciara Chambers (2016) Workshop on accessing local resources in Northern Ireland, January 2016. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Making Use of Local Resources, Queen's University Belfast . [Details]
(2015)The Newsreel Network,
Ciara Chambers (2015) WWI and Ireland in the Newsreels. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Newsreel Network, Danish Film Institute, Cophenhagen , 02-JUN-15 - 04-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)Irish Screen Studies Seminar,
Ciara Chambers (2015) Irish Screen Studies Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Screen Studies Seminar, Ulster University, Belfast , 07-MAY-15 - 08-MAY-15. [Details]
(2014)Celebrating our Audiovisual Heritage,
Ciara Chambers (2014) Release of the findings of Ulster University's research projects in the UTV archives. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Celebrating our Audiovisual Heritage, Ulster University, Belfast , 04-DEC-14 - 04-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)The Newsreel Network Symposium,
Ciara Chambers (2014) Ireland in the Newsreels. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Newsreel Network Symposium, Danish Film Institute, Cophenhagen , 19-MAY-14 - 21-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture,
Ciara Chambers (2014) Book launch of Masculinity and Popular Culture, edited by Conn Holohan and Tony Tracey, Palgrave, 2014. [Invited Oral Presentation], Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture, NUI Galway , 29-APR-14 - 29-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Huston School of Film and Digital Media's Postgraduate Symposium,
Ciara Chambers (2014) Mapping the Cinematic Abyss: Some Observations on the Historical and Contemporary Politics of Shifting Archival Spaces. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Huston School of Film and Digital Media's Postgraduate Symposium, NUI Galway , 28-APR-14 - 29-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)The History of Forgotten Television Drama,
Ciara Chambers (2014) Co-organizer with Professor John Hill, Royal Holloway. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The History of Forgotten Television Drama, Ulster University, Belfast , 20-FEB-14 - 21-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013)Ireland in the Newsreels,
Ciara Chambers (2013) Guest lecture for the Maynooth History Forum. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Ireland in the Newsreels, Maynooth, Ireland , 06-DEC-13 - 06-DEC-13. [Details]
(2013)Object Matters: Remaking 1916,
Ciara Chambers (2013) The 'Aftermath' of the Easter Rising in Cinema Newsreels. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Object Matters: Remaking 1916, Dublin City Council Offices , 26-APR-13 - 27-APR-17. [Details]
(2013)Mediating News,
Ciara Chambers (2013) Ireland in the Newsreels. [Invited Oral Presentation], Mediating News, University of Lund, Sweden , 21-MAY-13 - 22-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)World Cinema on Demand Symposium,
Ciara Chambers (2013) The Impact of Digitisation on Film History Research and Education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], World Cinema on Demand Symposium, Queen's University, Belfast , 26-JUN-13 - 26-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Reframing Cinema History,
Ciara Chambers (2013) Researching newsreels: archives, digitization, access and appropriation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Reframing Cinema History, University College Cork , 22-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)Archiving Tomorrow,
Ciara Chambers (2013) Archiving Ireland: Preservation, Digitisation and Access. [Invited Oral Presentation], Archiving Tomorrow, Media City Salford, Manchester , 20-NOV-13 - 22-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)Spaces and Places of Culture,
Ciara Chambers (2013) MeCCSA annual conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Spaces and Places of Culture, Ulster University, Derry . [Details]
(2013)Spaces and Places of Culture,
Ciara Chambers and Sian Barber (2013) Citation of Moving Images: Challenges and Guidelines. [Oral Presentation], Spaces and Places of Culture, Ulster University, Derry , 09-JAN-13 - 11-JAN-13. [Details]
(2012)Reframing History: Film, TV & the Historians,
Ciara Chambers (2012) The use of archives in research and teaching. [Oral Presentation], Reframing History: Film, TV & the Historians, Queen's University Belfast , 22-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)Post Graduate Symposium (Film, TV, Theatre),
Ciara Chambers (2012) Emergent Scholars Workshop. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Post Graduate Symposium (Film, TV, Theatre), University of Glasgow , 17-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Reflections on the Study of Amateur Cinema,
Ciara Chambers (2012) Cine-culture in Northern Ireland: the Influences, Productions and Screening Spaces of the Spence Brothers. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Reflections on the Study of Amateur Cinema, University of Glasgow , 24-APR-12 - 24-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)Learning on Screen,
Ciara Chambers (2011) Learning Outside the Box: the BUFVC's Databases. [Invited Oral Presentation], Learning on Screen, Southbank, London . [Details]
(2010)Saving Private Reels: On the Presentation, Appropriation and Re-contextualisation of the Amateur Moving Images,
Ciara Chambers (2010) Beyond the Conflict: the Amateur Gaze in Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Saving Private Reels: On the Presentation, Appropriation and Re-contextualisation of the Amateur Moving Images, University College Cork , 17-SEP-10 - 19-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Tourists and Nomads: Amateur Images of Migration,
Ciara Chambers (2010) Capturing the Nation: 1960s Irish Travelogues. [Oral Presentation], Tourists and Nomads: Amateur Images of Migration, CNA, Luxembourg , 22-APR-10 - 24-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Home Movie Heritage Day,
Ciara Chambers (2010) Introduction to the Currivan and Spence Collections. [Invited Oral Presentation], Home Movie Heritage Day, Irish Film Institute . [Details]
(2008)Workshop for PGCSE students,
Ciara Chambers (2008) The use of moving images in teaching history. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Workshop for PGCSE students, Queen's University Belfast . [Details]
(2006)MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference,
Ciara Chambers (2006) Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association's Annual Postgraduate Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference, Ulster University, Coleraine . [Details]
(2006)Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Ciara Chambers (2006) Time Marches On: Representations of 1930s Ireland in March of Time Newsreels. [Oral Presentation], Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, Ulster University, Coleraine . [Details]
(2005)Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar,
Ciara Chambers (2005) Partitionist viewing - the split in newsreel coverage of Ireland during the Second World War. [Oral Presentation], Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin , 21-APR-05 - 22-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference,
Ciara Chambers (2005) 'Partitionist Viewing - the Split in Newsreel Coverage of Ireland during the Second World War. [Oral Presentation], MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference, University of Cardiff . [Details]
(2005)Institute of Irish Studies Seminar Series,
Ciara Chambers (2005) Representations of Ireland in the Newsreels. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Institute of Irish Studies Seminar Series, Queen's University, Belfast , 26-APR-05 - 26-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)The BUFVC Newsreel Symposium,
Ciara Chambers (2005) Symposium on newsreel research. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The BUFVC Newsreel Symposium, British Universities Film and Video Council, London . [Details]
(2004)Centre for Media Research Seminar Series,
Ciara Chambers (2004) Representations of Ireland in the Newsreels. [Oral Presentation], Centre for Media Research Seminar Series, Ulster University, Coleraine , 14-OCT-04 - 14-OCT-04. [Details]
(2004)MecCCSA Postgraduate Network Forum,
Ciara Chambers (2004) 'Sharing their cottage with the pig in a land ruled by dictator de Valera.' The newsreels' portrayal of twentieth-century Ireland. [Oral Presentation], MecCCSA Postgraduate Network Forum, University of Central England, Birmingham . [Details]
(2004)Off-screen spaces: Regionalism and Globalised Cultures,
Ciara Chambers (2004) 'Representing the Local: Newsreel Coverage of Irish Neutrality in World War II. [Oral Presentation], Off-screen spaces: Regionalism and Globalised Cultures, Ulster University, Coleraine , 28-JUL-04 - 30-JUL-04. [Details]
(2004)Du Grain à Démoudre Film Festival,
Ciara Chambers (2004) The film industry in Northern Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Du Grain à Démoudre Film Festival, Gonfreville, France . [Details]
(2002)Student Forum,
Ciara Chambers (2002) Week-long conference on global issues. [Invited Oral Presentation], Student Forum, Vilemov Castle, Prague . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Cork University Press Editorial Committee Member2018 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Contemporary Film and Screen Media02-JAN-17 /
Ulster University Lecturer in Film Studies, Course Director, Media Plus01-JAN-10 / 22-DEC-16
University College Cork Research Assistant01-APR-09 / 30-JAN-10
Queen's University Belfast Module Lecturer01-JAN-08 / 30-MAR-09
Ulster University Module Lecturer and Seminar Tutor01-JAN-06 / 30-MAR-09
Belfast Exposed Photography Acting Archive Manager01-APR-07 / 30-JUN-08
Northern Ireland Screen Freelance Trainer01-DEC-04 / 30-MAR-09
Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive Outreach Officer01-MAY-02 / 30-NOV-04

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2015Ulster University Coleraine Postgraduate CertificateHigher Educational Practice
2010New Era Academy Teaching Diploma (LNEA)Speech and Drama
2008Dundalk Institute of Technology Border Arts CertificateArts and Conflict
2007Ulster University Coleraine PhDRepresentations of Ireland in the Newsreels: 1910-1945
2001Trinity College Dublin M.PhilPsychoanalytic Studies
2000Bil Keating Centre for Theatre and Television Studies CertificateTelevision Production, Presentation and Direction
1999Queen's University Belfast BA(Hons)English Literature

Outreach Activities

 Description

Illustrated talk with Denis Condon at the Irish Film Institute on the Irish Events Newsreel as part of the Dublin Festival of History, 4th October 2017 http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Dublin-Festival-of-History-2017-final-programme-web.pdf.

Introduction to 'Belfast Day', a one-day programme at the Irish Film Festa in Rome, March, 2014.

Panellist on the Irish Film Institute's 'The Critical Take', August 2012.

Introduction to 'LA Plays Itself' (Thom Anderson, 2003) at the Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast, 19th February, 2012.

Member of focus group on the amalgamation of the British Universities Film and Video Council's digital resources, October 2010.

Guest speaker at St. Dominic's Girls Grammar School's annual prize-giving event, Belfast, September 2007.

Panellist, discussion of the use of archives at the Foyle Film Festival, November 2005.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Historical Journal Of Film, Radio And Television Editorship01-DEC-16 -
Estudios Irlandeses Member of Advisory Board06-APR-18 -
Alphaville: Journal Of Film And Screen Media Member of Editorial Board01-FEB-17 -

Other Activities

 Description

Member of working party, British Universities Film and Video Council's Audiovisual Citation working group, 2011-2017 http://bufvc.ac.uk/projects-research/avcitation

External Examiner, Arts, Dublin Business School, 2013-2017.

External Examiner, Film Studies, University of Hull, 2012-2016.

Pre-selection panelist, short film programme, Cork Film Festival, 2014-

Member of Advisory Board for the AHRC-funded project 'History of Forgotten Television Drama', Professor John Hill (PI).  

Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive Representative for Ulster University, 2010-16.

Revalidation panel member, Film and Cultural Studies, Dublin Business School, 2014-15.

External Examiner, Postgraduate Symposium, Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway, April 2013 and May 2018.

Steering group member, BBC and BUFVC's Chronicle digitisation project, 2011-12. 

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Newsreels; Film History; Contemporary Cinema; Irish Non-fiction Film; Amateur Film; Archives and Archival Appropriation.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Ken Griffin University of UlsterPHDThe impact of archival silences on historical narratives surrounding Ulster Television (UTV)
2013Orla Lafferty University of UlsterPHDReporting the 'Troubles' at Ulster Television: An Archival Exploration from 1968-1998.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Screen Industries: Theory and Practice FX3010Screen Industries: Theory and Practice
2020Contemporary Cinema FX3001Contemporary Cinema
2020Introduction to Film Studies FX1001Introduction to Film Studies
2020Research Methodologies Seminar FX6018Research Methodologies Seminar

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Mac Dara Ó'Curraidhín LMDÓCIRELAND

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