Environmental themes, environmental science and wildlife filmmaking

About the project or challenge area

Bristol is the unrivalled global centre for natural history filmmaking, which looms large within the ecology of the city’s high-profile creative economy. Capitalising on the University's recent acquisition of the Wildfilm Archive - a rich, diverse and important collection of wildlife filmmaking materials which document the changing cultural context of wildlife film making and how it has shaped our historical, social and cultural understanding of the natural world, as well as the growing appreciation of conservation issues and the broad public understanding of science - this project explores the place of environmental themes within documentary film-making over the past 80 years. Moreover, the project examines how advances in the environmental sciences inform filmmaking and feature on screen. 

Why choose this opportunity?

Based on the supervisors' contacts with the independent natural history filmmaking sector clustered in Bristol and related creative industry partners, you will have the opportunity to meet and consult with key players in the industry.

About you

You will have a familiarity with the research techniques and perspectives of the humanities.

How to apply

All students can apply using the button below, following the Master's by Research Admissions Statement. Please note that this is an advertised project, which means you only have to complete Section A of the Masters by Research Statement Template (Office document, 68kB).

Before applying, we recommend getting in touch with the project's supervisors. If you are interested in this project and would like to learn more about the research you will be undertaking, please use the contact details on this page.

Andy Flack Supervisor

Your supervisor for this project will be Andy Flack, Lecturer in Modern and Environmental history in the School of Humanities, Department of History. You can contact him at +44 7843 479855 or email andrew.flack@bristol.ac.uk 

Marianna Dudley Co Supervisor

Your supervisor for this project will be Marianna Dudley, Lecturer in Environmental Humanities in the School of Humanities, Department of History. You can contact her at +44 117 33 10829 or email m.dudley@bristol.ac.uk.

Find out more about your prospective research community

The Environmental Change theme is a vibrant community of researchers who integrate expertise across multiple disciplines to provide the evidence base and solutions to tackle the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Find out more about the Environmental Change research theme.

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