Centre for Media Research

Dr Ciara Chambers

Lecturer in Film Studies

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About Dr Chambers

Qualifications include a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Queen’s University, Belfast, MPhil in Psychoanalytic Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, PhD in Film Studies from the University of Ulster Coleraine and LNEA Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama. She has worked on digitisation projects with Northern Ireland Screen, Belfast Exposed Photography, the British Universities’ Film and Video Council, the IFI Irish Film Archive and University College Cork. She was part of the academic steering group for BBC’s Chronicle project, is currently a steering group member for Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive and also sits on the advisory panel for Royal Holloway’s AHRC funded research project The History of Forgotten TV Drama and the BUFVC’s AV citation group, which published the first set of international guidelines on audio-visual citation.

Research Fields

Dr Chambers’ research interests include: newsreels, archives, amateur cinema and Irish studies. She is the author of Ireland in the Newsreels (Irish Academic Press, 2012), she has also published articles in the Journal of Film Preservation, the Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television and has contributed chapters on newsreels and amateur film to several edited collections. She has reviewed books, films and festivals for Cineaste, Irish Historical Studies and Film Ireland.

Contact Details

Office I117
+44 (0)28 7012 3578

Books Authored

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Chambers, Ciara (2012) Ireland in the Newsreels. Irish Academic Press. Dublin. 288 pp ISBN 0716531135

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Chambers, Ciara (2012) ‘British for the British – Irish Events for the Irish’: Indigenous Newsreel Production in Ireland. Historical Journal of film, radio and television, 32 (3). pp. 361-377.

Chambers, Ciara (2011) BUFVC databases go ‘outside the box’. Viewfinder, 84. pp. 14-15.

Chambers, Ciara (2011) Early Irish Cinema. Historical Journal of film, radio and television, 31 (1). pp. 95-96.

Chambers, Ciara (2011) The O’Kalem Collection: 1910-1915. Cineaste, XXXVII (1). pp. 66-67.

Chambers, Ciara (2010) Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies, 1930-1970. Journal of Film Preservation, 82. pp. 60-63.

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Book Sections

Number of items: 6.

Chambers, Ciara and Monahan, Barry (2015) Irish Cinema in Italy: The Roma Irish Film Festa. In: Ireland and Cinema:Culture and Contexts. (Eds: Monahan, Barry), Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 181-191. ISBN 1137496371, 9781137496379

Chambers, Ciara (2015) The ‘aftermath’ of the Rising in cinema newsreels.. In: Making 1916: The Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising. (Eds: Godson, Lisa and Brück, Joanna), Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, pp. 70-79. ISBN 9781781381229

Chambers, Ciara (2013) The Spence Brothers: Amateur Sci-fi and Cine Culture in Northern Ireland.. In: Small-gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film. (Eds: Shand, Ryan and Craven, Ian), Edinburgh University Press, pp. 373-399. ISBN 978-0748656349

Chambers, Ciara (2012) Capturing Ireland: The Travelogues of JJ Tohill.. In: Tourists & Nomads: Amateur Images of Migration. (Eds: Kmec, Sonja and Thill, Vivane), Jonas Verlag, Marburg, pp. 57-65. ISBN 978-3-89445-464-7

Chambers, Ciara (2007) ‘Time marches on: representations of 1930s Ireland in March of Time newsreels’. In: Irish Films, Global Cinema. (Eds: McLoone, Martin and Rockett, Kevin), Four Courts Press, pp. 125-139. ISBN 978-1-84682-081-6

Chambers, Ciara (2006) ‘Partitionist viewing – the split in newsreel coverage of Ireland during the Second World War’. In: National Cinemas and World Cinema. Four Courts Press, pp. 42-51. ISBN 1-84682-018-9

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Internet Publication

Number of items: 3.

Chambers, Ciara and Monahan, Barry (2014) A Film Festival of Ideas. Film Ireland, Film Base, 0 pp

Chambers, Ciara (2013) An Advertiser’s Dream: The Construction of the “Consumptionist” Cinematic Persona of Mercedes Gleitze. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork, 0 pp

Chambers, Ciara (2012) Column: Sick of government spin? Well it’s nothing new…. www.journal.ie 4 pp

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