1975 the SSRC asked Alan Macfarlane to organize a series of interdisciplinary
seminars on history and anthropology. The first and fourth were filmed
and edited by Martin Gienke and the Audio Visual Aids Unit in Cambridge
with the assistance of Sarah Harrison.
original tapes were rescued by the British
Film Institute and transferred to DVCAM. They are now on Cambridge
University DSpace and viewable as MP4 films'.
first seminar in March
1976 was on the interpretation of public rituals. Only two hours out
of the four hours of the film have been recovered. The rest had deteriorated
beyond rescue, a timely reminder of the fragility of the medium.
fourth seminar in March
1977 was on models of social change.