Dr Sian Barber


Dr Barber’s research focuses on British film censorship, British cinema, and broadcast archives. She has published on British cinema and cinema-going and the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC. She is the author of Censoring the 1970s: The BBFC and the Decade that Taste Forgot (2011), The British Film Industry in the 1970s: Capital, Culture and Creativity (2013) and Using Film as a Source (2015). As well as ongoing work on local film censorship, she is working with RTE Archives to explore film debates on television.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • British film history
  • Film censorship
  • Film controversy
  • Audiences
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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School Of Arts, English And Languages

Centre for Public History 

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PhD title: Digital Authorship and George Lucas

Name: Name: Daniel Willis
Country: United Kingdom

PhD title: The Horror Film and the Family: Evolving Dangers in post-war Britain 1950-1979

Name: Mervyn Marshall
Years of Study: 2018 - Present
Country: United Kingdom


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