Cinema and Television History Research Institute

cathi-logo-imgThe Cinema and Television History Research Institute (CATHI) is a centre of excellence in archival screen heritage. It specialises in evidence-based methods and oral history approaches to inform ground-breaking interdisciplinary research and RCUK-funded international collaborations.

CATHI is home to the cross-faculty Centre for Adaptations (with English Literature), and houses a growing number of unique collections including the Hammer Script Archive, the Cinema Museum’s Indian Cinemas Archive (at DMU), the Sir Norman Wisdom Collection and the Peter Whitehead Archive. We host the annual UK Asian Film Festival, the BFI British Silent Film Festival and the post-graduate conference CATHICon; we promote practice-based research via the DocHub@DMU. CATHI’s research outputs and impact activities will be submitted to UOA33 in REF2021.

In REF2014 CATHI came first in its panel in terms of ‘world-leading’ (4*) research outputs: almost half received this rating. 100% of our Impact and 90% of our Environment was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.


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