Simon Popple

Senior Lecturer in Cinema
Institute of Communications Studies
University of Leeds

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Simon Popple is Senior Lecturer in Cinema at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds and co-director of the Louis Le Prince Research Centre for Photography, Film & Television. His main research interests include new media and the archive, popular visual cultures and media history. He is editor of Early Popular Visual Culture and is currently working on research examining the relationships between audiences and broadcast archives of historical film. He has two forthcoming books: Digging the Seam – Popular Cultures of the Miners’ Strike (with Ian MacDonald) and Content Cultures: Transformations of User Generated Content in Public Service Broadcasting (with Helen Thornham).