20 Podcasts for Stuarts Online

Historyworks commissioned to produce 20 podcasts, illustrated with original sources 

The academic team from the AHRC funded 'Stuarts-Online' project selected the topics for the twenty short illustrated films.  We were aiming for these to be of 5 minutes duration, which we know is an appropriate time to engage young teachers and students!  However, because so many of the sources and their interpretations are *new* to audiences, we found that most of the films needed 12 to 15 minutes to engage and explain the sources.   Jon Calver,  Technical Director of Historyworks, recorded all of these short films and edited them using final cut pro.  It was Jon's idea too in the first workshops when it was hard for the academics to speak fluently for a wide audience beyond academia, that the best format would be for all of these short films to be 'in conversation' with a questioner from the academic team and an expert responding.  To see ALL the podcast/films at Stuarts-Online here.  And do view an example, the most popular in the series, about the Execution of King Charles the First: