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Ms Zoë Viney Burgess 

Postgraduate research student

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Zoë is a Postgraduate Research Student in Film at Southampton and also works as Curator of Film at Wessex Film & Sound Archive (WFSA), based in Winchester.


BA Film and History of Art and Design, University of Southampton (2003-2006)

MA Museums and Galleries: History of Textiles and Dress  (2008)

Projects in Controlled Environments 2 (2012)


As Curator at WFSA Zoë has worked on the following projects:

Research interests

Zoë’s research seeks to explore gender and class in the amateur film collection of WFSA between the years of 1920-1950. WFSA is a regional repository for historic film and sound items from Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and holds over 38,000 items. Of this number exist some 12,000 cinefilms. Zoë seeks to explore how issues of visibility, attribution and representation impact on our understanding of this regional collection and how this can serve to contribute to a wider view of amateur filmmaking in the UK. Zoë has a background in historic textiles and dress and in particular the interaction between gender, socio-economics and lived experience, as depicted in amateur film.

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Viney, Z. and Willis, A (forthcoming)  'Some Joys of caravanning’:  One ' may dress to suit [...] personal taste, and not to please the dictates of fashion': Caravanning and Costume 1880-1914

Viney, Z  (2017) Bringing our History to Life: promoting the use of archive film in cross curricular learning. ARC Magazine (Archives and Records Association), February 2017, No. 330. ISSN 1745-2120, p.14. Available here.

Hannan, K. and Viney, Z., (2011) Finding the Context: Cataloguing Films for SHUK, Hampshire Archives Trust, Autumn 2011, pp.9-10.

Viney, Z. and Hannan, K. (2012)  Revitalising the Regions: Exploring Film and Filmmakers. ARC Magazine (Archives and Records Association), July 2012 No. 263 ISSN 1745-2120. p18-19.

Viney, Z. (2011) The Empress Eugenie and the Imperial Vestments at St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough. La Fondation Napoléon, Napoleonica. La Revue [online]  No. 11, 

ISSN 2100-0123. pp.183-208.



Malcolm Cook

Shelley Cobb

With Mike Hammond

Ms Zoë Viney Burgess
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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