Alchemy 2016 Festival- South Asian Culture at its Best!

By Farzana Whitfield|May 19, 2016|Art and Archaeology, Films and Sound Recordings, Music, Media and Film Studies, Photography, South Asia|0 comments

Courtesy of Alchemy Festival 2016 webpage I cannot praise this event enough, it is fun, colourful, vibrant and cultured! Each year, Alchemy fills Southbank Centre with a vibrant array of performances, workshops and exhibitions – and a delicious food market. The festival celebrates the rich cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent, and explores the creative influences generated by our shared history. In 2016, the seventh Alchemy brings

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Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy In Pakistan

By Farzana Whitfield|April 5, 2016|Art and Archaeology, History, Photography, South Asia|0 comments

Image courtesy of www.amazon.com Acclaimed photographer Amardeep Singh’s beautifully illustrated travelogue is a true labour of love. The author visited 36 cities in Pakistan to explore the region’s impact and influence on Sikh culture (and vice versa) – the resulting book’s photography and commentary offers a unique insight into West Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan Administered Kashmir. You can join Amardeep at the Bradford Literature Festival for an enlightening event

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Artist and Empire exhibition at the Tate

By Mary Fisk|January 19, 2016|Archival collections, Art and Archaeology, History, Photography|0 comments

Follow the links to an illustrated article by Inigo Thomas on the London Review of Books website discussing the portraiture of the British imperial age showcased in the Tate Britain’s current exhibition “Artist and Empire” which explores “how artists from Britain and around the world have responded to the dramas, tragedies and experiences of the Empire” from the 16th century to the present day Click here to read the London Review of

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Africa – December 2013 to July 2015.

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 26, 2015|Africa|

Africa Business & Industry The politics of African industrial policy : a comparative perspective / Lindsay Whitfield Film & Media Identity in postmillennial German film narratives on Africa / Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu. Images of Africa : Creation, negotiation and subversion / Julia Gallagher. Through African eyes / editors, Mahen Bonetti and Prerana Reddy. History Understanding Africa / E. Jefferson Murphy ; illustrated by Louise E. Jefferson. Literature Mysteries of Africa

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Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma- Exhibition at the V&A

By Farzana Whitfield|July 22, 2015|Art and Archaeology, History, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

The Victoria and Albert Museum are currently holding a photography exhibition of British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe, capturing 60 of his most striking images of India and Burma. The photographs were taken between 1852- 1860 and consist of Indian and Burmese landscape and architecture. Rarely seen in the West, Tripe brings to light documentation covering archeological sites, monuments and an eye for creative photography. The exhibition runs until October the

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The Siddi people of India, a photographic exhibition (and gallery talks tonight, 22nd May)

By David Pearson|May 22, 2015|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, South Asia|0 comments

On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent National Portrait Gallery [NPG], 13 April – 31 August 2015, Room 33, Free, Open late Thursday & Friday One of India’s leading contemporary photographers, Ketaki Sheth has a long-standing interest in questions of identity and representation. In her most recent project, shown here at the NPG, she features the Siddi, a people of African descent living in India. Ketaki has been working on

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The Camera Never Lies

By Victoria Bird|August 8, 2014|History, Information Literacy, Music, Media and Film Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The University of London is launching a MOOC (massive open online courses- see The Complete University Guide for a brief synopsis), titled The Camera Never Lies, which might be worth checking out over the summer. This short history course aims to provide: “an introduction to use of images and other media as historical evidence in the twentieth century, issues of authenticity and manipulation, and the place of film and historical

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Photographic archive of expedition to Iraq 1919-1920

By Mary Fisk|March 25, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

Photographs of James Breasted’s photographs documenting his journeys through the Near East in the period immediately following the First World War to record archaeological sites for the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago) have recently been added to the Oriental Institutes’s open-access photographic archive. Click here to go to the photographic archive page on the Oriental Institute’s website Clicking on the map allows you to select a site from those visited

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History – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 27, 2014|History|0 comments

General & Comparative Farewell to Salonika: city at the crossroads / Leon Sciaky. Transatlantic slavery: an introduction / [text by Richard Benjamin … and David Fleming]. Borders: a very short introduction / Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen.  Red stamps and gold stars: fieldwork dilemmas in upland socialist Asia / edited by Sarah Turner Early modern things: objects and their histories, 1500-1800 / edited by Paula Findlen. Medicine and colonialism:

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Art and Archaeology – September 2012 to May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 9, 2014|Art and Archaeology|0 comments

A great court painter of 18th-century Korean : the art of Kim Hong-do / Oh Ju-seok ; [translated by Lim Seon-young, Yang Ji-hyun ; revised by Mark S. Turnoy]. Archives, museums and collecting practices in the modern Arab world / [edited] by Sonja Mejcher-Atassi and John Pedro Schwartz. Archaeological theory today / edited by Ian Hodder. Embellished reality : Indian painted photographs : towards a transcultural history of photography /

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