Anindya Raychaudhuri is working on the way nostalgia is used by diasporic communities to create imaginary and real homes. He has written about the Spanish Civil War and the India/Pakistan partition and the cultural legacies of these wars. He co-hosts a podcast show, State of the Theory, and explores the issues raised by his research in stand-up comedy.
Antibiotics are at the heart of modern medicine, but the efficacy of these miracle drugs is waning. Non-scientific disciplines have their part to play in helping apply lessons learned in the laboratory to the real world.
With fewer than two weeks until the cross-council Antimicrobial Resistance call closes, the AHRC's Design Fellow, Professor Paul Rodgers, tells us why it is vital that the arts and humanities are involved in the challenge.
There was no daylight this was a problem because the artists and painters had differing lighting needs, the painters needed small 110 volt 80watt portable tungsten light at 2500k, the artists needed high power 500watt halogen lighting to maximize illumination covering large areas of the dome evenly, and to approximately match daylight at 5000k to match paint colour, every time I was on site the lighting changed as workers moved around. I needed to get a soft painterly light in my images to match the original painting but the lighting was harsh and mixed I tried various methods to get this right including flash, also a ring flash it gives a softer feel to the light but nothing worked all too harsh. Eventually I used a mix of long exposures (when the scaffolding stopped swaying) and against my better judgment increased the ISO. Increases the sensitivity of the digital sensor.
An important part of the Nunalleq project is identifying new sites that could be under threat. This involves co-learning and knowledge exchange with community partners. Archaeologists are advising local people on how to recognise and record new sites when they are encountered, and local volunteers bring valuable knowledge of the region and the Alaskan wilderness to the research team.
© This image is credited to Rick Knecht, and is made available under Creative Commons BY
(African American neighbourhood), Boston, Massachusetts, 1976; destroyed in 1987, likely based on a cabinet card photograph by James E. Reed and P.C. Headley taken in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in October 1894; CC BY-NC-ND.
The views and experiences of artists such as Ms Ogunji are key to Stacey's research topic. Here Ms Ogunji is pictured at the New York edition of 1-54 art fair in the booth of 50 Golborne Art.
“This is the commercial centre of Butare. It was made by the Arabs in the 1920s so it’s sometimes called the ‘Arab Quarter’.
Today the old shops are being torn down to make way for new buildings.”
“I grew up in exile in Congo. When I returned home I studied at the National University of Rwanda here in Butare. I walked along this road to the university every day for five years.
Now the buildings are disappearing, I want to keep the memories. So I photograph the changing city.”