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Belfast exposed

The Northern Ireland peace process is seen through a lens in a new AHRC-funded curatorial project, resulting in a trio of photography events in Belfast.

Beyond the gene

A project is bringing together researchers from the humanities and the sciences to examine a potentially world-changing new area of study.

Biplane near Shanghai, 1927.

EP01-013. ©2013 Adrienne Livesey, Elaine Ryder and Irene Brien

The first prints in the albums were not taken by Ephgrave, but date from 1927, and were given to him by British military pilots serving with the 10,000-strong Shanghai Defence Force, sent to head off a feared Chinese nationalist assault on the foreign-controlled (and British dominated) International Settlement. A biplane flies over the countryside outside the city. The print has been damaged by the glue used to fix it in the album, but the romance of flight, and of Shanghai re-imagined, still comes through, and surely impelled the then 11-year old to collect the images.‚Äč

Black and Asian Shakespeare

Professor Tony Howard of University of Warwick initiated this project to bridge the gap in understanding of what black and Asian artists have achieved in Shakespeare in the UK.