Beyond the Frame Exhibition Launch

Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858 – 1950
Launch Event:  Wednesday 4th July 2012, from 5 – 7pm
Berrill, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes

The exhibition will be on show in the Berrill gallery. It will be launched with a brief panel discussion by the project team, followed by a talk by distinguished historian, Dr Rozina Visram on ‘The curry in history: from early origins to national dish’. A reception in the Berrill café will follow.

The discussion will begin at 5.30pm to allow the audience to view the exhibition. It will end at 7pm after the reception.

The primary objective of Beyond the Frame is to heighten public awareness of the depth of South Asian contributions to contemporary British life.  It is led by Principal Investigator and Director, Professor Susheila Nasta of The Open University, with Penny Brook, Lead Curator of India Office Records, British Library, Dr Florian Stadtler, Research Associate (OU) and pioneering historian of Asians in Britain, Dr Rozina Visram.

The exhibition is an OU partnership with the British Library and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The displays focus on a wide range of South Asian-British networks and interactions including South Asian contributions to sport, the arts, domestic, cultural and intellectual life, resistance and activism, as well as national and global politics in this early and little-known period of South Asian migration and settlement.

Please contact Heather Scott <Email: H.Scott@open.ac.uk> if you are able to attend.

For more background information on Beyond the Frame, please visit www.open.ac.uk/arts/south-asians-making-britain, the Asians in Britain website hosted by the British Library: http://www.bl.uk/asiansinbritain and the Making Britain online database: http://www8.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain which provides information about South Asians in Britain from 1870 to 1950, the organizations they were involved in, their British connections, and the major events in which they participated.

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