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29 July 2013

A Special Relationship? Winston Churchill and Anglo-America Revisited

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Image (c) Ander McIntyre

A portrait of the distinguished historian Sir David Cannadine at the British Library before he delivered the 61st anniversary Fulbright Commission Lecture. Sir David's lecture was entitled, 'A Special Relationship? Winston Churchill and Anglo-America Revisited.'

Sir David Cannadine is a Fulbright alumnus himself. The lecture is available from the National Sound Archive, and was co-presented by the Eccles Centre for American Studies and The Fulbright Commission.

 Ander McIntyre is a Fellow of the Eccles Centre and and occasional contributor to this blog.


18 July 2013

William Gibson

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William Gibson.  Image © Ander McIntyre

A portrait of William Gibson in the British Library before taking part in a seminar entitled 'Who owns the story of the Future?' organised by the Eccles Centre for American Studies, on 24 May 2011.

William Gibson's first novel was Neuromancer (1984), and his fiction since then has dealt with virtual environments, the internet and steampunk dystopia. He was the first to use the word cyberspace in its current form.

Ander McIntyre is a Fellow of the Eccles Centre and an occasional contributor to this blog.

16 July 2013

From Ben Franklin to Brian Cox

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A portrait of Professor Brian Cox, photographed by Ander McIntyre, just before his talk 'Promoting the Wonders of Science' at the Benjamin Franklin Symposium in 2010.  The lecture, which was supported by the Benjamin Franklin House, the Eccles Centre for American Studies and the Royal Society, took place at the British Library in October 2010.

Brian Cox is high energy particle physicist, a Professor at the University of Manchester, and works on the ATLAS experiment at CERN.

Ander McIntyre is a photographer and a Fellow at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. He is an occasional contributor to this blog.

09 July 2013

Eccles Centre Writer in Residence: Andrea Wulf

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Image © Ander McIntyre

(Image (c) Ander McIntyre)

A portrait of Andrea Wulf taken last December in the British Library.  Andrea is a current Writer in Residence at the Eccles Centre for American Studies. Her latest book is Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (William Heinemann, 2012).

Ander McIntyre is a photographer and a Fellow at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. He is an occasional contributor to this blog.

20 June 2013

Naomi Wood

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Image © Ander McIntyre

A portrait of Naomi Wood at the Moghul exhibition at the British Library in December 2012.

Naomi is one of the Writers in Residence at the Eccles Centre for American Studies, the author of The Godless Boys (Picador) and Mrs Hemingway (forthcoming from Picador).

[Ander McIntyre is a photographer and a Fellow at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.  He is an occasional contributor to this blog.]

27 May 2013

Lyse Doucet at the British Library

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Lyse Doucet at the British Library. Image (c) Ander McIntyre

A portrait of Lyse Doucet, just before she delivered the 18th Annual Douglas W. Bryant Lecture at the British Library, entitled From Acadie to Arab Spring: Reflections on America's Place in the World, on 13 May 2013.  The Lecture was sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies.

See also Phil Hatfield's reflections on the Lecture, which will be published in due course.

[Ander McIntyre is a photographer and a Fellow at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.  He is an occasional contributor to this blog.]

21 May 2013

Justin Webb, James Montgomery Flagg and Uncle Sam

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Image: Justin Webb and Uncle Sam © Ander McIntyre


A portrait of Justin Webb, presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, just before delivering the third annual Benjamin Franklin House Robert H. Smith lecture in American Democracy ('Wise Up America! A Friendly Word from a Foreigner'), co-sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library on 10 May 2013.

James Montgomery Flagg's famous First World War recruiting poster image of Uncle Sam is from the current Propaganda: Power and Persuasion exhibition at the Library, which runs until 17 September.

[Ander McIntyre is a photographer and a Fellow at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.  He is an occasional contributor to this blog.]

16 May 2013

Noam Chomsky and Propaganda

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Noam Chomsky at the British Library, 2013 © Ander McIntyre

Ander McIntyre is a photographer and a Fellow at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.  He is an occasional contributor to this blog:

A portrait of Noam Chomsky just before he delivered a lecture at the British Library on 19 March this year, as part of the series of events under the banner of the Library's new exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion.

In 1988, Professor Chomsky wrote, in Language and Problems of Knowledge: The Managua Lectures (MIT Press),

Work of true aesthetic value follows canons and principles that are only in part subject to human choice; in part, they reflect our fundamental nature. The result is that we can experience deep emotion - pleasure, pain, excitement, and so on - from certain creative work, though how and why remains largely unknown. But the very capacities of mind that open these possibilities to us exclude other possibilities forever. The limits of artistic creativity should, again, be a matter of joy, not sorrow, because they follow from the fact that there is a rich domain of aesthetic experience to which we have access.

A film of Chomsky's conversation at the Library with Jonathan Freedland is on our YouTube channel.

[A.M.]