Professor Christopher Smout FBA, Historiographer Royal in Scotland, reflects on the relations between England and Scotland following the Union of the Crowns.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 8.
On 23 October 2003, Professor Brian Simpson FBA delivered the Maccabaean Lecture in Jurisprudence, in which he took a wry look at the influence (if any) of international law on the conduct of states in relation to the use of force. To give this topical subject an historical perspective, Professor Simpson considered the role of international law in two cases of military action taken by the British in Norwegian territorial waters in early 1940, in spite of Norway’s neutrality – the first of them the interception by the Royal Navy of the German ship Altmark. This edited extract discusses the development of British thinking prior to the Altmark incident.
In 2003 the British Academy sponsored a conference in St Albans, drawing together a project to digitise the St Albans Psalter, and an edited volume on Christina of Markyate. Dr Jane Geddes, director of the digitisation project and organiser of the conference, describes the highlights.
Dr Neill Lochery, Director of the Centre for Israeli Studies at University College London, has been conducting research on the impact of Russian immigrants on contemporary Israeli politics. Here, he considers the degree to which they have become assimilated within Israeli society and their influence on the political agenda.