Professor Christopher Smout FBA, Historiographer Royal in Scotland, reflects on the relations between England and Scotland following the Union of the Crowns.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 8.
Dr Peter Hill held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sociology Department, University of Oxford between 2001 and 2004 to work on the relationship between indigenous and immigrant criminal groupings in contemporary Japan. He describes here some of his research on gangsters in Tokyo.
The British Academy awarded a series of research grants to Nigel Thorp for the preparation of a critical edition of an epic poem, La Chanson de Jérusalem. The work formed part of complete new edition of the Old French Crusade Cycle, an international project under the general editorship of Emanuel J. Mickel, University of Indiana, and Jan A. Nelson, University of Alabama. Professor Emanuel Mickel describes the work, which has recently reached completion with the publication of the final volume in the series.
Dr Julia Simner, University of Edinburgh, works in the field of experimental psychology. During her British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001–2004) she looked at how people processed the meaning of words from their preceding context. Her current research interests include the condition of synaesthesia – a joining together of sensations which are normally experienced separately – which she describes in this article.