The British Academy’s Director of External Relations, Tim Brassell, reports how the Academy has been corralling evidence of the public value of the humanities and social sciences.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 16 (October 2010).
British Academy panel discussion, held on 20 September 2010. Panel discussion on The panellists will seek to appraise how different kinds of “public value” can be measured and what is at stake if there are major cuts to public investment in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The Coalition Government has said that the 2010 Spending Review ‘will be a complete re-evaluation of the Government’s role in providing public services’. ‘It is time to rethink how government spends our money,’ the Chancellor has said. On 30 July 2010, a British Academy Forum sought to address the ‘big questions’. Professor Andrew Gamble FBA summarises the discussion.
In June 2010, the British School at Rome held a conference on ‘Language, space and otherness in Italy since 1861’. The conference organiser, Professor David Forgacs, explains how defining ‘the other’ has helped shape the Italian identity.