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.
Recent press reports have highlighted research on the location of Britain’s earliest house. Chantal Conneller, Nicky Milner and Barry Taylor provide further information on the British Academy-supported excavations at Star Carr.
On 23 September 2010, in his Joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture, Professor David Uzzell argued that behaviour-change approaches to climate change need to take account of the societal context that gives rise to the values and attitudes that drive our behaviours. As consumers, our preferences and actions – and as a consequence our greenhouse gas emissions and the impact we have on the environment – are shaped by the products and opportunities we are offered, which create new desires and
preferences. In this following extract, Professor Uzzell looks at the societal forces influencing our practices and identities as workers.