Posts from our Fellows, researchers and staff about the humanities, social sciences and the British Academy's work.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruptions to global food supply chains. How can urban food systems help us build back better post COVID-19? Can urban agriculture address some of the sustainability and wellbeing challenges in the Global South?
Dr Eyal Poleg explores the material history of the Bible.
Dr Maisha Wester discusses the significance of the depictions of the racial "other" as the central figure of horror in American Gothic literature and media.
Professor Jim Secord FBA explains the tools used by historians of science to understand the process of knowledge in the making.
Dr Charlotte Ross and Dr Silvia Antosa explore the role of cultural representation – specifically literary texts – in the circulation of ideas about queer women in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dr Jayne Caudwell discusses her research project, 'Safe Swim' and how it explores whether swimming at a local indoor pool promoted individual and group wellbeing for transgender people.
Dr George Gosling and Dr Georgina Brewis explore the history of charity, the emergence of charity shops and the role they play in the community.
Professor Shadreck Chirikure, author of a new book on Great Zimbabwe, explains how archaeological excavations and narratives around this historic site have been shaped by colonialism.
Professor Usha Goswami FBA explains what it is that neuroscientists study and how their research impacts our understanding of what it is to be human.
Professor David Hand FBA explains the study of statistics and how it affects all of our everyday lives.
Professor Mantha Zarmakoupi explains how underwater archaeological surveys of centuries-old shipwrecks can shed light on ancient trade routes and geopolitics.
Professor Susan Golombok FBA explores turning points in 1978 that brought about fundamental shifts in our understanding of family.
Professor Daniel Miller FBA explores online communication and explains how anthropologists investigate the way we use smartphones.
Professor Andrew Louth FBA explains the history of the Byzantine Empire and the importance of understanding its history and culture.
The five shortlisted authors explore the legacies of empire, challenge popular misconceptions and question ideas of normality and belonging.
Professor Hannah Barker explores experiences of homeworking in 19th-century England.