Posts from our Fellows, researchers and staff about the humanities, social sciences and the British Academy's work.
Dr Johanna Dale questions how a pious seventh-century Northumbrian king became the star of medieval German legends featuring mermaids and a talking raven.
Professor David d'Avray FBA explains how many taken-for-granted aspects of contemporary life can be traced back to the Middle Ages.
Professor Carole Hillenbrand explains how the academic discipline of Islamic studies seeks to explain what the Islamic world has achieved in the past and what the future holds for it.
Dr Victoria Van Hyning considers the new resonance of her research into the lives of English Catholics in convents between the 1530s and 1800s.
Professor Katharine Ellis FBA explains the academic study of musicology and its applications in everyday life.
Dr Marlé Hammond explains how the story of Laylā the Chaste challenges common assumptions about fiction in Arabic literature.
Professor John Baines FBA explains the study of ancient Egypt.