Short notices on: Evolving Societies 2008; Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalisation of
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 12 (January 2009).
In September 2008, the British Academy sponsored a unique gathering of world
specialists in the prehistory of the Andes. Dr Paul Heggarty and Dr David Beresford-Jones, the convenors and specialists respectively in the linguistics and archaeology of the region, discuss this test-case in how to converge the divergent perspectives of various branches of the humanities into a single, coherent vision of the human past.
From 1998 to 2005, Dr Felicitas Becker conducted hundreds of interviews in Tanzania, both to discover why and how many people had converted to Islam and to investigate why these Muslim congregations have produced Islamic radicals. This edited extract from her book, ‘Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000’, gives an account of conflicts among Tanzania’s Muslims, in particular the role of Muslim reformists – often referred to as the Ansar – who were highly visible and vocal during her period of research.
Dr Martina Tyrrell reveals the tensions that exist when conservation policies conflict with traditional ways of life on Hudson Bay. Dr Tyrrell was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow 2005–2008. She gave a presentation on her research at the 2008 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium.