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).
On 5 November 2008, the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University hosted a panel discussion, in partnership with the British Academy. The panel brought together key players who had brokered the 1998 Agreement, with others who are currently involved in the long-term process of cementing peace by facilitating reconciliation. The event was opened by Lord David Owen, Chancellor of the University. It was chaired by the Director of the Institute, Professor Marianne Elliott FBA, who served on one of the peace commissions preceding the Good Friday Agreement, and continues to write on issues underlying the conflict: here she reports on the evening’s discussion.
The two leading articles in this issue address topics of current public interest – trust in our public institutions and reconciliation of long-term conflicts. This issue also has a strong international flavour. Articles reveal both the impact of globalisation at the local level, and how local situations can defy simple global assumptions – as well as showcasing the wide range of scholarship on international subjects that is supported by the British Academy.
February 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the French composer Jean Servin. In the 1570s, Servin was a refugee from the Wars of Religion in France: Professor James Porter describes his visit to the court of King James VI of Scotland in search of patronage.