Professor Robin Law, Chairman of the Africa Panel, describes the establishment and current work of the Panel.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
In February 2007 a multidisciplinary international workshop took place at the British Academy, organised by the Academy-sponsored overseas schools and institutes that support research on aspects of Ottoman history and archaeology. The workshop brought together archaeologists and historians to consider the results of British research on the Ottomans in a broader context. Dr Andrew Peacock, British Institute at Ankara,
highlights the importance of frontiers in understanding one of the major Empires of the world.
The current research of Dr Rachel Beckles Willson is concerned with examining western classical music in the Middle East. As one element in her programme, she spent time with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said. In this article, she considers the impact of the founders’ philosophies, and particularly Daniel Barenboim’s concepts of the ‘world of sound’.
Karen Wise, Professor John Sloboda FBA, and Professor Isabelle Peretz describe recent research into the condition of tone deafness, or ‘congenital amusia’, and consider the phenomenon of those who are not apparently tone deaf but who classify themselves as such.