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.
Professor Richard J. Evans FBA delivered the Raleigh Lecture on History in 2006. In it, he reviewed the evidence for the degree to which ordinary Germans exercised freedom of choice in backing Hitler’s regime. In this edited extract, he illustrates the extent and range of legal measures used to control the German populace, challenging the view that Nazi repression was directed only against small and socially marginal minorities.
Dr Piers D Mitchell and Dr Andrew R Millard describe the first surprising results from their research into the migration patterns of Europeans taking part in the Crusades. Their project illustrates the significant role scientific archaeology can play in supplementing knowledge based on the historical record.
One of the British Academy’s primary concerns is to communicate the value and significance of work done by scholars in the humanities and social sciences. This latest issue of the ‘British Academy Review’ is an important contribution, highlighting a range of research undertaken under the auspices of the Academy. The humanities and social sciences have much to contribute to the life of the nation. This edition of the ‘Review’ seeks to share with readers something of the variety and interest of recent work.