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.
Dr William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, discusses the project to retrieve the unique classical texts in the ‘Archimedes Palimpsest’ – a manuscript that contains treasures undiscovered for centuries.
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.
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.