Tuesday 18 November 2014, 5.00pm The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Showcase event featuring British Academy-sponsored overseas institutes
Event leaflet (PDF file)
On 18 November 2014, the British Academy hosted a
showcase event that explored ‘The Social and Economic
Benefits of Cultural Heritage’. The evening featured
presentations by some of the British Academy-sponsored
overseas institutes. This article is based on the
presentation by Professor Bill Finlayson, Director of the
Council for British Research in the Levant.
Between 1993 and 1998, on behalf of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Dr David W Phillipson directed a five-year programme of field study at Aksum, the ancient Ethiopian capital. In an edited extract from his Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture, delivered at the Academy on 22 February 2000, he describes some aspects of one of the most remarkable civilisations of the ancient world.