British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr David Woodman reveals the steps that the Beverley clergy took to fill some awkward gaps in their legal records.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 17 (March 2011).
The 2010 Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture formed part of the British Academy’s
‘Medieval Week’, hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In this extract,
Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams starts by describing how two medieval Welsh poets
celebrated Owain Glyndwr’s less peaceful visit to Scotland.
Ethnomusicologist and former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Rachel Harris spent long periods of fieldwork in Xinjiang, in the remote desert region of Chinese Central Asia, listening and learning about the music of the Sibe, descendants of Qing dynasty military garrisons. In this edited extract from her book, ‘Singing the Village’, Dr Harris gives a biographical sketch of a village musician G’altu, and describes a typical wedding in Çabçal, a county in Sibe.
Dr Ruth Leader was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (1998-2001) to work on visual culture in late antiquity. Here she describes the phenomenon of incorporating inscriptions and labelled figures personifying abstract concepts in the mosaics of the period, and considers their significance.