Dr Gary Williams, of the University of Essex, was awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant in 2006 to research into ‘US-Grenadian relations 1979-83: revolution and intervention in the backyard’.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 22 (Summer 2013).
Dr Peter Lambert and Professor Björn Weiler – both of the Department of History & Welsh History at Aberystwyth University – were joint organisers of the British Academy Conference on ‘Uses of the Past in Past Societies: A Global Perspective’, held at the British Academy on 11-12 June 2013. The conference brought together an international group of historians, anthropologists and art historians with expertise ranging from the 11th century to the 21st, and from Byzantium to post-colonial Ghana. They asked how societies have engaged with, debated, refashioned and used their pasts. Among the several themes to
have emerged repeatedly in the course of the conference were two which Lambert’s extract
exemplifies: first, an obsession with ancestry; second, a willingness to imagine or invent pasts which transcended divides between quasi-professional historians and others pursuing historical interests.
Dr Lisa Vanhala was a British Academy Postdoctoral
Fellow 2010-2012 at the University of Oxford and at
University College London. She is now Lecturer in
Politics at the Department of Political Science and
School of Public Policy, University College London.
Her research on legal mobilisation in the UK was
published in ‘Law & Society Review’ in September
2012. With Professor Chris Hilson, she organised a
British Academy workshop and roundtable on
‘Climate Change Litigation and Policy’ in April 2012.
The symposium resulting from the workshop was
published in ‘Law & Policy’ in July 2013.