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 Mattia Toaldo is a Research Fellow at the British School at Rome. In May 2013, a conference was held at the British Academy on ‘Constitutionalism and the Arab Uprisings: Politics and Law in a New Middle East’. The conference was jointly organised by the British
School at Rome, the Society for Libyan Studies, and the Centre for Global Constitutionalism at the University of St Andrews; it was supported financially by the Academy, as part of its ‘Arab Spring’ funding initiative.
Drawing on evidence ‘from the archive’, this is the story of how the distinguished economist John Maynard Keynes was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1929, having originally been rejected in 1920.
The text of Jane C Ginsburg’s British Academy Law Lecture – ‘From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: “All the world’s knowledge” and universal authors’ rights’ – was one of the first articles posted to the new online open-access Journal of the British Academy, in July 2013. The lecture discusses the legal implications of two competing claims: the utopian aspiration to provide access to all knowledge, and pursuit of the universal protection of authors’ rights. In this edited extract, Professor Ginsburg provides some background to the legal discussion by describing some historical examples of ‘access to knowledge’ utopianism.