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’.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 22 (Summer 2013).
Richard Wyn Jones is Director of the Wales Governance Centre and Professor of Welsh Politics at Cardiff University. On 31 May 2013, he participated in a conference held at the British Academy on ‘Welsh Devolution in Perspective’. It looked at the historical and social ties between Wales, the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe, and asked ‘What next for
devolution?’ This conference was part of a series, ‘Wales, the United Kingdom and Europe’, held in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales.
On 27 February 2013, the British Academy held a conference on ‘What is Fundamentalism – and What Threats does it Pose to Today’s World?’ The event was convened at the suggestion of James Dunn, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Durham, and a Fellow of the British Academy. As well as examining the origins of
‘fundamentalism’ in early 20th-century American Protestantism (the subject of this article), the conference asked what are the conditions that cause fundamentalism to develop in different religions and cultures in modern times.
The Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding is the Academy’s most valuable prize, and will be awarded annually at least until 2017. At a ceremony held at the British Academy on 4 July 2013, the inaugural Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize was awarded to Karen Armstrong – in recognition of her body of work that has made a significant contribution to inter-faith understanding. This article includes an edited version of Karen Armstrong’s acceptance speech.