Professor David Loades, Director of the Project, explains the origin and significance of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, a work of central interest to the English Reformation under Elizabeth I.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, January-July 2000.
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.
A persistent theme in the writings of Elie Kedourie was his mistrust of large, seemingly attractive concepts or ideas, ideas which were lightly advanced and quietly incorporated into political or historical folklore without being subject to the close and critical scrutiny which he rightly believed to be an obligation of stateman and historian alike. One such
concept is that of the ‘Great Game’. In an edited extract from his Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture delivered on 16 May 2000, Professor M.E. Yapp examines some aspects of this famous phrase.
The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music is a joint project between Dr Margaret Bent FBA of the University of Oxford, and Professor Andrew Wathey of Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Julia Craig-McFeely, the Project Manager, is developing the archive, database, web site and documentation for the project and undertaking digital photography (where photographs are not supplied by the library or archive concerned) and the enhancement and virtual restoration of images obtained. The aims are to digitize, archive and enhance images of British manuscripts of medieval polyphonic music, a rich and neglected repertory that survives mainly in fragmentary and often barely-legible
sources. Work on the first phase of the project began in 1998 with funding from the British Academy. The project directors here describe the work, and present examples of recent successes.