Professor Marian Hobson FBA reports on the various activities the Academy is undertaking to draw attention to the crisis in language learning.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
In 1972, Professor Stanley Cohen FBA published his seminal work ‘Folk Devils and Moral Panics’. On 9 March 2007, Professor Cohen was joined at the British Academy by Professor David Garland, and Professor Stuart Hall FBA, in an evening meeting to reflect on what has happened to the notion of ‘moral panic’. In the edited extract below, Professor David Garland discusses the phenomenon of moral panic and its characteristics.
In February 2007 a multidisciplinary international workshop took place at the British Academy, organised by the Academy-sponsored overseas schools and institutes that support research on aspects of Ottoman history and archaeology. The workshop brought together archaeologists and historians to consider the results of British research on the Ottomans in a broader context. Dr Andrew Peacock, British Institute at Ankara,
highlights the importance of frontiers in understanding one of the major Empires of the world.
Professor Richard J. Evans FBA delivered the Raleigh Lecture on History in 2006. In it, he reviewed the evidence for the degree to which ordinary Germans exercised freedom of choice in backing Hitler’s regime. In this edited extract, he illustrates the extent and range of legal measures used to control the German populace, challenging the view that Nazi repression was directed only against small and socially marginal minorities.