Professor Steven Mithen, University of Reading, reports on recent developments in our understanding of agricultural origins in Western Asia and his work in Wadi Faynan.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, Issue 7.
Professor Brian Harrison, Editor of the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy’, describes how the new dictionary has been compiled, comparing the modern experience with that of the editors of the original DNB.
Dr Yasmin Haskell held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship between 1999 and 2002. Her book on Jesuit Latin didactic poetry is published by the British Academy in summer 2003. In the early modern period, the subjects of poems in the didactic genre were as multifarious as they were topical, including meteorology and magnetism, raising chickens and children, writing and conversation. Here Dr Haskell considers poems on the social and medicinal benefits of coffee and chocolate illustrating the particular perspective of Jesuit ideology.
Dr Alice Hills, holder of a Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship 2001-02, describes some of the findings of her recent research project on the theory and practice of military operations on urban terrain.