The British Academy unveils programme for its Summer Showcase

19 May 2021

The British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences in the UK, today presents the programme for the next edition of its Summer Showcase, an exciting combination of online talks, performances, demonstrations and activities exploring research into subjects ranging from early modern fortune-telling to the hidden histories of British hip-hop.

The Academy’s free annual festival of ideas for curious minds will run from 14-19 June, offering a mix of online and in-person events and the chance to hear directly from academics at the forefront of new research in the humanities and social sciences – from historians and archaeologists to psychologists and sociologists.

The six-day programme of 13 events includes:

All live events will be free to view and will remain accessible on the British Academy’s YouTube channel after the Summer Showcase ends.

The Summer Showcase builds on the success of the British Academy’s series of online events featuring Fellows and funded researchers throughout the year, including interviews with Leaders in SHAPE, weekly 10-Minute Talks and the Why History? series.

Professor Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy and historian, said:

“This year’s Summer Showcase promises to be captivating and thought-provoking from start to finish. It features a variety of new ideas and discoveries from the study of history, psychology, classical literature, contemporary music and much more, in entertaining and digestible formats.

“I am thrilled that researchers in these disciplines have embraced the challenge to share their insights into peoples, societies and cultures in delightfully creative and innovative ways.”

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