Professor Albert Weale FBA, Chairman of the British Academy’s Peer Review Working Group, reports on the main findings and recommendations of the Review.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
A British Academy report launched on 5 September 2007. This review - overseen by an Academy Working Group chaired by Professor Albert Weale FBA - addresses issues relating to the current practice of peer review both for the purpose of awarding research grants and for publication in journals.
Dr William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, discusses the project to retrieve the unique classical texts in the ‘Archimedes Palimpsest’ – a manuscript that contains treasures undiscovered for centuries.
Professor Robin Law FBA has recently completed a three-volume edition of correspondence
relating to the English in West Africa during the last two decades of the 17th century. Although the period covered by this correspondence is brief, it was one of great historical significance. Below, Professor Law illustrates the scope of the correspondence, and discusses the range of sources used, highlighting in particular the importance of documentation of the Royal African Company that passed into private hands, and is now found in the Rawlinson collection in Oxford.