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.
The current research of Dr Rachel Beckles Willson is concerned with examining western classical music in the Middle East. As one element in her programme, she spent time with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said. In this article, she considers the impact of the founders’ philosophies, and particularly Daniel Barenboim’s concepts of the ‘world of sound’.