Two scholars describe their experiences under the British Academy-Polish Academy of Sciences Agreement.
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Published in Review, January-July 2001.
Dr Ruth Leader was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (1998-2001) to work on visual culture in late antiquity. Here she describes the phenomenon of incorporating inscriptions and labelled figures personifying abstract concepts in the mosaics of the period, and considers their significance.
Since 1998, the British Academy has awarded small research grants to support a project in Jordan, conducted jointly by Dr Robert Bewley and Professor David Kennedy: they describe their work here. Also, at a conference held at the Academy in May 2001, the Academy launched its report on aerial archaeology: Dr Robert Bewley, convenor of the report working party, describes the significance of aerial survey for archaeology.
Dr Paul Binski delivered the 2001 Aspects of Art Lecture at the British Academy on 29 March 2001. In this edited extract, Dr Binski explores the artistic influences on the painters who worked in the great basilica at Assisi.