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.
Professor Gertrude Himmelfarb FBA, Professor Emeritus of History in the City University of New York, delivered the 5th Elie Kedourie Lecture at the Academy on 15 May 2001. In the lecture, Profesor Himmelfarb illustrated the differences between the French and British Enlightenments by focusing on the distinctive social ethics in the two traditions. In this edited extract, she considers the influence of the French ‘philosophes’ upon the Revolution.
Delivered by Sir Tony Wrigley PBA to the 99th Annual General Meeting of the British Academy on 5 July 2001.