Delivered by Sir Tony Wrigley PBA to the 99th Annual General Meeting of the British Academy on 5 July 2001.
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Published in Review, January-July 2001.
The President of the British Academy always delivers an address to the Annual General Meeting. Cumulatively, they provide snapshots of the Academy’s activities and concerns over the years.
On 16-17 February 2001, the Academy hosted a two-day colloquium, ‘Lantern Projections’, which brought together over twenty invited speakers from the UK, the United States, Italy and Belgium. Its aim was to map the emerging ‘intermedial’ field of Lantern studies, involving early cinema specialists, art historians and lantern enthusiasts, and lay a basis for future concerted research. Professor Ian Christie FBA, who organised the colloquium with Professor William Vaughan, both at Birkbeck College’s School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, explains.
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.