Dr Colin Irwin explains how public opinion polls can be used in long-running conflicts to help the pursuit of peace.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 13 (June 2009).
Jonathan Del Mar began his work of compiling new Urtext Editions of the nine Beethoven Symphonies in 1995. Until now the edition most commonly used by orchestras has been the Breitkopf & Härtel, made as long ago as 1862–4, and the past four years’ research will result in the first complete scholarly edition of the Symphonies since that date. The method of research normally uses as a base the standard Breitkopf score, comparing this in every detail with all surviving sources, primarily from facsimiles and paper copies of microfilms; specific queries are then checked against the original manuscripts, held in repositories all over Europe. This project has been supported throughout the period by small research grants from the British Academy, and the final symphony, No.7, will appear in June 2000.
Here Jonathan Del Mar reports on the preparation of Symphony No.5, which was published in November 1999.
Karen Wise, Professor John Sloboda FBA, and Professor Isabelle Peretz describe recent research into the condition of tone deafness, or ‘congenital amusia’, and consider the phenomenon of those who are not apparently tone deaf but who classify themselves as such.
The Bentham Project is one of 50 longstanding
endeavours that bear the title ‘British Academy
Research Project’. The Director is Professor
Philip Schofield. Members of the Bentham Project at University
College London describe their work to promote the
study of a profoundly influential political thinker.