Dr Neophytos Loizides is Reader in International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent. He was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship in 2014.
The biennial British Academy Literature Week ran from 11 to 16 May 2015, bringing together academics, writers, artists, journalists and performers to explore the literary ‘Other Worlds’ of fairy tales and folk tales. Dr Claire Pascolini-Campbell, who works in the British Academy’s International Department, ties together some of the threads.
On 25 June 2015, the British Academy launched its report ‘Count Us In: Quantitative skills for a new generation’ at the House of Lords.
In 2014, ‘Understanding Society’ was adopted as a British Academy Research Project. Michaela Benzeval is Professor of Longitudinal Research at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, and Director of the ‘Understanding Society’ project. Professor Nick Buck is Director of ISER.
Tarnya Cooper, Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, and Charlotte Bolland, Project Curator for ‘Making Art in Tudor Britain’, write about the new British Academy publication, ‘Painting in Britain 1500-1630: Production, Influences and Patronage’, edited by T. Cooper, A. Burnstock, M. Howard & E. Town.
Tim Whitmarsh became A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge in October 2014. He held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship in 2012.
Dr Anastasia Kavada is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media, Arts & Design, at the University of Westminster. She was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship in 2013.
Dr Andrew Mumford is Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, at the University of Nottingham. He was the convenor of a British Academy Conference held in June 2015, which considered how new approaches to the study of terrorism reveal the processes and outcomes of terrorist ‘learning’.
A British Academy Conference on ‘The Race Relations Act @ 50’ was held on 9-10 July 2015. The conference was convened by Dr Iyiola Solanke of the University of Leeds and Mr Patrick Maddams of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
Dr Jan Machielsen is currently Departmental Lecturer in Early Modern European History at New College, Oxford. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow from January 2012 to September 2013. His British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monograph – Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation – was published in February 2015. …
Interview with the new Chief Executive of the British Academy.
Dr Kylie Murray is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford. Her research project is on ‘Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy in Scotland, c.1120-c.1570’. This article in the British Academy Review is on ‘A newly identified Scottish Boethius manuscript: Rethinking Scotland’s intellectual and literary culture in the Middle …
In his address to the Annual General Meeting on 16 July 2015, Lord Stern of Brentford presented the case for continued investment in the humanities and social sciences. This article is an edited version of that Presidential Address.
In September 1947, the President of the British Academy, Sir Harold I. Bell, and Sir Charles K. Webster (who would succeed him as President), visited Germany in order to enquire into the state of scholarship there in the aftermath of the Second World War. On their return they produced a …
On 2 July 2015, Sir Ian Kershaw FBA, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, delivered his Raleigh Lecture on History, ‘Out of the ashes: Europe’s rebirth after the Second World War, 1945-49’. A few weeks earlier, Sir Ian was interviewed for the British Academy Review by the …