Article about the report on ‘British Academy Support for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences’ (the product of a 1999-2000 review).
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, January-July 2000.
A persistent theme in the writings of Elie Kedourie was his mistrust of large, seemingly attractive concepts or ideas, ideas which were lightly advanced and quietly incorporated into political or historical folklore without being subject to the close and critical scrutiny which he rightly believed to be an obligation of stateman and historian alike. One such
concept is that of the ‘Great Game’. In an edited extract from his Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture delivered on 16 May 2000, Professor M.E. Yapp examines some aspects of this famous phrase.
Stained glass is a major form of medieval art, and provides the most immediately attractive aspect of many monuments. The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi project is publishing a series of comprehensive, fully illustrated catalogues of medieval window glass. Professor C.M. Kauffmann FBA, the Chairman of the Academy’s CVMA Committee traces the progress of the British project from its earliest days.
Earlier this year (2000), the Council of the Academy decided to instigate an enquiry into graduate studies in the UK.