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23rd October 2013
In this period of, arguably, unprecedented economic, technological and social change, 'The Changing Face of Value' set out to explore and critique how our sense of value and values may be shifting or indeed completely changing. Search The British Academy archives for a diverse selection of informative lectures by a broad range of speakers.
05th November 2015
Jointly with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the British Academy hosted a two-day workshop on Tangible Cultural Heritage: New Methods and Approaches (5-7 November). Participants included leading experts in the fields of archaeology, cultural heritage management and architecture from the UK and China. The workshop was geared towards promoting the exchange of knowledge and best practice on key issues pertaining to the protection, conservation, restoration and use of archaeological sites, historical monuments and cultural artefacts. It highlighted cutting-edge methods and innovative approaches to preserving tangible cultural heritage, enhancing its socio-economic benefits, and promoting public appreciation of its value.
25th March 2015
On 25-26 March, the British Academy and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) held a joint workshop in London, aimed at promoting knowledge sharing and marshalling excellent social sciences and humanities research in support of a key policy debate which is of national and international significance. The event brought together 15 scholars and urban planners from the UK and China, to explore challenges and opportunities inherent in urban growth and development as well as exchange lessons learned. Presentations focused on a broad range of issues, including making better decisions for cities, low-carbon transitions, urban economies, designing effective social policies, reconstructing urban spaces, and the implications of ageing and migration for cities. The SASS delegation was led by Vice-President Professor Wang Zhen, and included representatives of the SASS Institutes of Economics, National Economics, Literature, Urban and Demographic Studies as well as the Department of Research and Development.
20th March 2014
The British Academy and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) held a joint workshop in Beijing, as part of a series of collaborative activities aimed at strengthening scholarly links and promoting policy dialogue. The event successfully brought together 25 leading scholars and policy makers from the UK, China and the USA.
British Academy Conferences bring together leading and emerging scholars from around the world to present and discuss new research in the humanities and social sciences. Held at the British Academy and universities across the UK, these landmark events offer students, scholars and specialists a chance to expand their networks and learn about the latest developments in their field.
25th November 2015
The British Academy and the CBRL British Institute in Amman organised a series of joint activities with a focus on research methods in social science. On 25 November, a seminar for university lecturers from across the MENA region (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, UAE, Egypt, Morocco) focused on the state of methodological training in MENA and how such training could be better integrated in teaching and research programmes.
24th October 2015
In collaboration with the British Institute of Persian Studies and the British Council, the British Academy convened a Researcher Links workshop on Cities: Past and Future. It brought together a mix of experienced academics and early career scholars from Iran and the UK, to exchange knowledge on topics related to cultural heritage, architecture and urban planning as well as build links for future collaboration. The workshop, which took place on 24-26 October in Edinburgh and St Andrews, included a public lecture by Professor Robert Hillenbrand FBA and a panel discussion on available funding opportunities for collaborative research between the UK and Iran.
16th October 2014
The workshop brought together 20 scholars from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, and the UK, to discuss challenges which researchers and university administrators in the Middle East and in the UK face in seeking to establish a secure basis for academic independence and excellence. Participants identified areas of common concern and explored how they could be tackled. The opening address was delivered by Dr Muhammad Saidam from the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, on behalf of HRH Princess Sumaya Bint el Hassan.
The Events and Prizes Committee co-ordinates and promotes a programme of public events in various formats and oversees the award of the Academy's portfolio of prizes and medals.