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30th June 2017
Hokusai passed away at the age of 90 with some of his best work created in his later years. Michelangelo lived and practised until the age of 88, Monet until 86, O’Keeffe 98, Louise Bourgeois 98 and Titian 86. Case histories such as this point in one direction – the extraordinary flowering of artistic genius in old age. Drilling down into the subjects of lifelong creative endeavour, the neuroplasticity of the older brain and the correlation between ageing and heightened risk-taking, this panel discussion explores ageing and creativity across global art history, as well as the enduring example of Katsushika Hokusai, the self-declared 'old man crazy to paint'.
06th June 2017
This conference will discuss the role of human rights and equality in political transitions from violent conflict, with a view to informing efforts to foster inclusive political settlements and conflict resolution in fragile and conflict-affected states.
On Friday 27th January, the British Academy launched its new project which aims to articulate, for the first time, the skills that are inherent to the study of arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS), their value to the individual, and the contribution they do make and could make in future to society. Listen to our panelists and to our Chair Professor Sir Ian Diamond in conversation with Dr. Lucy Worsley.
Three series of symposia, each originally arising out of an established series of lectures. The subjects of these three series are Philosophy, Italian Studies, and American Studies.
The Dawes Hicks Lectures on Philosophy were endowed through a bequest from George Dawes Hicks FBA. The lecture was first delivered in 1955. In 1991, the British Academy’s Philosophy Section decided to convert them into a series of symposia, and the last lecture was held in 1992. The first Dawes Hicks Symposium was held in 1994.
06th March 2017
In this event we will explore questions relating to the meaning and conceptualisation of urban infrastructures. The question of infrastructure will serve as an entry point for wider reflections on the changing experience of nature, modernity, and urban space.
29th March 2017
Two of the world’s leading experts on terrorism - Richard English and Louise Richardson - look at the history of terrorism and ask whether it actually works. This is the inaugural lecture in a new series at the Oxford Literary Festival in which the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford invites an eminent figure to be in conversation with her.
13th March 2017
Join celebrated art historian, writer and curator Dawn Ades, as she chairs a panel discussion of former British School at Rome artist award-holders as they reflect on the impact of their own time in Rome upon their subsequent careers and the enormous inspiration to be gained from the city.
09th March 2017
The establishment of the Turkish Republic marked the end to a long era of conflict. Atatürk declared ‘peace at home and peace abroad’ as the republic’s guiding principle. This talk will ask if Turkey can ever again become a source of peace and stability in the region. Speakers will reflect on the prospects, against the current background of national, regional and international turmoil.
05th January 2017
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration and the British Academy are hosting the launch of the APPG's report into integration of immigrants in Britain.