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04th November 2016
An invitation to give a lecture in one of the listed series is accompanied by an invitation to submit an article for publication in the Journal of the British Academy.
30th November 2016
For seven centuries the poetry of Mowlānā Jalāloddin Balkhi Rumi was a central part of the literary and oral canon for Muslims all over the Islamic world. The Masnavi offers an antidote to the ‘law-enforced’ Islam of fundamentalism of the 21st century. But familiarity with Rumi’s work among Muslims has declined.
24th November 2016
Ten years of excavation at Boncuklu, 9.5 kms north of Çatalhöyük in Anatolia, have provided new insights into the spread of farming in the early Neolithic, and the associated development of distinctive forms of household and corporate groups. The economic, social and symbolic worlds, and interconnections of these first farming communities was explored and, in the process, the antecedents of behaviours seen at Çatalhöyük revealed and considered.
23rd November 2016
What do we mean when we talk about Italian culture? In a post-national age, should we be studying Italian culture from a transnational perspective? This lecture discussed how our understanding is enriched when we concentrate on the web of interconnections between cultures and on how cultural practices are translated across place and time.
29th September 2016
How archaeological resources are used in the 21st century is an important concern, at both local and international levels. This lecture explores different approaches to valuing heritage, community and interest groups involvement, conservation, presentation, and the influence of any interventions on contemporary perceptions of the past. These issues are illustrated with case studies drawn from along the Silk Roads, including a number of sites within Turkey.
04th July 2016
This event will analyse the actual outcome, what it tells us about being English, and what it means for England as part of the UK and for the connections between its regions.
23rd June 2016
Cartoons designed to ridicule leaders and their policies have been a feature of political life both in the UK and internationally for centuries. Dr Britta Martens explores the art form from a historical angle, focusing upon satirical portrayals of Napoleon III in the Victorian era, while leading cartoonist Gary Barker discusses contemporary cartooning, offering an insight into his creative process.
08th June 2016
In the second of the British Academy’s ‘global perspectives’ series, world renowned political scientist Joe Nye considers the concept of political power on the global stage. How does it work between countries and their leaders? What does it really mean to be a global power