Professor J.E.S. Hayward FBA, Chairman of the Academy’s China Panel, reflects on a stimulating conference held in November 2000 under the aegis of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
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Published in Review, July-December 2000.
Professor Tim Unwin, Head of the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, has been undertaking research on rural change in central and eastern Europe since the early 1990s. Struck by the diversity of images appearing on the banknotes of the countries that he visited, and the very different ways in which these appeared to represent their emergent national identities, he was determined to examine the artistic and political processes involved in their creation. Research grants from the British Academy have enabled this initial fascination to be turned into a detailed banknote database, as well as an absorbing account of the very varied processes that led to their creation.
Professor Michael Lapidge FBA delivered the Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture at the British Academy on 12 December 2000. His theme was the narrative and intellectual sophistication of the Beowulf poet, and in this extract he introduces one of the elements in his argument.
An international colloquium held at the Academy at the end of September 2000 commemorated a remarkable academic enterprise lasting over fifty years, and recognised over thirty years of direct Academy support. Professor Averil Cameron FBA, Chairman of the PBE Project Committee, reflects on the past and recent achievements of prosopographical scholarship.