Professor David Mattingly, Chairman of the Society, describes some of its activities and achievements in recent months.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July-December 2001.
In February 2007 a multidisciplinary international workshop took place at the British Academy, organised by the Academy-sponsored overseas schools and institutes that support research on aspects of Ottoman history and archaeology. The workshop brought together archaeologists and historians to consider the results of British research on the Ottomans in a broader context. Dr Andrew Peacock, British Institute at Ankara,
highlights the importance of frontiers in understanding one of the major Empires of the world.
The British Academy and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq co-sponsored a conference on ‘Steady States: Institutional Stability in the Face of Political Change’, the proceedings of which have now been published. Dr Harriet Crawford explains how for thousands of years government practices and personnel managed to survive violent regime change in the Near East — until recent events.
In September 2013, the British Academy and the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (Gertrude Bell Memorial) held a conference on ‘Gertrude Bell and Iraq – A Life and Legacy’. This article by Dr Paul Collins, a Council Member of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, draws on remarks made by Professor Charles Tripp FBA at the conclusion of the conference.