Professor David Mattingly, Chairman of the Society, describes some of its activities and achievements in recent months.
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Published in Review, July-December 2001.
At a recent assembly of the Académie Royale des Sciences de Belgique, Professor Andrew Whiten FBA FRSE received the Delwart International Scientific Prize for 2001. The $10,000 prize is awarded every four years for a study linking ethology and cultural anthropology. Here he offers an overview of this interdisciplinary enterprise.
One of the first British Academy International Symposia was ‘Trust as a pre-condition to communication, social thinking and social practices during democratic transition in post-communist Europe’. It took place in the British Academy on 13-15 September 2001 and was organised on behalf of the Academy by Professor Ivana Marková FBA. Here Professor Marková summarises the event.
The long-term enterprise to decipher, reconstruct and publish the papyri found at Oxyrhynchus represents a collaboration between the British Academy, which adopted it as a Major Research Project in 1966, the Egypt Exploration Society, which funds the publication, the AHRB, which has given the project a five-year grant, the host institutions (Oxford University and University College London), and the numerous individual scholars and students who contribute to the research. Here Professor Peter Parsons FBA, Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford, and Chairman of the Project, describes the unique finds arising from the rubbish dumps of Oxyrhynchus.