Article by Penny Coombe on the Roman sculpture from London and South-East England, which would form part of the latest British contribution to the international Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani – a definitive catalogue of the sculpture of the Roman Empire.
On 18 November 2014, the British Academy hosted a
showcase event that explored ‘The Social and Economic
Benefits of Cultural Heritage’. The evening featured
presentations by some of the British Academy-sponsored
overseas institutes. This article is based on the
presentation by Professor Bill Finlayson, Director of the
Council for British Research in the Levant.
Dr Gerbrand Tholen is a British Academy Postdoctoral
Fellow at the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational
Performance (SKOPE) at the Department of Education,
University of Oxford. His monograph ‘The Changing Nature
of the Graduate Labour Market: Media, Policy and Political
Discourses in the UK’ was published in September 2014.
In December 2014, the British Academy published an edition of Tallis and Byrd’s 1575 Cantiones sacrae, a collection of Latin motets dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I and intended to serve as a cultural ambassador in continental Europe. The volume’s editor, Dr John Milsom, discusses its origins, contents and significance.
On 31 October 2014, in celebration of World Cities Day
2014, the British Academy held a seminar on ‘Social
Innovation and Creative Responses to Global Urban
Challenges’, which highlighted the role and importance
of social innovation in contemporary urban change and
‘smart’ liveable city spaces. One of the speakers, Adam Greenfield, discusses two recent
examples of social innovation – in New York and Madrid.