On 2 July 2015, Sir Ian Kershaw FBA, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, delivered his Raleigh Lecture on History, ‘Out of the ashes: Europe’s
rebirth after the Second World War, 1945-49’. A few weeks earlier, Sir Ian was interviewed for the British Academy Review by the Reverend Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt FBA, Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford, and chair of the British
Academy’s Events and Prizes Committee.
Interview with the new Chief Executive of the British Academy.
In September 1947, the President of the British Academy, Sir Harold I. Bell, and Sir Charles K. Webster (who would succeed him as President), visited Germany in order to enquire into the state of scholarship there in the aftermath of the Second World War. On their return they produced a 6-page typed report of their findings.
A British Academy Conference on ‘The Race Relations Act
@ 50’ was held on 9-10 July 2015. The conference was
convened by Dr Iyiola Solanke of the University of Leeds
and Mr Patrick Maddams of the Honourable Society of the
Tarnya Cooper, Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, and Charlotte Bolland, Project Curator for ‘Making Art in Tudor Britain’, write about the new British Academy publication, ‘Painting in Britain 1500-1630: Production, Influences and Patronage’, edited by T. Cooper, A. Burnstock, M. Howard & E. Town.
In 2014, ‘Understanding Society’ was adopted as a British Academy Research Project. Michaela Benzeval is Professor of Longitudinal Research at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, and Director of the ‘Understanding Society’ project. Professor Nick Buck is Director of ISER.