At the heart of comparative literature worldwide is the idea of cultural encounter. Professor Wen-chin Ouyang FBA explores how we define and understand the field of comparative literature.
Initially called ‘humanities computing’, the field of digital humanities has grown tremendously over the past 40 or so years, as Professor David Berry explains.
The Reverend Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch FBA explains what exactly we mean when we talk about the humanities – and why they matter.
Professor Dame Anne Salmond FBA explains how her discipline, anthropology, is a humanity subject in every sense of the word.
Professor Charlotte Roberts FBA explains her field of archaeology and how it impacts our lives today.
Professor Lisa Tickner FBA explains the development of art history as an academic discipline and the questions it asks of the world around us.
Dr Alon Zivony explains the origins of cognitive psychology, corrects some common misconceptions and explores the discipline's aims and real-world applications.
Professor Rachel Griffith FBA explains the study of economics and how economists consider how policies and practices could help people make better choices; for themselves, their families, or for society.
Professor Annette Kuhn FBA looks back at the beginning of film studies as an academic discipline and what it means today.
Professor, barrister and Fellow of the British Academy Conor Gearty explains the study of law – and why we need it.