A newly identified Scottish Boethius manuscript
Dr Kylie Murray is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford. Her research project is on ‘Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy in Scotland, c.1120-c.1570’. This article in the British Academy Review is on ‘A newly identified Scottish Boethius manuscript: Rethinking Scotland’s intellectual and literary culture in the Middle …
The origin of Arabs: Middle Eastern ethnicity and myth-making
Dr Peter Webb is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is author of "Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam" (2016).
Human nature in society
Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington argues that lessons from evolution can support academic critique of how society is run.
A passion for war poetry
Philip Lancaster tells how his study of the War Poets has inspired him to compose a new musical work.
Restorative Justice on Trial
At the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium on 22 April 2009, Dr Alice Forbess contributed to a discussion on how scholarship can offer perspectives on ‘global interactions’. Here she describes how a failure to understand local culture has complicated a well-intentioned initiative aimed at fostering reconciliation in Kosovo.
The portrayal of the graduate labour market in the media
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.
Motivation and global justice: Philosophy and practice
Dr Kerri Woods is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of York.
Dr Mark Kebbell, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, describes his research on jurors’ perceptions of eyewitness evidence.
Life on the Amazon (BAR)
Dr Mark Harris, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, uses two forms of ethnographic writing to explore the historical and social identity of a village of fisherpeople who live in Parú on the banks of the Amazon. He intersperses analytical chapters with narrative sections that describe …
The Death of Queen Victoria
In edited extracts from his book ‘Great Deaths’, Dr John Wolffe, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the Open University, describes the demonstrations of public grief and mourning following the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.