Nationalism and the History of Ideas
Professor John Breuilly summarises his Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture, delivered on 27 May 1999 at the British Academy.
Macbeth and the Third Person
An extract from the Shakespeare Lecture, delivered by Dr Adrian Poole, on 21 April 1999 at the British Academy.
Two Political Poems
Marvell’s ‘Horatian Ode’ and Yeats’ ‘No Second Troy’. An extract from the Warton Lecture on English Poetry delivered by Professor A.D. Nuttall FBA, on 13 April 1999 at the British Academy.
Democratic Reform in International Perspective
Professor Richard Rose FBA introduces a series of seminars, established to open up the discussion of reform.
The Evolution of Cultural Entities (BAR)
A two-day interdisciplinary meeting was held at the British Academy in April on ‘The Evolution of Cultural Entities’. Sponsored jointly by the Academy and the Epistemology Group, it was planned by Professor Margaret A. Boden FBA and Professor John Ziman FRS. Professor M.A. Boden FBA reviews the event.
Fifty volumes of the Sylloge of British coins
A celebration was held in March 1999 at 10 Carlton House Terrace to mark the publication of the fiftieth volume of the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles: ‘Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Part I: Anglo-Saxon Coins to 1016’, by Dr V.M. Potin. Dr Mark Blackburn, General Editor, reviews the …
Letters of Charles Dickens (BAR)
The work of publishing the complete letters of Charles Dickens started under the general editorship of Humphry House, assisted by his wife Madeline House, in the 1950s. The first of 12 projected volumes appeared in 1965, and the final collection of letters covering the period 1867–1870 is on course for …
British Town Maps, 1470-1895
A catalogue and cartographical analysis. The study of the urban cartography of Great Britain forms part of a long-term research programme, based at Exeter University Geography Department, to record and analyse the pre-Ordnance Survey, large-scale (i.e. highly detailed) maps of the nation. The first two parts of the programme concerned …
Romano-British Writing Tablets (BAR)
Excavations at Vindolanda and Carlisle, Roman military posts to the south of Hadrian’s Wall, have yielded a remarkable collection of Roman writing-tablets, both ink writing-tablets and wooden stilus tablets. Based at the Centre for the Study for Ancient Documents in Oxford, a major interdisciplinary project on Romano-British Writing Tablets is …
Presidential Address, 1999
Delivered by Sir Tony Wrigley PBA to the 97th Annual General Meeting of the Academy, on 1 July 1999.
Anglo-Saxon Charters (BAR)
A joint committee of the British Academy and Royal Historical Society was set up in 1966 to plan the production of what is intended to be the definitive edition of the entire corpus of Anglo-Saxon charters. Six volumes have been published so far, and several more are in an advanced …