British Academy Review 11
Palace or Powerstation? Museums Today (BAR)
Mr Duncan Robinson, former Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, delivered the 2007 Isaiah Berlin Lecture. In this edited extract he describes some of the challenges that museums face today.
Clearing a Path through the Copyright Jungle
In the last issue [No. 10, 2007], Professor John Kay FBA reported on a British Academy review of the impact that copyright has on research in the humanities and social sciences. Here he brings us up to date with an important collaboration with the Publishers Association which is designed to …
The Effect of Taxes and Bans on Passive Smoking
Jérôme Adda and Francesca Cornaglia discuss a more precise way of measuring the impact of smoking bans on passive smoking, and report some surprising conclusions. (Dr Cornaglia gave a presentation on this topic at the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium in April 2008.)
'Levelled by booksellers': Sir Walter Scott, Robert Cadell, and the Economic Crash of 1825-1826
Dr Ross Alloway recounts a nineteenth-century tale of easy money and reckless speculation. (He gave a presentation on this topic at the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium in April 2008.)
Music for a late Anglo-Saxon Benedictine Abbey: The Winchester Troper
The British Academy has published a facsimile of the Winchester Troper, an eleventh-century manuscript held by Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Professor Susan Rankin discusses its origins and explains why it has an iconic status in the history of English music.