British Academy Review 14
Liter8 Lrnrs: Is Txting Valuable or Vandalism?
Dr Clare Wood, Dr Bev Plester and Samantha Bowyer report some conclusions from their British Academy-funded research project.
The Global Financial Crisis - Why Didn’t Anybody Notice?
On 17 June 2009, a group of leading academics, economics journalists, politicians, civil servants, and other practitioners met at the British Academy for a round-table discussion of the current financial crisis. The question under discussion in this British Academy Forum had been framed by Her Majesty The Queen on a …
New Greek Texts From Oxyrhynchus
In June 2009, the British Academy hosted a workshop to discuss some of the exciting new texts pieced together by the Oxyrhynchus Papyri project – followed in the evening by a public presentation. Professor Peter Parsons FBA describes how these fragmentary documents give a unique insight into Greco-Roman civilisation.
Two Decades of Military Interventions: Questions of Law, Morality, and Effectiveness
In the past two decades, the UK has been involved, along with other countries, in many military interventions. There have also been cases in which states have failed to intervene. These actions, and failures to act, have raised a range of questions. In July 2009, a British Academy Forum explored …
Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender, and Political Culture in Britain, 1815–1867
A new British Academy book provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of women’s involvement in British political culture in the first half of the 19th century. In these extracts, Dr Kathryn Gleadle describes how women often engaged with politics issues through a prominent male relative – in this case, …