The acts of medieval English bishops, illustrated
The British Academy is publishing a volume of ‘Facsimiles of English Episcopal Acta, 1085- 1305’. The author, Dr Martin Brett, explains why it is so important to make available images of these administrative documents.
Portable Christianity: Relics in the Medieval West (c.700-1200)
Professor Julia M.H. Smith summarises the arguments she presented in her 2010 Raleigh Lecture. Her Raleigh Lecture on History was delivered in Edinburgh on 15 November 2010, as part of the British Academy Medieval Week.
Social mobility: drivers and policy responses revisited
In December 2010, a British Academy Forum reviewed the drivers of social mobility and policy programmes to enhance it. Professor Anthony Heath FBA and Dr Anna Zimdars reflect on what we have learned and what we still do not know.
British Academy Review, Issue 17, March 2011
‘A medieval mêlée’. This issue shows the activities of the British Academy contributing to policy and other topical issues. There are also a range of articles with a medieval theme – drawing both on the British Academy’s ‘Medieval Week’ held in November 2010, and on the rich variety of longstanding …
The survival of stained glass in Sefton, Lancashire
The two most recent catalogues in the British Academy’s series ‘Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi’ (‘Corpus of Medieval Window glass’) cover the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire. Their author, Dr Penny Hebgin-Barnes, explains how glazing with traditional religious themes survived the Reformation in north-west England.
Forging the Anglo-Saxon past: Beverley Minster in the 14th century
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr David Woodman reveals the steps that the Beverley clergy took to fill some awkward gaps in their legal records.
The stone sculptures of Anglo-Saxon England
The publication of the ‘Cheshire and Lancashire’ volume of the British Academy’s ‘Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture’ brings this important series closer to completion. The Corpus has significantly increased the number of known Anglo-Saxon monuments. The General Editor, Professor Rosemary Cramp FBA, explains how the Corpus volumes have encouraged debate …