On the 'Origins' of Science (BAR)
These extracts are taken from the third annual ‘British Academy Lecture’, delivered by Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd FBA on 18 November 1999 at the British Academy. He considers below three case studies taken from the ancient world illustrating the different conditions under which scientific investigations were carried out.
From Laurel to Fig: Petrarch and the Structures of the Self (BAR)
These extracts are taken from the Italian Lecture, delivered by Professor Nicholas Mann FBA, on 9 November 1999 at the British Academy.
The Survey of English Place-Names
The English Place-Name Society has been in existence since 1923, and has been supported morally and financially by the British Academy for most of these 77 years. The main purpose of the Society is to conduct and to publish a national place-name survey. Professor Richard Coates, President of the English …
From the Foreign Secretary (BAR 2)
The Foreign Secretary, Professor Nicholas Mann FBA reflects on his first months in office.
British Schools and Institutes Overseas and Sponsored Societies (BAR 2)
Report in British Academy ‘Review’, July-December 1999. The Academy’s sponsored Institutes and Societies have continued to be active in a variety of ways over the course of recent months, including conferences, lectures, taught courses and major fieldwork projects.
The Pendulum and the Pit: Changing Perceptions of the American Presidency
This is an extract from the Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American History delivered by Mr Godfrey Hodgson, on 26 October 1999 at the British Academy.
Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples (BAR)
To mark the centenary of the birth of Sir Harold Walter Bailey FBA (1899–1996) a symposium was held at Brooklands House, Cambridge, on 16–18 December 1999.The symposium was planned by Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams FBA, with the sponsorship of the British Academy and the Ancient India and Iran Trust. Dr Elizabeth …
Past, Present, Proust
In an extract from the Centenary Monograph produced by the Academy’s Philosophy Section, ‘The Arguments of Time’, edited by Dr Jeremy Butterfield FBA, Professor Gregory Currie considers whether fiction can tell us anything about time. His chapter is entitled ‘A Literary Philosophy of Time?’ and here he takes a case …
Politics as a Vocation
In an edited extract from his chapter in ‘The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century’, Professor Brian Barry FBA considers how the study of politics in Britain became professionalized over the course of the last century. In contrast to other contributors to the volume who provide a wealth …
President's Notes (BAR 2)
Notes by Sir Tony Wrigley, President of the British Academy, for the July-December 1999 issue of the [British Academy] Review.
New Urtext Edition: Beethoven Symphonies 1–9
Jonathan Del Mar began his work of compiling new Urtext Editions of the nine Beethoven Symphonies in 1995. Until now the edition most commonly used by orchestras has been the Breitkopf & Härtel, made as long ago as 1862–4, and the past four years’ research will result in the first …