British Academy Review, Issue 24, Summer 2014
Includes: Defining a thousand years of medieval British writing. Also: Growing older, slowing down? Abolishing modern slavery. The importance of soft power. A 250-year-old cache of unopened letters. A First World War hospital for officers.
Reflections on building an inclusive higher education system in Myanmar
Dr Mandy Sadan is a former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and is now Reader in the History of South East Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monograph, 'Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds …
Hazard-human interaction in the Gobi Desert
Dr Troy Sternberg held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2010-2013. He is a researcher in the School of Geography at the University of Oxford.
The mystery of ancient Cypriot clay balls
Dr Philippa Steele is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. In May 2014, she delivered the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at All Souls College, Oxford, on ‘Society and Writing in Ancient Cyprus’.
The Bordeaux-Dublin letters project
In September 2013, the British Academy published an edition of ‘The Bordeaux–Dublin Letters, 1757: Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad’. Here one of the volume editors describes this remarkable cache of documents and the project that has brought them to life.
Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (British Academy Review article)
December 2013 saw the publication of the final fascicule (part) of the British Academy’s Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, an undertaking first proposed in 1913. Its current editor, Richard Ashdowne, reflects on bringing a hundred years of research to a close.