Fairy tales at the British Academy
The biennial British Academy Literature Week ran from 11 to 16 May 2015, bringing together academics, writers, artists, journalists and performers to explore the literary ‘Other Worlds’ of fairy tales and folk tales. Dr Claire Pascolini-Campbell, who works in the British Academy’s International Department, ties together some of the threads.
Count us in! Quantitative skills for a new generation (BAR)
On 25 June 2015, the British Academy launched its report ‘Count Us In: Quantitative skills for a new generation’ at the House of Lords.
Understanding society (BAR)
In 2014, ‘Understanding Society’ was adopted as a British Academy Research Project. Michaela Benzeval is Professor of Longitudinal Research at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, and Director of the ‘Understanding Society’ project. Professor Nick Buck is Director of ISER.
Under the microscope: New discoveries in British Renaissance art
Tarnya Cooper, Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, and Charlotte Bolland, Project Curator for ‘Making Art in Tudor Britain’, write about the new British Academy publication, ‘Painting in Britain 1500-1630: Production, Influences and Patronage’, edited by T. Cooper, A. Burnstock, M. Howard & E. Town.
Ian Kershaw in conversation with Diarmaid MacCulloch
On 2 July 2015, Sir Ian Kershaw FBA, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, delivered his Raleigh Lecture on History, ‘Out of the ashes: Europe’s rebirth after the Second World War, 1945-49’. A few weeks earlier, Sir Ian was interviewed for the British Academy Review by the …
How terrorist groups 'learn': Innovation and adaptation in political violence
Dr Andrew Mumford is Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, at the University of Nottingham. He was the convenor of a British Academy Conference held in June 2015, which considered how new approaches to the study of terrorism reveal the processes and outcomes of terrorist ‘learning’.
The Race Relations Act @ 50 conference: Where were you?
A British Academy Conference on ‘The Race Relations Act @ 50’ was held on 9-10 July 2015. The conference was convened by Dr Iyiola Solanke of the University of Leeds and Mr Patrick Maddams of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
An irresistible argument
In his address to the Annual General Meeting on 16 July 2015, Lord Stern of Brentford presented the case for continued investment in the humanities and social sciences. This article is an edited version of that Presidential Address.
Report on visit to Germany by Sir Harold Bell and Sir Charles Webster, 1947
In September 1947, the President of the British Academy, Sir Harold I. Bell, and Sir Charles K. Webster (who would succeed him as President), visited Germany in order to enquire into the state of scholarship there in the aftermath of the Second World War. On their return they produced a …
British Academy Review, Issue 26, Summer 2015
Includes: New discoveries in British Renaissance art. Also: Meeting Hitler’s biographer; How terrorists learn.
A newly identified Scottish Boethius manuscript
Dr Kylie Murray is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford. Her research project is on ‘Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy in Scotland, c.1120-c.1570’. This article in the British Academy Review is on ‘A newly identified Scottish Boethius manuscript: Rethinking Scotland’s intellectual and literary culture in the Middle …