The origin of Arabs: Middle Eastern ethnicity and myth-making
Dr Peter Webb is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is author of "Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam" (2016).
Dogged by history: Why Israel’s powerful labour federation was rejected by the 2011 social protest movement
Dr Jonathan Preminger completed his doctoral research into labour relations in Israel under the supervision of Professor Uri Ram at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is now a British Academy Newton International Fellow at Cardiff University, where he is continuing his research into the political economy of Israel, focusing …
Identities in ‘Greater Senegambia’ and beyond: History and music in dialogue
Dr Toby Green is Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture, at King’s College London. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow between 2007 and 2010. He currently holds a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for his project on ‘Identities in Greater Senegambia and beyond: Interdisciplinary Approaches through History …
Rewrite the headlines! Helping young people evaluate how academic research is reported in the media
Dr Alan Gow, is Associate Professor in Psychology at Heriot-Watt University. He received a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award that helped launch a competition designed to engage young people in evaluating the coverage of research in the media. His project colleague, Dr Sinead Rhodes, is a Senior Lecturer in …
Five ways in which the medieval is relevant today
Dr Conor Kostick is Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham. In 2015 he received a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for his project on ‘Making the Medieval Relevant’.
Digital visualisation: Ancient Rome, and beyond
Dr Matthew Nicholls has been awarded a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for his project on ‘Digital Visualisation in the Humanities’. On 9 October 2015, he attended the British Academy Early Career Research Showcase event to give a presentation of his own digital visualisation of Ancient Rome, and he …
‘Big Society’, ‘good culture’, and aspiration
Dr Matthew Johnson is Lecturer in Politics at Lancaster University. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow from 2011 to 2014. He currently holds a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. His project explores social and political concepts through an innovative form of community-oriented participatory research.