Graduate Studies Review (BAR)
Earlier this year (2000), the Council of the Academy decided to instigate an enquiry into graduate studies in the UK.
The Legend of the Great Game (BAR)
A persistent theme in the writings of Elie Kedourie was his mistrust of large, seemingly attractive concepts or ideas, ideas which were lightly advanced and quietly incorporated into political or historical folklore without being subject to the close and critical scrutiny which he rightly believed to be an obligation of …
Review of Research Support
Article about the report on ‘British Academy Support for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences’ (the product of a 1999-2000 review).
Educational Standards (BAR)
In October 1998 the British Academy invited a number of distinguished academics and researchers to present papers at a one-day symposium designed to bring together a number of perspectives on the issue of educational standards. The resulting publication, ‘Educational Standards’, is the first serious attempt to bring together such a …
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (BAR)
The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music is a joint project between Dr Margaret Bent FBA of the University of Oxford, and Professor Andrew Wathey of Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Julia Craig-McFeely, the Project Manager, is developing the archive, database, web site and documentation for the project and …
The John Foxe Project (BAR)
Professor David Loades, Director of the Project, explains the origin and significance of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, a work of central interest to the English Reformation under Elizabeth I.
Wallace Stevens: Hypotheses and Contradictions (BAR)
This extract is taken from the Warton Lecture in English Poetry, delivered by Professor Helen Vendler, on 17 May 2000.
The Master-Mind Lecture was delivered at the British Academy on 13 April 2000, by M.F. Burnyeat FBA. In this extract, he illustrates Plato’s power to speak across the millennia.
Aksum: An African Civilisation
Between 1993 and 1998, on behalf of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Dr David W Phillipson directed a five-year programme of field study at Aksum, the ancient Ethiopian capital. In an edited extract from his Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture, delivered at the Academy on 22 February 2000, he describes …
Presidential Address, 2000
Delivered by Sir Tony Wrigley PBA to the 98th Annual General Meeting of the Academy, on 6 July 2000.
[British Academy] Review, January–July 2000
The British Academy aims to publish a regular account of its activities by means of its new biannual ‘Review’. This issue of the ‘Review’ covers events and activities that took place during the first six months of the year, up to and including the AGM which took place in early …