Two scholars describe their experiences under the British Academy-Polish Academy of Sciences Agreement.
Dr Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis has been involved in the re-organisation and cataloguing of the Sasanian coins of the National Museum of Iran since 1999. Together with the fine collection of Sasanian coins at the British Museum, Dr Curtis has access to 7000 coins altogether, which she intends to put on …
The Correspondence of Robert Boyle
The publication of ‘The Correspondence of Robert Boyle’ in six volumes in August 2001 represents the triumphant completion of the project – conceived in 1989 and adopted as a British Academy Research Project in 1996 – for an edition of all extant to and from the scientist, religious writer and …
A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (BAR 5)
On 11 January 2001, a reception was held at the Academy to celebrate the publication the previous month of both the latest volume of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names and the proceedings of an Academy conference on ‘Greek Personal Names: Their Value as Evidence’. Elaine Matthews, joint editor of …
Through a Glass Brightly: The Magic Lantern in History
On 16-17 February 2001, the Academy hosted a two-day colloquium, ‘Lantern Projections’, which brought together over twenty invited speakers from the UK, the United States, Italy and Belgium. Its aim was to map the emerging ‘intermedial’ field of Lantern studies, involving early cinema specialists, art historians and lantern enthusiasts, and …
Presidential Address, 2001
Delivered by Sir Tony Wrigley PBA to the 99th Annual General Meeting of the British Academy on 5 July 2001.
[British Academy] Review, January-July 2001
The British Academy publishes a regular account of its activities by means of its biannual ‘Review’. This issue of the ‘Review’ covers events and activities that took place during the first half of the year, from January to July 2001. It is the fifth issue of the ‘Review’.
Since 1998, the British Academy has awarded small research grants to support a project in Jordan, conducted jointly by Dr Robert Bewley and Professor David Kennedy: they describe their work here. Also, at a conference held at the Academy in May 2001, the Academy launched its report on aerial archaeology: …
How Northern was the Northern Master at Assisi? (BAR)
Dr Paul Binski delivered the 2001 Aspects of Art Lecture at the British Academy on 29 March 2001. In this edited extract, Dr Binski explores the artistic influences on the painters who worked in the great basilica at Assisi.
The Vision of Keith Douglas
Keith Douglas (1920-1944), poet, artist, prose writer and veteran of El Alamein, was the subject of the 2001 Chatterton Lecture, delivered at the British Academy on 26 April 2001 by Dr Tim Kendall. In this edited extract, Dr Kendall considers the centrality of the ‘visual’ in Douglas’s poetry.
Records of Social and Economic History (BAR 5)
The thirtieth volume in the New Series of Records of Social and Economic History was published in June 2001. Professor Michael Thompson FBA, Chairman of the editorial committee and General Editor of the series, discusses the past achievements and future ambitions of this highly regarded British Academy series.