British Academy Review 6
Elementary, my dear Watson, the clue is in the genes ... or is it? (BAR)
On 5 November 2001, Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith FBA FMedSci, Head of the Neurocognitive Development Unit at University College London, delivered a special lecture at the Academy to celebrate the Centenary of the British Psychological Society. In this edited extract, she outlines the theme of her lecture.
Research Grants (BAR 6)
One of the most wide-reaching of the Academy’s activities is its awarding of research and conference grants. During the course of a year, the Grants Committee typically awards well over one thousand grants. Awards are given to support the individual research activities of scholars throughout the UK, both within the …
The Parsis of Bombay: their history and religion under British rule
Professor J R Hinnells has been visiting and researching Bombay Parsis since 1971. His current project - supported by a British Academy Larger Research Grant - is to write a history of the community and religion of Bombay Parsis.
Review of Graduate Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (BAR)
Professor Robert Bennett FBA, Chairman of the British Academy's Graduate Studies Review Committee, reports on the main findings and recommendations of the Review.
The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo: a Catalogue Raisonne
In October 2001 the latest two of the five volumes from this series published to date were launched at a reception hosted by the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle. Henrietta McBurney describes the history of the Paper Museum, and the project to catalogue it.
The Evolutionary Roots of Culture
At a recent assembly of the Académie Royale des Sciences de Belgique, Professor Andrew Whiten FBA FRSE received the Delwart International Scientific Prize for 2001. The $10,000 prize is awarded every four years for a study linking ethology and cultural anthropology. Here he offers an overview of this interdisciplinary enterprise.
Trust and Democratic Transition in Post-Communist Europe (BAR)
One of the first British Academy International Symposia was ‘Trust as a pre-condition to communication, social thinking and social practices during democratic transition in post-communist Europe’. It took place in the British Academy on 13-15 September 2001 and was organised on behalf of the Academy by Professor Ivana Marková FBA. …
Terracotta Female Figurines and Goddesses in Early Israelite Religion
Dr P R S Moorey FBA delivered three Schweich Lectures on 30 November and 1 December 2001 at the British Academy. His theme was the relevance of terracotta imagery to understanding the beliefs of ordinary people in Canaan, broadly the area covered by modern Israel and Palestine, from c.1650 to …
Vaccination: A Case Study in Risk Policy
A meeting on ‘Risk, Democratic Citizenship and Public Policy’ was organised jointly by the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. The conference brought together researchers to examine the issues that arise in the making of public policy decisions on questions of risk and safety, and to present the …
British Academy Centenary Monographs (BAR)
The British Academy is celebrating its Centenary in 2002. As part of the programme of events surrounding the Centenary, the Academy is publishing a series of major monographs to demonstrate the vitality of British scholarship at the start of a new millennium. The Academy’s Publications Secretary, Professor Fergus Millar FBA, …