British Academy Review 7
Examining Recent Civil Society Initiatives of the World Trade Organisation
Dr Michael Mason, Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, was awarded a British Academy research grant to examine emerging opportunities within the World Trade Organisation for communication on trade-related environmental concerns with non-governmental organisations. Here, he describes some of the findings from his research.
Neolithic Beginnings in Western Asia and Beyond
Professor Steven Mithen, University of Reading, reports on recent developments in our understanding of agricultural origins in Western Asia and his work in Wadi Faynan.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: New Technology, Enhanced Scholarship
Professor Brian Harrison, Editor of the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy’, describes how the new dictionary has been compiled, comparing the modern experience with that of the editors of the original DNB.
Military Operations in Cities
Dr Alice Hills, holder of a Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship 2001-02, describes some of the findings of her recent research project on the theory and practice of military operations on urban terrain.
[British Academy] Review, Issue 7
This issue of the ‘Review’ includes events and activities that took place during the first half of 2003 (January to July).
From the Archive: One hundred years ago (Election of new Fellows press release 1903)
The first election of new Fellows of the British Academy was at a General Meeting in March 1903. Illustrated is the draft press release recording this meeting.
Presidential Address, 2003
Delivered by Lord Runciman PBA to the 101st Annual General Meeting of the Academy on 3 July 2003.
Marriage Symbolism and the Papal Penitentiary
Professor David d’Avray, Professor of History at University College London, has been studying aspects of medieval marriage for some years. Here, he describes two cases that illustrate the close connection between marriage symbolism and law in the Middle Ages.
Faith, Fertility and the Field Economist
Dr Sriya Iyer was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2003) to work on ‘Religion, inequality and fertility in South India’. Here she describes one aspect of her research.
Divine Intoxication? Jesuit Georgic Poetry on Exotic Beverages
Dr Yasmin Haskell held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship between 1999 and 2002. Her book on Jesuit Latin didactic poetry is published by the British Academy in summer 2003. In the early modern period, the subjects of poems in the didactic genre were as multifarious as they were topical, including …