British Academy Review 8
In brief (BAR 8)
Short notices about: From Lucy to Language project; Dictionary of Medieval Latin; British Academy Book Prize 2003; Medals and Prizes 2004.
The Rule of Law in International Affairs (BAR)
On 23 October 2003, Professor Brian Simpson FBA delivered the Maccabaean Lecture in Jurisprudence, in which he took a wry look at the influence (if any) of international law on the conduct of states in relation to the use of force. To give this topical subject an historical perspective, Professor …
Robert Emmet: The Making of a Legend
Professor Marianne Elliott FBA, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, discusses the legend that grew from the trial and death of Robert Emmet, and its place in the development of Irish nationalist expression.
'A Monster Among Decisions': Prince Charles's Journey to Madrid, 1623
Dr Glyn Redworth, University of Manchester, describes a bizarre episode in British history, as the Protestant heir to the Stuart throne visited Madrid in an attempt to win the Spanish Infanta as his bride.
Israel's Soviet Immigrants
Dr Neill Lochery, Director of the Centre for Israeli Studies at University College London, has been conducting research on the impact of Russian immigrants on contemporary Israeli politics. Here, he considers the degree to which they have become assimilated within Israeli society and their influence on the political agenda.
Hearing Colours and Tasting Words: The Psychology of Synaesthesia
Dr Julia Simner, University of Edinburgh, works in the field of experimental psychology. During her British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001–2004) she looked at how people processed the meaning of words from their preceding context. Her current research interests include the condition of synaesthesia – a joining together of sensations which …
Kabuki-cho Gangsters: Ethnic Succession in Japanese Organised Crime?
Dr Peter Hill held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sociology Department, University of Oxford between 2001 and 2004 to work on the relationship between indigenous and immigrant criminal groupings in contemporary Japan. He describes here some of his research on gangsters in Tokyo.