Identities in ‘Greater Senegambia’ and beyond: History and music in dialogue
Dr Toby Green is Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture, at King’s College London. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow between 2007 and 2010. He currently holds a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for his project on ‘Identities in Greater Senegambia and beyond: Interdisciplinary Approaches through History …
Rewrite the headlines! Helping young people evaluate how academic research is reported in the media
Dr Alan Gow, is Associate Professor in Psychology at Heriot-Watt University. He received a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award that helped launch a competition designed to engage young people in evaluating the coverage of research in the media. His project colleague, Dr Sinead Rhodes, is a Senior Lecturer in …
Five ways in which the medieval is relevant today
Dr Conor Kostick is Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham. In 2015 he received a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for his project on ‘Making the Medieval Relevant’.
The history of Arabic books in the digital age
Sarah Bowen Savant reveals how computer algorithms can aid the comparison of medieval Arabic texts.
The book that has influenced me most in the last 12 months
Ten British Academy-supported early career scholars reveal the books that made the greatest impact on them in 2016
Digital visualisation: Ancient Rome, and beyond
Dr Matthew Nicholls has been awarded a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for his project on ‘Digital Visualisation in the Humanities’. On 9 October 2015, he attended the British Academy Early Career Research Showcase event to give a presentation of his own digital visualisation of Ancient Rome, and he …
‘Big Society’, ‘good culture’, and aspiration
Dr Matthew Johnson is Lecturer in Politics at Lancaster University. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow from 2011 to 2014. He currently holds a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. His project explores social and political concepts through an innovative form of community-oriented participatory research.
British Academy Research Awards 2015-16
The British Academy provides a variety of grants and fellowships to support academic research, career development and wider engagement across the full range of the humanities and social sciences. Funding opportunities cover UK and international research from the postdoctoral level upwards, supporting the best ideas, individuals and intellectual resources.