Language Choice in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities
In partnership with the École Française d’Extrême-Orient, the British Academy held a policy-oriented workshop in Yangon to discuss the importance of language choice in higher education, particularly in the context of Myanmar, and promote lesson-sharing among countries in the South-East Asia region. The discussion benefited from the participation of experts …
Dogged by history: Why Israel’s powerful labour federation was rejected by the 2011 social protest movement
Dr Jonathan Preminger completed his doctoral research into labour relations in Israel under the supervision of Professor Uri Ram at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is now a British Academy Newton International Fellow at Cardiff University, where he is continuing his research into the political economy of Israel, focusing …
Fish ’n’ ships: a story about food and holistic outreach
Kristine Korzow Richter tells us all what we can learn from the fish we have eaten.
Persian language use and maintenance in New Zealand’s Iranian diaspora
Khadij Gharibi examines immigrant parents’ beliefs and practices in passing on their heritage language to their children.
Death Tolls and our Perception of Human Fatalities
The news coverage of the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile has been dominated by reports of ever increasing death tolls. One of the British Academy-funded Newton International Fellows, Dr Christopher Olivola, offers an explanation of why as individuals we react in such contrasting ways to different mortality rates.
When Homer met Phantasia: fiction, epic poetry and entertainment literature in Byzantium
Dr Aglae Pizzone is one of the British Academy’s Newton International Fellows.
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.