Understanding global culture – and ourselves
Nayef Al-Rodhan, the sponsor of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, explains to the British Academy Review why we need to understand the interconnectedness of human cultures and the neuro-philosophical underpinnings of our human interactions.
Telling it like it is
At its Prizes and Medals Ceremony on 27 September 2017, the British Academy presented awards to celebrate excellence in a wide range of achievements across the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy Review spoke to two of the winners about their work.
Creating heritage: Vikings, Jorvik and public interest archaeology
Dr Peter V. Addyman was the Director of York Archaeological Trust from its foundation in 1972 to 2002, and instigator of the Jorvik Viking Centre. In 2015 he was awarded a British Academy President’s Medal in recognition of his significant efforts in making archaeology and historic heritage publicly accessible. Here …
A new introduction to Islam
At a ceremony in October 2016, Carole Hillenbrand offered some personal reflections on receiving the ‘Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding’ for her book ‘Islam: A New Historical Introduction’
Books that won British Academy prizes in 2016
The British Academy awards a range of prizes and medals each year. Some are for scholarly cumulative achievement over an extended period, but others recognise individual publications that have made a mark. Here are the citations for three books that were honoured by the British Academy in 2016.