Raleigh Lectures on History
Thomas Carlyle and Oliver Cromwell
The Raleigh Lecture on History was delivered by Professor Blair Worden FBA, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, on 27 October 1999 at the British Academy. One hundred years ago (almost to the day when the lecture was given), the statue of Oliver Cromwell that stands …
Portable Christianity: Relics in the Medieval West (c.700-1200)
Professor Julia M.H. Smith summarises the arguments she presented in her 2010 Raleigh Lecture. Her Raleigh Lecture on History was delivered in Edinburgh on 15 November 2010, as part of the British Academy Medieval Week.
Stages of papal law
Full text of article by David L. D'Avray, posted to Journal of the British Academy, volume 5, pp. 37-59.
Radical physics: science, socialism, and the paranormal at Birkbeck College in the 1970s
Full text of article by Joanna Bourke posted to the Journal of the British Academy, volume 7, pp. 25-59.
The Scottish Enlightenment and the Matter of Troy
Full text of article by Colin Kidd posted to Journal of the British Academy, volume 6, pp. 97-130.
Rivers of blood: Illustrating violence and virtue in Russia's early modern empire
Full text of article by Valerie A Kivelson posted to Journal of the British Academy, volume 3, pp. 69-105.
The making and breaking of states: the end of empire in India revisited
Full text of article by Judith M. Brown posted to Journal of the British Academy, volume 1, pp. 133-149.
Charlemagne and Europe
Full text of article by Jinty Nelson posted to Journal of the British Academy, volume 2, pp. 125-152.