Small Research Grant
Community Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland: Lessons from America
Dr Kieran McEvoy, Reader in Criminology at The Queen’s University Belfast, reports on a British Academy supported research trip to the USA in the summer of 2001 and how it relates to ongoing attempts at finding peaceful alternatives to paramilitary punishments in Northern Ireland.
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.
Marriage Symbolism and the Papal Penitentiary
Professor David d’Avray, Professor of History at University College London, has been studying aspects of medieval marriage for some years. Here, he describes two cases that illustrate the close connection between marriage symbolism and law in the Middle Ages.
Banknotes and National Identity in Central and Eastern Europe
Professor Tim Unwin, Head of the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, has been undertaking research on rural change in central and eastern Europe since the early 1990s. Struck by the diversity of images appearing on the banknotes of the countries that he visited, and the very …
New Urtext Edition: Beethoven Symphonies 1–9
Jonathan Del Mar began his work of compiling new Urtext Editions of the nine Beethoven Symphonies in 1995. Until now the edition most commonly used by orchestras has been the Breitkopf & Härtel, made as long ago as 1862–4, and the past four years’ research will result in the first …
Since 1998, the British Academy has awarded small research grants to support a project in Jordan, conducted jointly by Dr Robert Bewley and Professor David Kennedy: they describe their work here. Also, at a conference held at the Academy in May 2001, the Academy launched its report on aerial archaeology: …
Soldiers of Democracy: The Great War and African American Culture
Dr Mark Whalan is Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter. In the article below, he discusses African American soldiers’ experience of the Great War and the New Negro Renaissance.
Encountering the 'true dream' in Islam: a Journey to Turkey and Pakistan
Dr Iain R Edgar, University of Durham, recounts his findings from a research trip undertaken in 2005 to investigate the significance of dreams in a sample of Islamic cultures.
Migration in the Crusades to the Medieval Middle East
Dr Piers D Mitchell and Dr Andrew R Millard describe the first surprising results from their research into the migration patterns of Europeans taking part in the Crusades. Their project illustrates the significant role scientific archaeology can play in supplementing knowledge based on the historical record.
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
The current research of Dr Rachel Beckles Willson is concerned with examining western classical music in the Middle East. As one element in her programme, she spent time with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said. In this article, she considers the impact of the founders’ …