Dr Jessie Hohmann was a British Academy Postdoctoral
Fellow, 2009-2012. She is now Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary,
University of London.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 21 (January 2013).
Ethnomusicologist and former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Rachel Harris spent long periods of fieldwork in Xinjiang, in the remote desert region of Chinese Central Asia, listening and learning about the music of the Sibe, descendants of Qing dynasty military garrisons. In this edited extract from her book, ‘Singing the Village’, Dr Harris gives a biographical sketch of a village musician G’altu, and describes a typical wedding in Çabçal, a county in Sibe.
Dr Mandy Sadan is a former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and is now Reader in the History of South East Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monograph, 'Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma' (published in September
2013), considers why the Kachin State (in the north of Burma, sharing borders with China and India) has such a long history of armed resistance against the political heartland of Burma. In the following article, Dr Sadan considers the implications of the recent changes in Burma for the development of an inclusive higher education system.
A new British Academy book provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of women’s involvement in British political culture in the first half of the 19th century. In these extracts, Dr Kathryn Gleadle describes how women often engaged with politics issues through a prominent male relative – in this case, the leading anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Foxwell Buxton.