On 10 November 2010, the British Academy’s International Engagement Day considered
‘The Role of Area Studies in Higher Education’. Liz Lightfoot gives a flavour of the discussion.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 17 (March 2011).
The British Academy is publishing a volume of ‘Facsimiles of English Episcopal Acta, 1085-
1305’. The author, Dr Martin Brett, explains why it is so important to make available
images of these administrative documents.
The 2010 Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture formed part of the British Academy’s
‘Medieval Week’, hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In this extract,
Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams starts by describing how two medieval Welsh poets
celebrated Owain Glyndwr’s less peaceful visit to Scotland.
In his Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, Professor Ad Putter explored the personifications
of Old Age in the poetry of Charles d’Orléans and William Langland. In this edited extract, he discusses the portrayal of Old Age as an opponent in a tennis match.