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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 22 (Summer 2013).
Drawing on evidence ‘from the archive’, this is the story of how the distinguished economist John Maynard Keynes was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1929, having originally been rejected in 1920.
Dr Mattia Toaldo is a Research Fellow at the British School at Rome. In May 2013, a conference was held at the British Academy on ‘Constitutionalism and the Arab Uprisings: Politics and Law in a New Middle East’. The conference was jointly organised by the British
School at Rome, the Society for Libyan Studies, and the Centre for Global Constitutionalism at the University of St Andrews; it was supported financially by the Academy, as part of its ‘Arab Spring’ funding initiative.
On 27 February 2013, the British Academy held a conference on ‘What is Fundamentalism – and What Threats does it Pose to Today’s World?’ The event was convened at the suggestion of James Dunn, Lightfoot Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Durham, and a Fellow of the British Academy. As well as examining the origins of
‘fundamentalism’ in early 20th-century American Protestantism (the subject of this article), the conference asked what are the conditions that cause fundamentalism to develop in different religions and cultures in modern times.