Dr Meredith Shafto is engaged on a long-term project to understand the cognitive changes that happen as we age. In this article, she describes her current work on language comprehension.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
In February 2007 a multidisciplinary international workshop took place at the British Academy, organised by the Academy-sponsored overseas schools and institutes that support research on aspects of Ottoman history and archaeology. The workshop brought together archaeologists and historians to consider the results of British research on the Ottomans in a broader context. Dr Andrew Peacock, British Institute at Ankara,
highlights the importance of frontiers in understanding one of the major Empires of the world.
Read about historical and contemporary issues, from east and west, from software to music, from philosophy to psychology, from Nazi Germany to recent UK defence decision-making. Also policy issues, including copyright and the decline in the study of modern foreign languages.
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.