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Creating the AHRC: An Arts and Humanities Research Council for the United Kingdom in the Twenty-first Century

James Herbert

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264294
eISBN:
9780191734335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264294.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This is an account of the establishment of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) from among the Research Councils of the United Kingdom in 2005. It focuses on the campaign carried forward ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume collects together lectures by distinguished scholars. One lecture examines medieval religious relics, focusing on what they actually comprised and asking how these paltry items came to be ... More


The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

John Morrill (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

To mark its centenary in 2002, the British Academy invited leading universities around the UK to host public lectures on the current state of and future prospects for a cross section of the ... More


Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich 1909–2001

Michael Podro

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

Ernst Gombrich was a prominent art historian in the UK and probably its best known humanist scholar during the last forty years of the 20th century. The status derived from two apparently unrelated ... More


In Due Course: The Government Decides

James Herbert

in Creating the AHRC: An Arts and Humanities Research Council for the United Kingdom in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264294
eISBN:
9780191734335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264294.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses how the government agreed to the commitment of establishing an Arts and Humanities Research Council. Following the achievement, aspiration, and resistance in the early years of ... More


The Schweich Lectures

Graham Davies

in The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264874
eISBN:
9780191754067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264874.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first series of Schweich Lectures were delivered in the spring of 1908 by Canon S. R. Driver, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford and one of the founding Fellows of the British Academy. But the ... More


National Biography and the Arts of Memory: From Thomas Fuller to Colin Matthew

Ian Donaldson

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The arts of memory and of biography have always been closely related. For instance, the memoir, which is an act of remembrance, has a double sense: it looks at the past and to the future, selecting ... More


Arts of Life: The Poetry of Inner and Outer Refinement

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the ancient didactic poems, man is regularly presented as a product of cultivation or as an object of art. In the preceding chapters, Jesuit poets framed snapshots of ideal life in Virgilian ... More


The Adventures of the Optic Nerve

John Elderfield

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the role of visual medium in art-historical study. It addresses the relationship of art history to the existential acts of painting and looking at ... More


Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Yasmin Haskell

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is the first dedicated study of the classical-style, Latin didactic poetry produced by the Society of Jesus in the early modern period. The Jesuits were the most prolific composers of such ... More


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