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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


Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Melissa Terras

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

The ink and stylus tablets discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda are a unique resource for scholars of ancient history. However, the stylus tablets in particular are extremely difficult to read. ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263938
eISBN:
9780191734236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This series features studies of the lives and works of some of Britain's foremost scholars. This volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains nineteen obituaries of recently deceased ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264232
eISBN:
9780191734243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264232.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This series features studies of the lives and works of some of Britain's foremost scholars. This volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains sixteen obituaries of recently deceased ... 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


Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Volume 139 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains thirteen lectures in the humanities and social sciences delivered at the British Academy in 2005. Subject matter ranges from ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains ten lectures in the humanities and social sciences delivered at the British Academy in 2008. The lectures cover topics ranging from an exploration of the relationship between ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This series features distinguished works in the humanities and social sciences. This volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains fifteen lectures delivered at the British Academy in ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains fifteen lectures in the humanities and social sciences, delivered at the British Academy in 2003.


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


A False Start

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/9780197264294.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In general, modern governments invest only a small portion of the national income to the generation of new knowledge. In the United Kingdom, the Department of Science and Industrial Research carried ... More


Conclusion: The Ironic Condition: Hypochondria, Humanities, and Postmodern Medicine

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The conclusion summarizes the potential contribution to medicine of close attention to hypochondria, not as an individual psychopathology but as a condition of contemporary Western medicine itself. A ... More


Bible and Theology at an Enlightenment University

Michael C. Legaspi

in The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the German university in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It pays particular attention to the ways that the realities of the new university shaped ... More


From History to Theory

Kerwin LeeKlein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268814
eISBN:
9780520948297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. The chapters trace the development of academic vocabularies through the ... More


Can Faith Be More Than a Sideshow in the Contemporary Academy?

Robert Wuthnow

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Wuthnow describes changes in the way religion was treated in American higher education over the course of the twentieth century. He notes that religion has been largely eliminated from the sciences, ... More


Introduction1

Shula Marks

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The contributions to this collection were originally given at a conference held at the British Academy on 3–4 December 2008, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Academic ... More


Introduction

Reid L. Neilson and Terryl L. Givens

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As scholars of the American religious past and present continue to move away from the consensus model, in which the upstart Latter-day Saint tradition had no real fit, and embrace conflict, contact, ... More


Back on to the Agenda

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/9780197264294.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the reintegration of the need for Humanities Research Council back onto the public agenda and into the policy stream of the UK government. The issue of the Research Council for ... More


Board to Council

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/9780197264294.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The AHRB was given the core responsibility to produce 12,000 active arts and humanities researches over the UK. As of 1998, the Board had made over 4000 awards involving over 5000 researches. Across ... More


1938: The British Intellectual and Highbrow Culture

Mike Savage

in Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: The Politics of Method

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587650
eISBN:
9780191740626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587650.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on intellectual and highbrow culture in Great Britain in 1938. It criticises the perspectives on knowledge and expertise which assume that the intellectual position is ... More


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