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Under Way

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/9780197264294.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the developments in terms of research grants and research funding of the newly established AHRB. By 2002 to 2003, during its fifth year, the AHRB's total budget had increased ... More


Alexandria

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals, a patron of Greek culture, founded in Alexandria, capital of his Egyptian empire, the Library, the greatest depository of Greek literature, and the Museum, a ... More


Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

Katharine Ellis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195365856
eISBN:
9780199867738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

What did it mean for French musicians to sing Handel's choral music in the 1870s, to defend the operas of Lully and Rameau against hostile criticism, or to vote for Palestrina, alongside plainchant, ... More


SELF-REFLECTING-SELF: JEWISH MUSIC COLLECTING IN THE MIRROR OF MODERNITY

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Collecting music to provide mirrors for the reflection of self-identity had become a passion for modern Jews by the beginning of the twentieth century. Transforming the earlier storage chamber ... More


Palace or Powerstation? Museums Today: ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURE

DUNCAN ROBINSON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about art museums in England delivered by the author at the 2007 Isaiah Berlin Lecture held at the British Academy. It comments on the role of museums as ... More


Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

John Davies and John Wilkes (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume publishes all but three of the plenary lectures that were delivered during the XIIIth International Congress of Greek and Roman Epigraphy, held at Oxford in September 2007. Its format ... More


Some Optimistic Predictions (1970) About the Future of Music

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's predictions (which 30 years later seem to have proven largely correct) about the future of music that were first printed as part of the program note to a concert at the ... More


Epigraphy and the Media

Isabel Rodà

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Those with responsibilities for the display of inscriptions in museums and other public places have in recent years been addressing the challenge of how the riches of the ancient texts can be ... More


Occasions for Institutional Remembering

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses occasions for remembering. Occasions are a key issue for understanding how institutions work their past: they allow the study of remembering rather than the study of static ... More


Plunder or Preservation? Negotiating an Anglo-American Heritage in the Later Nineteenth Century in the Old World and the New: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Niagara Falls, and Carlyle’s House*

Melanie Hall

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter locates issues of heritage and preservation in broader debates about ownership of ‘natural’ and ‘cultural’ property and its stewardship (or conservation) as an emerging representation of ... More


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