British academy

Past events 2006

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Saturday 14 January 2006
Trafalgar 1805-2005
Outputs: British Academy Occasional Paper (2007)

Monday 16 January - Tuesday 17 January 2006
Deponency and Morphological Mismatches
Outputs: PBA volume (2007)

Saturday 28 January 2006
Mozart 2006: Classical Music and the Modern World


Saturday 11 February 2006
Scholarship and the Freedom of Information Act: Year One
Outputs: text of speech by Lord Falconer; summary points

Tuesday 28 February 2006
How and Why Does Fairness Matter?
Keynes Lecture in Economics, by Professor K G Binmore FBA (This lecture was repeated at Bristol University on Tuesday 7 March 2006 - more)
Outputs: PBA paper (2007)


Wednesday 1 March 2006
Useful Knowledge
Lecture by Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern FBA, 5.00pm (a repeat of the 2005 Isaiah Berlin Lecture, venue: University of Manchester, Lecture Theatre B, Roscoe Building, Brunswick Street - campus map)

Saturday 4 March 2006
Herculaneum Study Day: Scholarship, Reception and Prospects
Study day

Tuesday 14 March 2006
Living apart, living together? The role of intergroup contact in social integration
Joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture, by Professor M R C Hewstone FBA
Outputs: PBA paper (2009)

Thursday 30 March 2006
Bonjour Paresse: Waste and Recycling in Gower's Confessio Amantis
Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, by Professor J Simpson
Outputs: PBA paper (2007)


Friday 7 April 2006
E-Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday 11 April 2006
Kinds of People: Moving Targets
British Academy Lecture, by Professor I M Hacking FBA, 5.30pm
Outputs: PBA paper (2007)

Thursday 20 - Friday 21 April 2006
The International Politics of EU-China Relations
Outputs: British Academy Occasional Paper (2007)

Tuesday 25 April 2006
Jonson, Shakespeare and the Invention of the Author
Shakespeare Lecture, by Professor C I E Donaldson FBA
Outputs: PBA paper (2007)

Wednesday 26 April 2006
2006 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium
Presentations, showcasing work of BA Postdoctoral Fellows

Friday 28 April 2006
The Neo-Darwinian Approach to the Anthropology of Religion


Thursday 4 May 2006
Nation and Covenant: The Contribution of Ancient Israel to Modern Nationalism
Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture, by Professor A Smith
Outputs: PBA paper (2007)

Wednesday 10 May 2006
The Marquis de Condorcet and the Meaning of Enlightenment
Master-Mind Lecture, by Professor L Daston
Outputs: PBA paper (2007)

Friday 12 May 2006
Working Together Across Disciplines: Challenges for the Natural and Social Sciences

Wednesday 24 May 2006
Coercion and Consent in Nazi Germany
Raleigh Lecture on History, by Professor R J Evans FBA University of Cambridge
(This lecture was repeated at the University of Manchester on Thursday 25 May 2006.)
Outputs: audio recording; BAR article (2007); PBA paper (2007)

Thursday 25 May 2006
Does Naval History Matter?
Panel Discussion


Monday 5 June 2006
Institutions and the Economy: Historical Perspectives

Tuesday 27 June 2006
Who's Creating Knowledge? The Challenge of non-university researchers
Panel Discussion
Outputs: audio recording


Thursday 24 August to Friday 25 August 2006
Lineages of Empire
Outputs: PBA volume (2009)


Friday 15 September 2006
Romanticism and Science

Monday 18 September 2006
Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?
Panel discussion, in association with the ESRC

Monday 18 September 2006
Copyright and Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Launch of a British Academy policy report, 5.00pm

Tuesday 19 September 2006
A.E. Housman's Rejected Addresses
Chatterton Lecture on Poetry, by Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, 5.30pm
Outputs: audio recording; PBA paper (2007)

Tuesday 26 September 2006
Qianlong's Pluralist Aesthetics: Writing a History of Buddhist Art in 18th Century China
Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture, by Professor Patricia Berger, 5.30pm


Wednesday 4 October 2006
Health, Happiness and Social Status
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm

Thursday 5 October 2006
Politics and Society in Contemporary India: Change and Diversity
Outputs: PBA volume (2010); BAR article (2010)

Wednesday 11 October 2006
The Search for Perfection: Atlantic Dimensions
Isaiah Berlin Lecture, by Professor Bernard Bailyn FBA, 5.30pm
Outputs: audio recording; PBA paper (2007)

Wednesday 18 October 2006
Does the Pensions White Paper repeat the mistakes of the past?
Panel Discussion (venue: Portcullis House, SW1)

Tuesday 24 October 2006
Judicial Independence: Who Cares?
British Academy Law Lecture, by Professor Sir Neil MacCormick FBA, 5.30pm
Outputs: audio recording; PBA paper (2007)


Wednesday 15 November 2006
Recovering Maya Civilisation
Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture, by Professor Norman Hammond FBA, 5.30pm
(The lecture was also delivered at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on Tuesday 14 November)
Outputs: RSE report; PBA paper (2007)


Wednesday 6 December 2006
'Now Shall I make My Soul': Approaching Death in Yeats's Life and Work
Warton Lecture on English Poetry, by Professor Roy Foster FBA, 5.30pm
Outputs: audio recording; PBA paper (2007)

Friday 8 December 2006
Repatriation, Restitution, and Reparations
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording

Wednesday 13 December 2006
The Archimedes Palimpsest and its New Texts: A British Academy Presentation Evening
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm