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The British Academy has today announced the recipients of its Skills Innovator Awards for 2016. The awards extend the Academy’s support to promote innovative research methods using languages and quantitative skills, through skills development, acquisition, collaboration and dissemination. The awards enable researchers with outstanding ideas for the development of skills in ...
29 Mar 2016
The British Academy is pleased to announce that 29 awards have been made through the British Academy's Rising Star Engagement (BARSEA) Scheme. This scheme provides funding of up to £15,000 to distinguished Early Career Researchers to assist their career development through organising interdisciplinary events for other Early Career Researchers. This year's ...
29 Mar 2016
Paul Heywood has given oral evidence to the International Development Committee, as part of its Tackling corruption overseas inquiry. Professor Heywood, Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics at the University of Nottingham, is leading the British Academy/DFID Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) partnership, a £3.6 million initiative to support leading international ...
22 Mar 2016
Shakespeare On Tour will broadcast the first of over 200 stories across BBC Local Radio stations and regional television in England and at bbc.co.uk/shakespeareontour today (Monday 21 March). To help bring these stories to life, the BBC has been working with the British Library to unearth stories from their ...
21 Mar 2016
A new report published by the British Academy today asks UK universities to consider examples of excellent quantitative skills teaching in social science departments in other parts of the world, if they are to reach the standards achieved by leading universities elsewhere.Measuring Up cites 16 case studies of social science ...
21 Mar 2016
The British Academy is wishing to construct an evidence base to demonstrate excellence in the ways in which humanities and social sciences is taught at UK universities. As part of this, the Academy will commission an analysis of teaching across its disciplines. This project forms part of the Academy’s remit to ...
11 Mar 2016
Being Human, the UK's national festival of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, is inviting applications for public event funding.Now in its third year, the festival will bring together leading academics, ...
9 Mar 2016
Leading scholars will meet at a British Academy conference on 7 – 8 March to discuss for the first time how research into the neuroscience of empathy could help find a new approach to the Palestine-Israel conflict. After 100 years of conflict between Palestinians and Jewish Israelis, this conference will ...
26 Feb 2016
The British Academy welcomes the Science & Technology Committee report which outlines the opportunities big data presents to the UK. The Academy's submission to the inquiry highlights the need to makes real and consistent effort to engage with what the Government calls one of the 'eight great technologies'. ...
12 Feb 2016
The British Academy has today, 12 February 2016, announced eight projects it will fund as part of its £4 million global anti-corruption research scheme in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID). The BA-DFID partnership is one component of DFID's Anti-Corruption Evidence ('ACE') Research Programme.Led by Paul Heywood (Sir ...
12 Feb 2016

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