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British Academy Conferences

Held over two days, meetings that have been formally adopted as British Academy Conferences provide an opportunity for leading and emerging scholars to examine innovative themes in the humanities and social sciences, delivering events of lasting academic significance.

2017

Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Cross-Disciplinary Dialogues

New Light on Tony Harrison

The Anglosphere and its Others: The ‘English-speaking Peoples’ in a Changing World Order

Defending the Faith: Religious and Secularist Apologetics in Twentieth-Century Politics

Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

Tracing the Relationship between Inequality, Crime and Punishment: Space, Time and Politics

2016

Empathy Neuroscience: Translational Relevance for Conflict Resolution

Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture, 1516-2016

Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights

Distant and Neglected Voices: Women in the History of Linguistics

Using Behavioural Science to Target Prolific Criminals

European Attitudes to Immigration

2015

Aliens, Foreigners and Strangers in Medieval England, c. AD 500-1500

Splendid Innovations: The development, reception and preservation of screen translation

How Terrorist Groups ‘Learn’: Innovation and adaptation in political violence

The Race Relations Act @ 50

African Multilingualism: Motivations, modalities, movement and meaning

Interdisciplinary Barthes

2014

Slaveries Old and New: The Meaning of Freedom

Transforming Information: Record Keeping in the Early Modern World

Parliaments and Minorities: Ethnicities, Nations and Religions in Europe, 1848-1948

War: An Emotional History

After 2015: Development and its Alternatives

The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

2013

The Production and Circulation of Printed Books in the Occident and Orient: From the Accession of the Tang Dynasty (c.618) to the First Industrial Revolution

Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Tracing Networks: Communicating Knowledge in Antiquity and the Digital Age

Uses of the Past in Past Societies: A Global Perspective

When the Party's Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

The Cognitive Revolution 60 Years On

Desert Island Discs and the discographic self

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