#The British Academy

Marianne Mithun of the University of California, Santa Barbara Wins Major Award in Linguistics

Marianne Mithun, a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received the Neil and Saras Smith Medal from the British Academy for her groundbreaking research into Native American and Austronesian languages. The academy called her work a significant contribution to theoretical linguistics. Professor Mithun, the immediate past...
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William St. Clair, Leading Campaigner for Return of Parthenon Marbles, 83

LONDON, UK – William St. Clair, British historian, senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, author and leading campaigner for the return of the Parthenon Marbles passed away on June 30, The Times of London reported on September 10. He was 83.
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Interdisciplinary APEX Awards: 2021 recipients announced and 2022 round now open

Eight researchers and their collaborators have been awarded funding in the 2021 round of the APEX Awards. The grants, which promote collaboration across science, engineering, social sciences and humanities, are jointly awarded by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, with the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust.
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World-renowned philosopher earns Royal Society of Canada award

Will Kymlicka has been recognized with the Pierre Chauveau medal for outstanding contributions to the humanities. Queen’s researcher Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, has earned the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) Pierre Chauveau Medal for his distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities. Dr. Kymlicka is amongst...

Apleona Re-Awarded Electricity North West FM Contract

Content Contract Wins Apleona Re-Awarded Electricity North West FM Contract. Apleona HSG Facility Management UK is to continue its partnership with Electricity North West with a new FM contract. The company has been re-awarded Electricity North West’s cleaning, security and technical maintenance services contract. Electricity North West are one of...

Leading business figures to discuss British Academy proposals for promoting purposeful business

Leaders in UK business and industry – including the President of the CBI and the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange – will discuss the role of corporate purpose in the future of business at a virtual event marking the launch of the British Academy’s forthcoming report, “Policy and Practice for Purposeful Business” on Wednesday 22 September.
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Scientists May Have Figured Out Why Days Of The Week Feel Different

Image via ID 53949962 © Kostyantine Pankin | If you’ve ever finished a productive day and get that “it’s finally the weekend!” feeling, only to realize that it is, in fact, a Monday instead of a Friday, know that you’re not alone. And you’re not losing your marbles just yet—there’s a science behind it.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor Sir Michael G. Marmot MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRCP, FFPHM, FMedSci, FBA, Bevan Commissioner. Professor Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015) and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (Bloomsbury: 2004).  Professor Marmot holds the Harvard Lown Professorship for 2014-2017 and is the recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from 18 universities. Professor Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for over 40 years.

BAFTA Tweaks Film Awards Rules, Will Add Headshots of Performers to Voting Platform

A year on from its seismic review that saw more than 120 wide-ranging changes to its voting, membership and campaigning process, the British Academy has unveiled a number of considerably smaller tweaks to its BAFTA film awards voting rules, while also extending and amending eligibility criteria put in place during the pandemic. Barring a few exceptions, the eligibility period for the 2022 film awards — which will take place March 13 — runs Jan. 1, 2021 to March 11, 2022. Films released between Jan. 1 and July 1, 2021 are eligible should they meet the relaxed COVID-friendly criteria, essentially meaning they still...

A Fitting Award

Marianne-mithun-linguistics-uc-santa-barbara-current.jpg. The British Academy has awarded Marianne Mithun, a UC Santa Barbara professor of linguistics, The Neil and Saras Smith Medal for her groundbreaking research into Native American and Austronesian languages, which the academy called a significant contribution to theoretical linguistics. “I am delighted and deeply honored by this award,”...

Thomann-Hanry Surveys Grade II Listed Civic Centre

Content Products & Projects Thomann-Hanry Surveys Grade II Listed Civic Centre. A recent façade survey project saw London building restoration company Thomann-Hanry® travel 140 miles west to Gwent, where the local city council enlisted their expertise in surveying Newport Civic Centre. Standing at 180 feet, the clock tower of the...

British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding Shortlist Revealed

The shortlist has been revealed for the £25,000 British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, the international book award that rewards and celebrates the best works of non-fiction that have contributed to public understanding of world cultures. Previously known as the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, this...

07 Sep Where Next on UK-China Relations?

The UK’s Evolving Priorities, Geopolitical Developments, and China’s New Strategic Framework. Much has changed since the BFPG published ‘After the Golden Age’, our 2020 report on resetting UK-China relations – in Britain’s domestic landscape, in geopolitical terms, and in China itself. Taking stock of these developments and what they reveal...

Scholars in humanities and social sciences share insights into local peace processes in collection of multi-disciplinary studies

Policy specialists and academics in the humanities and social sciences highlight the role played by frequently overlooked forms of peace agreements in international peacebuilding in a new collection of essays published by the British Academy. Contributors to the collection argue that a wide range of local peace agreements – including...

York academic awarded British Academy prize for literary scholarship

A University of York academic has been awarded the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize by the British Academy, which recognises outstanding literary scholarship by women. Professor Gillian Russell from York’s Department of English and Related Literature received the award for her 2020 book ‘The Ephemeral Eighteenth Century’. The book explores the impact of printed ephemera (such as theatre tickets and advertisement hoardings) on Georgian society and literary culture.

Scholars' Convocation and W@G Book Release Celebration for Dustin Dixon and John Garrison

Performing Gods in Classical Antiquity and the Age of Shakespeare - The gods have much to tell us about performance. When human actors portray deities onstage, such divine epiphanies reveal not only the complexities of mortals playing gods but also the nature of theatrical spectacle itself. The very impossibility of rendering the gods in all their divine splendor in a truly convincing way lies at the intersection of divine power and the power of the theater. This book pursues these dynamics on the stages of ancient Athens and Rome as well on those of Renaissance England to shed new light on theatrical performance. The authors reveal how gods appear onstage both to astound and to dramatize the very machinations by which theatrical performance operates. Offering an array of case studies featuring both canonical and lesser-studied texts, this volume discusses work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Plautus as well as Beaumont, Heywood, Jonson, Marlowe, and Shakespeare.