The British Academy (@BritishAcademy_ )

The British Academy

Bio For the humanities and social sciences. We inspire, recognise and support excellence in research.
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AgoraPulse Manager : “The same person is likely to be judged by others as less intelligent when smiling than when not smiling in certain cultures.”

Professor Tony Manstead FBA on the history of how and why we #smile:
#WednesdayWisdom thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/when-did-…

AgoraPulse Manager : The #SyriacGalenPalimpsest is a unique manuscript containing the Syriac translation of a pharmacological treatise by the physician Galen. Join us in Manchester from 31 Oct for a #conference showcasing recent breakthroughs in deciphering its meaning: thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/explori…

AgoraPulse Manager : “In #AFistfulofShells, the historian Toby Green dismantles the racist myth of west African 'backwardness'.”

Read the The Guardian's review of one of this year's #AlRodhan Prize-nominated books: theguardian.com/books/2019/mar…

AgoraPulse Manager : “Scholarship on ancient dramatic texts is as old as the Renaissance... Oddly, however, the practice of #theatrehistory, until scarcely 20 years ago, remained firmly fixated on literary texts; especially on tragedy, Athens and the fifth century BC.” thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/whats-new…

Twitter Web Client : There is still time to sign up! Join us for our 10 week course and experience history in a whole new way #PersianStudies #art #workshop #miniatures SOAS Uni of London #CentreforIranianStudies bit.ly/2jWkHkp twitter.com/Parasolunit/st…

AgoraPulse Manager : "Is there, perhaps, a slowly growing feeling on both sides of the constitutional debate that maybe another attempt will have to be made to resolve the issue before too long?"

Professor John Curtice FBA discusses #StillYes and the likelihood of #IndyRef2: blog.whatscotlandthinks.org/2019/09/an-unr…

AgoraPulse Manager : "Once you start reading that guy, you get drawn in even if you disagree with him."

What would A.V. Dicey FBA, leading advocate of the #ruleoflaw who died in 1922, make of Britain’s current constitutional tangles? Vernon Bogdanor and Conor Gearty discuss: thebritishacademy.ac.uk/podcast/great-…

AgoraPulse Manager : “Mass Observers wrote about their everyday lives with the knowledge that their accounts would be read by #MassObservation staff & future researchers... their writing combines the intimacy of a diary with the self-reflection of an autobiography” Social Humanities thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/what-can-…

AgoraPulse Manager : “An indispensable guide to this vast movement” – the The New York Times review of one of our 2019 #AlRodhan Prize-nominated books, #Maoism by Professor Julia Lovell FBA: nytimes.com/2019/09/03/boo…

AgoraPulse Manager : Join us this Sunday to explore our Grade I-listed building on Carlton House Terrace, as part of Open House. Drop in for free any time between 11am and 4pm to explore the former home of Prime Minister William Gladstone and learn more about our work: thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/open-ho…

AgoraPulse Manager : “We might imagine that Howard Carter is kneeling to look in awe at the face of #Tutankhamun, or something suitably gold and glorious. In fact, he was looking at the still-closed doors of another shrine... dazzled not by gold but by photographic reflectors” thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/how-20th-…

Twitter Web Client : Would thoroughly reccomend this The British Academy report on UK science policy since 1916. Striking to see how the legacies of big decisions made decades ago (e.g. Rothschild in 1971, Guise in the 1980s) can still be felt today.
thebritishacademy.ac.uk/publications/p…

AgoraPulse Manager : “Beatrice Webb’s greatest and most positive impact has been on social welfare. She transformed the lives of many people in this country.”

– Professor Jose Harris FBA thebritishacademy.ac.uk/podcast/great-…

AgoraPulse Manager : "The National Audit Office estimates that the numbers of officially homeless are up 60% since 2010 and rough sleepers are up 134%."

Professor Pat Thane FBA analyses poverty in Britain in the past and the present: thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/how-pover…