The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002
OUP/British Academy, Jul 15, 2004 - History - 213 pages
To mark its centenary in 2002, the British Academy invited leading universities around the UK to host public lectures on the current state of and future prospects for a cross section of the disciplines which fall within the Academy's compass. The Academy proposed the discipline and the universities nominated their preferred speakers. Those selected were drawn from Britain, Europe and the USA, and they rose magnificently to the challenge, while interpteting it in a way specific to their discipline. The eight essays (plus four commentaries) span the disciplines in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, from History of Art to International Relations and Geography. These are reflections on the stability and instability of the ways in which we organize knowledge and on how far the academic community can and should be involved in the shaping of public policy.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
What Have We Got
What is History Now?
The Adventures of the Optic Nerve
Geographical KnowledgesPolitical Powers
Is there a Feminine Genius?
Between Anarchy and Community in International Relations
Ireland Scotland and Wales
Comments on the paper of Keith Robbins
An Irish Perspective
A Welsh Perspective
A PostUkanian Response to Keith Robbins
Abstract Art Academy's American approach Arendt art history Athenian Athenian democracy Athens Barr Barr's Belfast Britain British Academy British Academy 2004 Cambridge Cannadine capital cartographic common complex conception constitutional context Council countries Courtauld Cubism deme democracy democratic discipline Dublin E. H. Carr economic Edinburgh Empire England example existence Gaelic geographical knowledges global historians human identity institutions International Relations Iolo Morganwg Ireland/Scotland/Wales Irish John Keith Robbins language lecture liberal literary literature London ment Modern Art multilateral Museum of Modern Northern Ireland organisation Oxford painting parties past perspective poetry political possible practice problem Professor Robbins Queen's University Belfast question realists recent regional Reverón scholars Scotland Scotland and Wales Scottish Gaelic sense social society space structures territorial theory thought tion tradition twentieth century Union University Press W. B. Yeats Welsh Language World Bank writing York