The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002 by John Morrill, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

by John Morrill
     
 

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

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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 highly personal 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197263129
Publisher:
British Academy
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Proceedings of the British Academy Series, #122
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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