Grant winners

March 12, 2009


The British Academy has awarded 23 conference support grants, worth a total of almost £160,000, to UK scholars. The grants aim to promote dialogue and exchange within the humanities and social sciences. Further details about the Academy's Conference Support Scheme are available from

Award winner: Pierpaolo Antonello

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £3,353

Apocalissi: eschatological imagination in Italian culture from Dante to the present

Award winner: Peter Austin

Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Value: £2,500

Beliefs and ideologies on endangered languages

Award winner: Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies

Value: £13,067

The arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria (1250-1517)

Award winner: Philip Bullock

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £2,075

Russia in Britain 1880-1940: reception, translation and the Modernist cultural agenda

Award winner: Luisa Cale

Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Value: £4,600

Romantic disorder: predisciplinarity and the divisions of knowledge

Award winner: Christopher Carey

Institution: University College London

Value: £1,800

Eros in ancient Greece

Award winner: John Chapman

Institution: Durham University

Value: £4,520

Home, settlement and dwelling: temporal perspectives

Award winner: Lucy Donkin

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £2,585

Imagining Jerusalem in the medieval West

Award winner: Paulo Drinot

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £4,283

Global wounds

Award winner: Robert Evans

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £3,620

The changing landscape of East-Central Europe in transnational context c1700-1989

Award winner: Christopher Gill

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £2,144

Teleology in the ancient world: the dispensation of nature

Award winner: Anthony Heath

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £13,693

Affirmative action in the labour market: international perspectives

Award winner: Serena Heckler

Institution: Durham University

Value: £12,904

Indigenous studies and engaged anthropology: opening a dialogue

Award winner: Sebastian Hoffmann

Institution: Lancaster University

Value: £6,776

ICAME 30 (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English)

Award winner: Ed Hopkins

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £5,000

Relativity, inequality and public policy

Award winner: Martin Jones

Institution: King's College London

Value: £4,132

XXI Anglo-German Colloquium: seeing and visibility in the literature of the German Middle Ages

Award winner: George Leeson

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £19,515

Ageing in Latin America - developing the research agenda

Award winner: Eamonn O'Ciardha

Institution: University of Ulster

Value: £10,920

The plantation of Ulster 1609-2009: a laboratory for empire

Award winner: Dagmar Schiek

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £5,901

Multidimensional equality law second European conference

Award winner: Avi Shlaim

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £12,752

June 1967: the crisis and its consequences

Award winner: Trevor Stack

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £14,825

The category of religion: boundaries and their consequences

Award winner: Julian Stallabrass

Institute: Courtauld Institute of Art

Value: £5,000

Modernity's cultural politics: China in context

Award winner: Vincenzo Vergiani

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £8,552

Bilingual discourse and cross-cultural fertilisation: Sanskrit and Tamil in medieval India


Award winner: Ludovica Serratrice

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £69,051

Understanding language comprehension in bilingual children

Award winner: John Maloney

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £35,817

Voting behaviour, party strategy and economic voting

Award winner: John Hardcastle

Institution: University of London

Value: £244,858

Social change and English: a study of three English departments 1945-1965

Award winner: Guy Robinson

Institution: Kingston University

Value: £200,016

Lifestyles and life-courses: the social context of household waste management

Award winner: Karen McComb

Institution: University of Sussex

Value: £174,892

Age and experience as determinants of acquired knowledge in a non-human mammal

Award winner: Nicholas Barton

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £249,459

Cemeteries and sedentism in the epipalaeolithic of North Africa


European Research Council

Award winner: Martin Schroder

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: EUR2.5 million (£2.22 million)

This Advanced Grant will help to further groundbreaking research in energy and sustainability by supporting the development of new ideas and techniques in chemistry over the next five years. Researchers at the University of Nottingham are working to develop new nanoscale framework polymers for the storage and activation of gases (notably hydrogen) and volatile organic compounds, new catalysts for the reversible oxidation and photochemical production of hydrogen from water, and the clean and selective recovery of precious and high-value metals from process streams and ores by supramolecular recognition and binding.

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