Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington argues that lessons from evolution can support academic critique of how society is run.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 28 (Summer 2016).
A new British Academy book provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of women’s involvement in British political culture in the first half of the 19th century. In these extracts, Dr Kathryn Gleadle describes how women often engaged with politics issues through a prominent male relative – in this case, the leading anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Foxwell Buxton.
Dr Yasmin Haskell held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship between 1999 and 2002. Her book on Jesuit Latin didactic poetry is published by the British Academy in summer 2003. In the early modern period, the subjects of poems in the didactic genre were as multifarious as they were topical, including meteorology and magnetism, raising chickens and children, writing and conversation. Here Dr Haskell considers poems on the social and medicinal benefits of coffee and chocolate illustrating the particular perspective of Jesuit ideology.
Dr Martina Tyrrell reveals the tensions that exist when conservation policies conflict with traditional ways of life on Hudson Bay. Dr Tyrrell was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow 2005–2008. She gave a presentation on her research at the 2008 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium.