Journal of the British Academy

A multi- and interdisciplinary open access journal publishing articles in the humanities and social sciences. Supplementary issues publish thematic collections of papers, put together by guest editors. The Journal showcases high quality articles associated with the Academy’s own programmes, activities and interests.

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‘Life As We Know It’: the value of the arts as a tool for reflection, story telling and affecting policy
Briege Nugent, Shaun Glowa and Iain Shaw, with Liam Docherty, Roxsanne McGowan, Jordan Lee and Chloe Williams
Posted 21 January 2022

Human beings in a theatre made for them: the child’s voice in contemporary theatre for young audiences
Tom Maguire
Posted 14 December 2021

Lost in translation: the reality of implementing children’s right to be heard
Carol Robinson
Posted 14 December 2021

Student voice in education
Sara Bragg
Posted 14 December 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 11, Citizenship, Marginality and Urban (In)security in Contemporary Africa
Edited by Kieran Mitton and Ibrahim Abdullah
Posted 6 December 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 10, Climate Policy, Regulation and Governance
Edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon
Posted 29 November 2021

Dams, moats, and cities: climate and societies in late-Holocene China
Yijie Zhuang
Posted 11 November 2021

‘The doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt’: slavery, empire and Mokyr’s industrial revolution
Aaron Graham
Posted 5 November 2021

Slavery, Atlantic trade and skills: a response to Mokyr’s ‘Holy Land of Industrialism’
Maxine Berg and Pat Hudson
Posted 5 November 2021

Britain’s Atlantic slave economy, the market for knowledge and skills, and early industrialisation: a response to Joel Mokyr’s ‘Holy Land of Industrialism’
Nuala Zahedieh
Posted 5 November 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 8, Climate, Disaster and Risk
Edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon
Posted 29 October 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 9, The Urban Impacts of Climate Change
Edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon
Posted 25 October 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 7, Climate Change, Public Health and Wellbeing
Edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon
Posted 14 October 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 6, Environmental History
Edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon
Posted 30 September 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 5, Climate Activism
Edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon
Posted 15 September 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 4, Global Border Making and Securitisation in the Early Modern World
Edited by Lisa Hellman and Edmond Smith
Posted 27 August 2021

Note from the Editors
Dawn Adès and Fiona Williams
Posted 11 August 2021

'The Holy Land of Industrialism': rethinking the Industrial Revolution
Joel Mokyr
Posted 11 August 2021

Published volumes and supplementary issues

Volume 9 (2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 1, Repositioning of Africa in Knowledge Production: Shaking off Historical Stigmas, edited by Juliet Thondhlana and Evelyn Chiyevo Garwe (1 April 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 2, Transitional Justice Discourse in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa, edited by Elias O. Opongo (25 May 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 3, Memories from the Margins: Violence, Conflict and Counter-Narratives, edited by Daniele Rugo and Nina Parish (22 June 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 4, Global Border Making and Securitisation in the Early Modern World, edited by Lisa Hellman and Edmond Smith (27 August 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 5, Climate Activism, edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon (15 September 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 6, Environmental History, edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon (30 September 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 7, Climate Change, Public Health and Wellbeing, edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon (14 October 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 8, Climate, Disaster and Risk, edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon (29 October 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 9, The Urban Impacts of Climate Change, edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon (25 October 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 10, Climate Policy, Regulation and Governance, edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon (29 November 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 11, Citizenship, Marginality and Urban (In)security in Contemporary Africa, edited by Kieran Mitton and Ibrahim Abdullah (6 December 2021)


Volume 8 (2020)

Volume 8, supplementary issue 1, A Mediterranean Perspective on European Union and Disunion, edited by Ash Amin (24 February 2020)

Volume 8, supplementary issue 2, Early Childhood Development in the Global South, introduced by Simon Goldhill and Philip Lewis (25 March 2020)

Volume 8, supplementary issue 3, Memories of Violence, edited by Charles Tripp (15 June 2020)

Volume 8, supplementary issue 4, Multidisciplinary perspectives on the child's voice in public policy, edited by Ruth Lister (28 September 2020)


Volume 7 (2019)

Volume 7, supplementary issue 1, Tackling Modern Slavery: Problems and Possibilities, edited by Brad K. Blitz (18 June 2019)

Volume 7, supplementary issue 2, Cities and Infrastructure in the Global South, edited by Caroline Knowles (7 August 2019)


Volume 6 (2018)

Volume 6, supplementary issue 1, Reforming Business for the 21st Century, edited by Colin Mayer (17 December 2018)


Volume 5 (2017)


Volume 4 (2016)


Volume 3 (2015)


Volume 2 (2014)


Volume 1 (2013)

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