Welcome to this Summer 2017 issue of the British Academy Review.
Stefan Collini revisits Lord Bryce’s Presidential Address of 1917.
Christopher Smith reveals how the movement of people and ideas across the centuries has been studied through the work of the BSR.
Juliette Atkinson introduces us to the Victorians’ conflicted relationship with the French novel.
As India seeks to define its identity in its 70th anniversary, Bihani Sarkar reveals that it has always been the subject of myth-making.
Mirko Farina warns us not to get over-excited by claims for brain improvement.
Five personal accounts of this ‘early career’ support.
Martin J. Bayly reveals an Indian dimension to the development of International Relations studies.
Peter Wade reveals the temptation to read too much into genetic data in Latin American countries.
Mark Harris looks back to the 17th century to find the origins of societies along the Amazon.
This extract from Paul Slack’s extended obituary of Paul Langford (1945–2015) discusses his two books that redefined 18th-century England.
The British Academy’s Chief Executive, Alun Evans, picks out some highlights of the year 2016–17.
Colin Mayer on teaching business, and trying to influence the future of the corporation.
Hermione Lee talks about enthusing readers, and bad behaviour in biography.
Nicholas Stern reflects on his four years as President of the British Academy.