Jackie Marsh is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. ‘Childhoods and Play: An Archive’ was adopted as a British Academy Research Project in 2012.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 21 (January 2013).
This ‘From the Archive’ article describes the role of Charles Wakefield as a benefactor of the British Academy, in particular in helping the Academy in moving into its first permanent home - in Burlington Gardens - in 1928.
In October 2012 the British Academy published a volume of essays on ‘Registration and Recognition’, looking at how the individual has been documented in different periods of history and in very different societies across the world. In this extract from their introduction, editors Simon Szreter and Keith Breckenridge consider the implications of post-9/11 approaches to identifying and registering citizens, and explain how their volume contributes to the debate.