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).
Since its earliest years, the British Academy has published extended obituaries (memoirs) of deceased Fellows of the British Academy. Collectively the biographical memoirs of the British Academy make up a chapter in the intellectual history of Britain, and are used as a source by biographers and historians. The latest collection of memoirs, available as an open access resource via the Academy’s website, includes portraits of four scholars who in their different ways were pioneers in writing the history of science. These extracts give a flavour.
As usual, this issue contains articles derived from the British Academy’s programmes of events and publications. But the issue concentrates on the Academy’s support for academic research.
The Bentham Project is a British Academy Research Project. Members of the project team describe both an innovative research method, and what’s next in the ‘Collected Works’ pipeline.