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).
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.
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.