Dr Liz Walker received a British Academy Small Research Grant to study the experiences of fathers who had spent time in prison. Here she reveals that it is a complex picture.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 15 (March 2010).
Professor Marianne Elliott FBA, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, discusses the legend that grew from the trial and death of Robert Emmet,
and its place in the development of Irish nationalist expression.
The British Academy and the Mexican Embassy collaborated to organise a public study day at the British Museum on ‘Moctezuma’s Feast’, linked to the Museum’s ‘Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler’ exhibition. The event, which took place on 21 November 2009, offered lively presentations on topics ranging from the mystical powers attributed to the frothy foam that topped cups of Aztec hot chocolate, to the relationship between ‘Tex Mex’ and ‘Mexican’ food. The organiser, Dr Rebecca Earle, here describes the clash of culinary cultures following the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico.
Dr Piers D Mitchell and Dr Andrew R Millard describe the first surprising results from their research into the migration patterns of Europeans taking part in the Crusades. Their project illustrates the significant role scientific archaeology can play in supplementing knowledge based on the historical record.