British Academy Review 30
Editorial, British Academy Review, Summer 2017
Welcome to this Summer 2017 issue of the British Academy Review.
Moving ideas: The British School at Rome, 2009-2017
Christopher Smith reveals how the movement of people and ideas across the centuries has been studied through the work of the BSR.
The birth of Brazilian Amazonian cultures
Mark Harris looks back to the 17th century to find the origins of societies along the Amazon.
Paul Langford's polite and commercial Englishmen
This extract from Paul Slack’s extended obituary of Paul Langford (1945–2015) discusses his two books that redefined 18th-century England.
A vibrant, cosmopolitan and competitive research community
The British Academy’s Chief Executive, Alun Evans, picks out some highlights of the year 2016–17.
Understanding and changing: Care in enquiry and seriousness about values
Nicholas Stern reflects on his four years as President of the British Academy.
British Academy Review, No. 30, Summer 2017
Includes: Colin Mayer on making business fit for purpose. Nicholas Stern on understanding change. Hermione Lee on bad behaviour in biography. Stefan Collini on the vision of James Bryce. The hype about ‘neural plasticity’. The different portrayals of India.
Looking back at ‘The next thirty years’
Stefan Collini revisits Lord Bryce’s Presidential Address of 1917.
Genetic research in mestizo nations
Peter Wade reveals the temptation to read too much into genetic data in Latin American countries.
Colin Mayer: interview
Colin Mayer on teaching business, and trying to influence the future of the corporation.