Dr Erika Mansnerus conducted her research project on ‘Lifecycles
of Modelling’ as a British Academy Postdoctoral
Fellow 2009-2012 at the University of Cambridge and the
London School of Economics.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 21 (January 2013).
David R. Sorensen is Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He is also one of the senior editors of the Duke-Edinburgh Edition of ‘The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle’. The Carlyle Letters project is a British Academy Research Project.
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.
Dr Julia Simner, University of Edinburgh, works in the field of experimental psychology. During her British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001–2004) she looked at how people processed the meaning of words from their preceding context. Her current research interests include the condition of synaesthesia – a joining together of sensations which are normally experienced separately – which she describes in this article.