Bob Davis

Bob Davis

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Bob Davis is professor of Religious and Cultural Education at University of Glasgow in Scotland. Bob Davis’s interests range widely across the domains of literature, cultural studies, anthropology, religion, the Philosophy of Education and Childhood Studies. He has taught, written and broadcast widely on the history of childhood, infant education and the intercultural representation of children and childhood in diverse contexts and media. His biography of Robert Owen and the New Lanark project captured many of these themes and he has continued to pursue research into constructions of babyhood, infancy and education from the early modern period onwards. His interests in lullabies has spanned the ethnographic, literary and musical appreciation of lullabies as an integral and near universal feature of childhood and child care. He is completing a major study of the English Lullaby, from the early medieval to contemporary forms. Davis has also been Editor of Journal of Philosophy of Education since 2010.