British Academy


British Academy

The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. It was established by Royal Charter in 1902, and is a fellowship of more than 800 scholars. The Academy is self-governing and independent.

As of June 2007, over 90% of the funds that the Academy administers are received as a grant from the Office of Science and Innovation (OSI), part of the UK's Department of Universities, Innovation and Skills.

Election as a Fellow of the British Academy recognises high scholarly distinction in some branch of the humanities or social sciences, evidenced by published work. Fellows may use the letters FBA after their names.

The Academy states its objectives as follows:

* to represent the interests of scholarship nationally and internationally;
* to give recognition to excellence;
* to promote and support advanced research;
* to further international collaboration and exchange;
* to promote public understanding of research and scholarship; and
* to publish the results of research.

Presidents of the British Academy, 1902–present

*The Lord Reay 1902–1907
*Sir Edward Maunde Thompson 1907–1909
*Samuel Butcher 1909–1910
*Sir Adolphus Ward 1911–1913
*The Viscount Bryce 1913–1917
*Sir Frederic Kenyon 1917–1921
*The Earl of Balfour 1921–1928
*H. A. L. Fisher 1928–1932
*John William Mackail 1932–1936
*Sir David Ross 1936–1940
*J. H. Clapham 1940–1946
*Sir Idris Bell 1946–1950
*Sir Charles Kingsley Webster 1950–1954
*Sir George Norman Clark 1954–1958
*Sir Maurice Bowra 1958–1962
*The Lord Robbins 1962–1967
*Sir Kenneth Clinton Wheare 1967–1971
*Sir Denys Lionel Page 1971–1974
*Sir Isaiah Berlin 1974–1978
*Sir Kenneth James Dover 1978–1981
*The Revd Owen Chadwick 1981–1985
*Sir Randolph Quirk 1985–1989
*Sir Anthony Kenny 1989–1993
*Sir Keith Thomas 1993–1997
*Sir Tony Wrigley 1997–2001
*The Viscount Runciman of Doxford 2001–2004
*The Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve 2005–

ecretaries of the British Academy, 1902–present

*Sir Israel Gollancz (1902-30)
*Sir Frederic G. Kenyon, G.B.E., K.C.B. (1930-49)
*Sir R. E. Mortimer Wheeler, C.H., C.I.E., M.C. (1949-68)
*Mr D. F. Allen, C.B. (1969-73)
*Dr N. J. Williams (1973-77)
*Mr J. P. Carswell, C.B. (1978-83)
*Mr P W H Brown, CBE (1983-2006)
*Dr R Jackson (2006 -)

Publications

Lectures and Conferences Papers

* British Academy Occasional Papers
* Proceedings of the British Academy
* Reissues of Proceedings lectures
* Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology
* Symposia
* Thank-Offering to Britain Fund Lectures

Monographs

* Archaeological reports (including BAMA)
* British Academy Centenary Monographs
* British Academy
* Miscellaneous research publications
* Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs
* Supplemental Papers

Research series

* Anglo-Saxon Charters
* Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi
* Classical and Medieval Logic Texts
* Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
* Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani
* Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum
* Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi
* Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources
* Early English Church Music
* English Episcopal Acta
* Fontes Historiae Africanae
* Oriental and African Archives
* Oriental Documents
* Records of Social and Economic History
* Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles
* Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
* Tabula Imperii Romani

Reports

* British Academy Review
* review reports

ee also

*Royal Society

External links

* [http://www.britac.ac.uk/ The British Academy]
* [http://www.britac.ac.uk/portal/ The British Academy research resources portal]


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