British academy

The Fellowship of the British Academy

The British Academy Fellowship is over 900 scholars elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. Each year, the British Academy elects to its Fellowship up to 42 outstanding UK-based scholars who have achieved academic distinction as reflected in scholarly research activity and publication. Others based overseas can also be elected as Corresponding Fellows, and, in addition, the Academy can elect Honorary Fellows.

Information about individual Fellows

Listings of the Fellows, with links to individual web entries, can be found via the following categories:

For fuller definitions of the Fellowship, Corresponding Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship categories, please see About Fellowship.

Election to the Fellowship

Every year a limited number of Fellows are elected in the academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. On election, all Fellows are assigned to one of 18 broad disciplinary groupings, known as 'Sections'. For listings of the Fellows by these areas of expertise go to the Sections page.

Information on past and current elections can be found on the Elections pages.

For details of the process please see Election procedures.


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