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A new British Academy report offers the first full evidence-based analysis of the impact of UK Open Access policies on the current pattern of humanities and social science journal publishing.The report, Open Access journals in Humanities and Social Science, investigates some of the major issues involved in the UKs Open ...
17 Apr 2014
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the British Academy (BA) today call for clear, open and meaningful information to be presented to the public ahead of the vote on Scottish independence. The RSE and BA have collaborated to produce a landmark book, offering the most comprehensive and factual views ...
8 Apr 2014
The British Academy and ESRC  have published a summary of a unique scoping workshop on sustainable prosperity co-hosted by the two organisations on 20 February 2014. This interactive event brought a diverse range of people and perspectives together to discuss novel ideas and fresh approaches to the ...
8 Apr 2014
British Academy President Lord Stern has today responded to the publication of the UN climate change report. In his role as ...
31 Mar 2014
The British Academy and Honor Frost Foundation have today published a briefing document calling on the UK Government to do more to protect Britains rich maritime legacy by ratifying the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.The steering group of senior archaeologists and underwater cultural heritage ...
23 Mar 2014
Michael Cook, University Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, has been awarded the 2014 Holberg Prize. A British Academy Corresponding Fellow, Professor Cook also gave the 2013 British Academy Annual Lecture in February 2013 on Islamic Fundamentalism. He is the first British ...
20 Mar 2014
The British Academy and the Royal Society note this weeks findings of the BBC Trust that last years Panorama programme on North Korea breached some of the BBCs editorial guidelines and as a result created risk of harm to the LSEs reputation.  The Presidents of the two academies, Lord Stern ...
20 Mar 2014
The British Academy has begun its search for a Chief Executive and Secretary to succeed Dr Robin Jackson. Further details are available from the Academy's recruitment consultant, Perrett Laver, and applications should be submitted via:www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 1500. The closing date for applications is Monday, 31 March 2014. ...
17 Mar 2014
The British Academy has today launched a new report advising the UK government on the importance of soft power in global relations and why it is essential to invest in the long-term assets that the UK has at its disposal. 'The Art of Attraction: Soft Power and the UK's Role ...
12 Mar 2014
Newly released QS World University Rankings show that despite large increases in investment by the US, China, Singapore and other Asian nations, UK universities remain world-leading in humanities and social science disciplines, with particular strengths in politics and international studies, geography, sociology, English, education, history, law, psychology, languages, economics and ...
26 Feb 2014

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