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The British Academy has announced the second series of British Academy Debates, to be held in Autumn 2014 on immigration. These free public events will bring together leading academics from the humanities and social sciences to discuss the making of British identity, the politics of Britishness and immigration and the ...
14 Aug 2014
Throughout November the British Academy will be holding a series of events, including a concert, a poetry reading, a conference and an exhibition as part of the First World War Centenary Partnership.Led by the Imperial War Museum, the First World War Centenary Partnership is a global programme ...
4 Aug 2014
The British Academy has announced a panel discussion on themes explored in the British Academy Centenary Project, From Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain. This free, public event will take place at the British Academy on 19 November as part of the  ...
31 Jul 2014
The British Academy has appointed its 1000th Postdoctoral Fellow. Starting this Autumn, Dr Peter Kilroy will spend the next three years working at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King's College London researching the proliferation of documentary films by or about Australia's 'other' indigenous minority, Torres Strait Islanders, after ...
30 Jul 2014
A British Academy briefing on the disposal of radioactive waste has shed light on the reasons why the disposal of radioactive waste is proving to be so contentious, divided, and prolonged, and has made a series of recommendations on how the process might be improved. These recommendations ...
28 Jul 2014
The British Academy today announces the winners of its 2014 prizes and medals, which will be formally celebrated at the British Academys annual awards ceremony on 25 November 2014.For the first time, the Academy has awarded the Neil and Saras Smith Medal. This Medal will be awarded annually to recognise ...
24 Jul 2014
The British Academy has announced the extension of the Academy Research Project portfolio to include support for five research projects in the social sciences. The five new projects (selected from 22 proposals submitted) have been recognised for the excellence of their scholarship, and the promise and exciting nature of their ...
23 Jul 2014
At its Annual General Meeting today, the British Academy elected 42 highly distinguished UK academics from 19 universities as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding research. The new Fellows span the full range of the Academy's subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, from history to psychology, economics to ...
17 Jul 2014
The humanities and social sciences are an outstanding investment in what really matters in the future of the UK and the world more generally, the British Academys President, Lord Stern, said yesterday (17 July 2014).Speaking at its Annual General Meeting of Fellows , he said that the Academys two overarching ...
17 Jul 2014
The British Academy welcomes the Manifesto for Languages by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Modern Languages, which calls on all political parties to demonstrate a commitment to promoting language learning in their 2015 election manifestoes. The APPG argues that we need better foreign language skills in the UK not ...
14 Jul 2014

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