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The 2015 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding has been awarded to Neil MacGregor for A History of the World in 100 Objects (Allen Lane, 2010) and Germany: Memories Of A Nation (Allen Lane, 2014). These publications have reached wide audiences across the globe both in published form, in English ...
1 Dec 2015
A British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow has unveiled her new project at the British Museum which will be the first exhibition dedicated to the early history of colour prints in Renaissance and Reformation Germany. Curated by Dr Elizabeth Savage, the exhibition will examine the earliest attempts to incorporate colour into printmaking in ...
1 Dec 2015
The British Academy welcomes today’s Spending Review announcement by the Chancellor. Together with the other national academies, the British Academy has urged the Government to maintain a strong research base across all disciplines, supporting growth and innovation and helping people lead healthier, fuller and better lives. Alun Evans, Chief Executive of ...
25 Nov 2015
The British Academy is pleased to announce the publication of its new book, 'Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism', edited by Professor Richard English FBA, Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at ...
24 Nov 2015
The eighth round of Newton International Fellowships has been awarded jointly by three of the UK’s national research academies – the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the UK Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills to ensure ...
11 Nov 2015
The British Academy has welcomed today’s House of Commons Science and Technology Committee statement on R&D investment, which urges the Government to set out a clear road map to increase science and research funding in the Spending Review in order to strengthen the UK’s competitiveness and productivity. In its joint ...
9 Nov 2015
Responding to the publication of the Government's Green Paper for Higher Education – Fulfilling Our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice – Alun Evans, Chief Executive of the British Academy, said:  "In the humanities and social sciences, as elsewhere, the UK's higher education sector is internationally renowned for ...
6 Nov 2015
A British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow is part of an academic research project that will investigate unopened letters from 17th-century Europe. 600 unopened letters found in a postmaster's trunk were rediscovered in The Hague's Museum voor Communicatie in 2012, along with 2,000 opened but undelivered letters. They date from between 1689 ...
5 Nov 2015
The British Academy will be one of the partners of a major inquiry into the future of public service television, chaired by Lord Puttnam. The Inquiry, www.futureoftv.org.uk, which is based at the Media and Communications department, Goldsmiths, University of London, is set up to consider the nature, ...
26 Oct 2015
The British Academy has announced a call for the British Academy Skills Innovator Awards, part of the Languages and Quantitative Skills Programme. The scheme extends the Academy's support to promote innovative research methods using languages and quantitative skills, through skills development, acquisition, collaboration or dissemination.The scheme is intended for researchers who ...
22 Oct 2015

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