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British Academy Prizes and Medals Ceremony 2013

Two new awards were made for the first time in 2013: The British Academy/Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding and the British Academy Medals (for a landmark achievement in a humanities or social science discipline).

The 2013 ceremony was held on 14 November.


BRITISH ACADEMY MEDALS

The British Academy Medals have been established for the first time this year to recognise outstanding academic achievement. They are awarded for a landmark academic achievement in any of the humanities and social science disciplines supported by the Academy. Up to three awards may be made each year.

Professor David Abulafia FBA, Professor of Mediterranean History, University of Cambridge. Nominated achievement: The Great Sea: a Human History of the Mediterranean (Penguin Books, 2011)

Dr Noel Malcolm FBA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College Oxford. Nominated achievement: Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Professor Tim Shallice, Professor of Neuropsychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL and Dr Richard Cooper, Reader in Cognitive Science, Birkbeck, University of London. Nominated achievement: The Organisation of Mind (Oxford University Press, 2011)

 

BRITISH ACADEMY PRESIDENT'S MEDALS


Awarded for the first time in 2010, British Academy President's Medals reward "signal service to the cause of the humanities and social sciences". They complement awards given by the Academy for academic achievement, by identifying and rewarding outstanding leadership or contributions other than purely academic.

Ms Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty

Baroness Jean Elizabeth Coussins of Whitehall Park, House of Lords

Sir Peter Stothard, Honorary Fellow, Trinity College, University of Oxford and Editor of the Times Literary Supplement

Lord Williams of Oystermouth (Formerly The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams) Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge

 

BURKITT MEDAL FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES

Professor Francis Burkitt (1864–1935), elected a Fellow of the Academy in 1905, decided in 1923 to strike a number of bronze medals for presentation by the Academy to scholars in recognition of special service to Biblical Studies. After his death in 1935 the awards became known as Burkitt Medals.

Professor Ronald Ernest Clements, DD, Kng's College London

 

DEREK ALLEN PRIZE (MUSICOLOGY)

This prize commemorates Derek Allen (1910–1975), elected a Fellow in 1963, who served from 1969 to 1973 as Secretary of the Academy and from then until his death as Treasurer. It was founded in 1976 by his widow, Mrs Winifred Allen, and her sons to provide an award for outstanding published work by a scholar of any nationality in one of three academic fields in which Mr Allen had particular interest. Annual awards are made in turn in musicology, numismatics and Celtic studies. 2013 is the turn of Musicology.

Professor Arnold Whittall, King's College London

 

EDWARD ULLENDORFF MEDAL

Professor Edward Ullendorff was a Fellow of the British Academy from 1965 until his death last year. His widow Mrs Dina Ullendorff has established a Medal in memory of her husband and in view of his long association with the Academy, which he valued greatly. The Edward Ullendorff Medal will be awarded for scholarly distinction and achievement in the fields of Semitic Languages or Ethiopian Studies.

Professor Getatchew Haile FBA

 

JOHN COLES MEDAL FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

The John Coles Medal for Landscape Archaeology was endowed by Professor John Coles, a Fellow of the Academy for distinguished achievements, by any scholar based in Britain and Ireland, in landscape archaeology in any part of the world and in any period. The medal was first awarded in 2007.

Mr Christopher Taylor FBA

KENYON MEDAL FOR CLASSICAL STUDIES AND ARCHAEOLOGY

The founder of this Award, Sir Frederic Kenyon (1863-1952), was elected a Fellow in 1903 and served in turn as the Academy's sixth President and second Secretary. At his death he bequeathed the Academy a sum to provide a medal to be awarded to the author or work relating to classical literature or archaeology.

Professor Alan Cameron FBA.

PETER TOWNSEND POLICY PRESS PRIZE

Professor Peter Townsend was one of the most distinguished global figures in contemporary social policy and sociology. As an international researcher and public intellectual, he made an immeasurable contribution to analysis and policy-making in the areas of poverty and inequality, health inequalities, disability and older people. He was a Fellow of the British Academy. This prize was established to honour his memory following his death in 2009.

Professor Tracy Shildrick, Professor Robert MacDonald, Professor Colin Webster, Kayleigh Garthwaite for Poverty and insecurity: life in low-pay, no-pay Britain (The Policy Press, Bristol, 2012)


SERENA MEDAL

The Serena Medal was endowed by Mr Arthur Serena after Great Britain's alliance with Italy in the First World War, to be awarded annually ‘for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics'. The first award was made in 1920.

Professor Pier Vincenzo Mengaldo, University of Padua.

 

SIR ISRAEL GOLLANCZ PRIZE

This biennial prize in English studies was established by Mrs Frida Mond in 1924. It was the benefactor's intention to associate the prize with Sir Israel Gollancz, the first secretary of the Academy, ‘in token of a highly valued old friendship and his effort to further these studies'.

Professor Leslie Lockett, Ohio State University.

 

WILEY PRIZE IN ECONOMICS

The Wiley Prize in Economics rewards achievement in research by an outstanding early career economist. Research may be in any field of economics or economic history. The prize is sponsored by publisher Wiley-Blackwell and is worth £5,000.

Professor Philipp Kircher, University of Edinburgh.

WILEY PRIZE IN PSYCHOLOGY

This annual prize, made in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons Inc., provides an award of £5,000 in recognition of excellence in research in psychology. It alternately rewards lifetime achievement by an outstanding international scholar and promising early career work (within five years of doctorate) by a UK-based psychologist.

Professor Anne Treisman FBA FRS, Princeton University.