Up to 3 medals may be awarded each year, depending on the case assembled. The Medals were first awarded in 2013.
The achievement for which candidates may be nominated is likely to be (a) a publication of particularly outstanding significance for its discipline, in the form of a book, a journal article or other medium appropriate to the discipline concerned, or (b) a body of work assembled over a longer period. Candidates may be of any age, nationality or country of residence. If the nomination relates to a publication, the nominated work must be available in English.
How to nominate
Nominations may only be made by Fellows of the British Academy. Nomination forms are available from the Fellows area of the British Academy website.
Nominating body: Events & Prizes Committee
2017 Professor Antony Griffiths FBA for The Print Before Photography: An Introduction to European Printmaking 1550-1820 (British Museum Press, 2016)
2017 Professor Avi Shlaim FBA, University of Oxford for Lifetime Achievement.
2017 Professor Dame Marina Warner DBE CBE FBA, Birkbeck, University of London for Lifetime Achievement.
2016 Professor Tim Blanning FBA for Frederick the Great: King of Prussia (Allen Lane, 2015)
2016 Dr Susan E. Kelly for Charters of Chertsey Abbey (British Academy, 2015) and Charters of Christ Church Canterbury (British Academy, 2013)
2016 Professor David Lowenthal FBA for The Past is a Foreign Country – Revisited (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
2015 Professor Patricia Clavin for Securing The World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations 1920-1946 (Oxford University Press, 2013)
2015 Professor R F Foster FBA for Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland 1890-1923 (Allen Lane, 2014)
2015 Professor Robert Fowler FBA for Early Greek Mythography Volume 2: Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2013)
2014 Professor David Luscombe FBA for The Letter Collection of Peter Abelard and Heloise(Oxford University Press, 2013)
2014 Professor Geoffrey Parker FBA for Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (Yale University Press, 2013)
2014 Professor Thomas Piketty for Capital in the 21st Century (Harvard University Press, 2013, English edition 2014)
2013 Professor David Abulafia FBA, University of Cambridge, for The Great Sea: a Human History of the Mediterranean (Penguin Books, 2011)
2013 Dr Noel Malcolm FBA, All Souls College Oxford, for Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan (Oxford University Press, 2012)
2013 Professor Tim Shallice FBA, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, and Dr Richard Cooper, Birkbeck, University of London, for The Organisation of Mind (Oxford University Press, 2011)