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Journal of the British Academy

The online open-access Journal of the British Academy seeks to publish a conspectus of the state of scholarship across the Academy’s disciplinary interests, its content derived from the Academy’s own lecture programme.

Editors: Professor Simon Frith FBA; Professor Fiona Williams FBA.
The British Academy’s Publications Committee serves as the Journal’s Editorial Board.

ISSN 2052–7217
Creative Commons LicenseThe Journal of the British Academy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Recently posted articles

‘Soliloquies of suffering and consolation’: Fiction as elegy and refusal
John Burnside
Posted 5 December 2017

Burial mounds of Scythian elites in the Eurasian steppe: New discoveries
Hermann Parzinger
Posted 29 November 2017

The determination of love
Andrea Brady
Posted 16 November 2017

We don’t torture: Moral resolutions, temptation, and the doctine of double effect
Richard Holton
Posted 16 November 2017

Some turns in a ‘journey to the West’: Cosmological proliferation in an anthropology of Eurasia
Wang Mingming
Posted 9 October 2017

The duty to be generous (karam): Alternatives to rights-based asylum in the Middle East
Dawn Chatty
Posted 25 July 2017

Globalisation and wage inequality
Elhanan Helpman
Posted 19 July 2017

The stress test: Can stress ever be beneficial?
Ian H Robertson
Posted 19 July 2017

The UK’s changing party system: The prospects for a party realignment at Westminster
David Sanders
Posted 4 May 2017

Stages of papal law
David L D’Avray
Posted 27 March 2017

Whatever happened to lifelong learning? And does it matter?
John Bynner
Posted 21 March 2017

Penal power in America: Forms, functions and foundations
David Garland
Posted 18 January 2017

The rise of ‘no religion’ in Britain: The emergence of a new cultural majority
Linda Woodhead
Posted 8 December 2016

Passionate, eloquent and determined: Heroines’ tales and feminine poetics
Helen Cooper
Posted 18 October 2016

Modernist perambulations through time and space: From Enlightened walking to crawling, stalking, modelling and street-walking
Anne Fuchs
Posted 18 October 2016


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