The British Academy Summer Showcase 2022
17 - 18 Jun 2022 The British Academy London
Join us this June as we throw open our doors for the British Academy’s annual two-day Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds.
Latest from the British Academy
New collaborative research programme focused on levelling up social infrastructure
The British Academy has today launched a new collaborative research programme, focused on levelling up social infrastructure
The British Academy awards a record number of Small Research Grants to support UK SHAPE research
The British Academy is awarding £2.2 million to support 208 research projects throughout the UK in its latest round of Small Research Grants.
British Academy/Wolfson Professorships awarded to pioneering SHAPE research
The British Academy and the Wolfson Foundation announce five new British Academy/Wolfson Research Professorships to enable some of the UK’s most outstanding SHAPE (Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts for People and the Economy) scholars to immerse themselves in research.
12 Decades of the British Academy
12 Decades of the British Academy
To mark our 120th anniversary this year, each month we will look back on a different decade in our history to explore how the British Academy has developed as the UK authority for the humanities and social sciences.
The COVID Decade
In November 2021, the British Academy, in partnership with the Academy of Medical Sciences, convened a roundtable on geographic and historic patterns of health inequalities in the UK. The roundtable followed a request from the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) in June 2021 to explore the geographic factors associated with historically poorer public health outcomes over the last 200 years.
The British Academy was asked by the Government Office for Science to produce an independent review on the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19. This report outlines the evidence across a range of areas, building upon a series of expert reviews, engagement, synthesis and analysis across the SHAPE research community. It shows that COVID-19 has generated a series of social, economic and cultural effects which will have long-term impacts.
The British Academy has undertaken the substantial task of beginning to answer the longer-term question about what the societal impacts of COVID-19 will be and how we address them. This report sets out an interrelated set of nine areas of long-term impact, seven strategic policy goals and five key principles of a facilitative policy environment for 2030. We aim here to provide decision-makers with a sense of how to start to respond to these longer-term impacts based on the current evidence, and how to shape the COVID decade.
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Publish with us – call for proposals now open
The British Academy has been publishing books for over 100 years. From early career scholars to established authors, our publishing programme showcases scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, enriching and shaping academic discourse. We are now accepting proposals for themed volumes in the ‘Proceedings of the British Academy’ series, and for monographs by Academy-support early career researchers.
Global Challenges Research Fund policy briefings
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund that supports researchers seeking to address challenges faced by developing countries and forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). The GCRF addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The British Academy runs programmes through the GCRF that are challenge-led and interdisciplinary.
British Academy SHAPE Observatory
Bringing independence, authority and objectivity, the SHAPE Observatory monitors the health and development of the humanities and social sciences