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About the British Academy

The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future. We have three principal roles: as an independent fellowship of world-leading scholars and researchers; a funding body that supports new research, nationally and internationally; and a forum for debate and engagement – a voice that champions the humanities and social sciences.

Information on the President, Senior Management Team, Officers and Committees of the British Academy:

The President 
Professor Sir David Cannadine

Officers of the British Academy
The Council is the governing body of the Academy. It is chaired by the President and comprises nine officers and 15 ordinary members.

Committees
The structure and membership of the British Academy’s committees.

Fellows of the British Academy
The British Academy is a fellowship of around 1,300 leading national and international academics elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences.

Senior Management Team

More about the British Academy

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The history of the British Academy

The creation of a British Academy ‘for the Promotion of Historical, Philosophical and Philological Studies’ was first proposed in 1899 in order that Britain could be fully represented at meetings of European and American academies.
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