About the British Academy

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future. ​

Our three roles

The British Academy is

  • an independent fellowship of world-leading scholars and researchers
  • a funding body that supports new research, nationally and internationally
  • a forum for debate and engagement – a voice that champions the humanities and social sciences.

Our President

Professor Sir David Cannadine PBA

Professor Sir David Cannadine FBA, FRSL, FSA, FRHistS is an historian of modern British history from 1800 to 2000.

He succeeded Lord Stern as President of the British Academy in July 2017. He is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, a Visiting Professor of History at Oxford University, and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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.

Presidents of the British Academy

Current vacancies

All current vacancies at the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

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