The British Academy Conferences
Bringing together scholars from around the world to consider and evaluate new research in the humanities and social sciences
British Academy Conferences bring together scholars from around the world to present, discuss and consolidate new research in the humanities and social sciences. Held at the British Academy’s own premises in London, at other British venues, or online, these landmark occasions offer students, scholars and specialists a chance to expand their networks and learn about the latest developments in their field. The scheme includes a strand of British Academy / Wellcome Trust Conferences, designed to foster discussion and debate on health and wellbeing-related themes.
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Future British Academy Conferences
Find out about forthcoming British Academy Conferences, including how to register.
24 - 25 May 2022 - London
Inequalities in the 21st Century: the IFS Deaton Review
Inequalities are at the forefront of today’s public and policy debates. The IFS Deaton Review of Inequalities, chaired by Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton, is a multi-year interdisciplinary endeavour involving many of the world’s leading thinkers. This conference will consider when and why inequalities are problematic, and discuss the evidence …
13 - 14 Jun 2022 - Manchester and online
The gift of architecture: spaces of global socialism and their afterlives
During the Cold War, the gifting of architecture was among the most visible manifestations of global socialism. This conference will bring together architectural historians and anthropologists to discuss the ways in which the dynamics of gift-giving impacted the design, construction, and the afterlives of these buildings.
23 - 24 Jun 2022 - London and online
Towards 'cohesive societies': economics of identity, norms and narratives
We live in a strongly interdependent world, subject to constant social, political, economic and technological forces of change. This interdependence means that the cohesiveness of society is of fundamental importance as a key for unlocking change, especially in the political arena and the economic realm.
5 - 7 Jul 2022 - Online
Constructing and contesting veterinary expertise: professionals, publics and prospects
This three-half day online conference will explore the evolution and contemporary significance of veterinary expertise, discuss how this knowledge becomes contested, and identify ethical challenges. We warmly invite an audience of scholars and practitioners from all disciplines, including social science, ethics and veterinary medicine.