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 venues across the UK, 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.
26 - 27 Feb 2024 - London
Therapeutic Spaces Behind Bars: Eco-psychosocially Supportive Prisons and Forensic Psychiatric Wards
This conference will gather scholars from social, health and built environment sciences to discuss for the first time the biopsychosocial dynamics of prisons and forensic psychiatric institutions, through people-centred, trans-disciplinary perspectives.
19 - 20 Mar 2024 - Leeds
How can we prevent gender-based violence? A 10-year vision
In recent years, there has been an increase in criminal justice and policy activity related to gender-based violence. However, most of these interventions have focused on reactive criminalisation processes. With this conference, we aim to create a manifesto for change by asking each contributor to tell us their vision of …
30 Apr - 1 May 2024 - Colchester
The Realisation of Human Rights in Societies Beyond Growth
Bringing together internationally leading scholars and practitioners from the human rights and post-growth fields, this conference will explore the relationship between economic growth and human rights; identify opportunities and challenges for human rights in post-growth strategies; and explore pathways to realising human rights while living within planetary boundaries.
11 - 12 May 2024 - Chichester
The Commercial Business of Comics: Transforming Authorship, Distribution, Technology, Story and Aesthetics in the Global North and South
What are the global comics industries and how do changing business patterns and practices co-produce new authorship, distribution, technical processes of making and production, and reception of comics?
13 - 14 May 2024 - London
Transnational Elites: Imperial Histories, Global Power and Public Resistance Today
Today’s increasing economic inequality goes hand in hand with an uptick in elite power worldwide. This conference brings together leading interdisciplinary scholars to explore this from an international perspective, considering the past and present imperial and (neo)colonial contexts in which elites operate in an increasingly unequal world.
26 - 27 Oct 2024 - Oxford
Knowing the Vernacular: Critical Reflections and Future Directions
Vernacular architecture is rooted in community, place and tradition. This conference seeks to identify new areas of research and new ways of engaging with vernacular architecture; and to explore ways to make the knowledge embodied in vernacular traditions more widely available beyond academia.