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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Information about past British Academy Conferences, and the edited collections of articles arising from these conferences.
Future British Academy Conferences
Find out about forthcoming British Academy Conferences, including how to register.
7 - 8 Feb 2024
Material Cultures of Eastern Africa: New Historical Perspectives from the Local to the Global
Bringing together scholars from a wide range of academic fields, disciplines and locations, the event will explore eastern Africa’s cultural and creative past from local, transnational and global perspectives.
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 …