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 either 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.
A new strand of British Academy / Wellcome Trust Conferences, designed to foster discussion and debate on health and wellbeing related themes, will commence in 2022.
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25 - 26 Mar 2021
The social intellectual: experience and thought in the Middle Ages
This international conference explores the organic relationship between lived experience and academic/religious thought, beginning from the position that intellectual activity and social experience were closely intertwined in the medieval period.
28 - 30 Apr 2021
Thomas Becket: life, death and legacy
On 29 December 1170, four knights murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket inside Canterbury Cathedral and he became one of the most famous martyrs in medieval Europe. At this conference, scholars will commemorate and re-examine Becket's extraordinary legacy.