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Humanities and Social Sciences Learned Societies and Subject Associations Network

The Humanities and Social Sciences Learned Societies and Subject Associations Network is convened by the British Academy to bring together interested parties and academics from across the arts, humanities and social sciences in order to discuss a range of issues and policy developments pertinent to these disciplines. The network meets annually at the British Academy and includes invited speakers from relevant stakeholders to offer insight into areas of debate and policy activity. 

Past topics for discussion have included subject and careers guidance for schools to encourage study of AHSS subjects; the future infrastructure of AHSS research; updates to the Researcher Development Concordat and what this means for AHSS subjects; and equality, diversity, and inclusion initiatives being undertaken by some learned societies and subject associations. 

The network is also used to disseminate information of relevance to learned societies and subject associations, as well as to collect input on the Academy’s policy work by email in between meetings. 

Any learned society or subject association wishing to join the network should contact Joanna Thornborough, Policy Adviser (Higher Education and Skills), on 020 7969 5318 or j.thornborough@thebritishacademy.ac.uk

Existing members wishing to update contact details or notify us of other relevant changes should also contact Joanna Thornborough using the details given above.