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Journal of the British Academy

The online open-access Journal of the British Academy seeks to publish a conspectus of the state of scholarship across the Academy’s disciplinary interests, its content derived from the Academy’s own lecture programme. Themed supplementary issues publish papers arising from the Academy’s own research programmes.

Editors: Professor Dawn Adès FBA; Professor Fiona Williams FBA.
The British Academy’s Publications and Conferences Committee serves as the Journal’s Editorial Board.

ISSN 2052–7217
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New supplementary issue, 18 June 2019

Tackling Modern Slavery: Problems and Possibilities, edited by Brad K. Blitz (volume 7, supplementary issue 1)


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