Journal of the British Academy

A multi- and interdisciplinary open access journal publishing articles in the humanities and social sciences. Supplementary issues publish thematic collections of papers, put together by guest editors. The Journal showcases high quality articles associated with the Academy’s own programmes, activities and interests.

Recently posted

Volume 9, supplementary issue 5, Climate Activism
Edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon
Posted 15 September 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 4, Global Border Making and Securitisation in the Early Modern World
Edited by Lisa Hellman and Edmond Smith
Posted 27 August 2021

Note from the Editors
Dawn Adès and Fiona Williams
Posted 11 August 2021

'The Holy Land of Industrialism': rethinking the Industrial Revolution
Joel Moykr
Posted 11 August 2021

A world unsafe for democracy? China and the shaping of global order
Rosemary Foot
Posted 16 July 2021

Early marriage and displacement—a conversation: how Syrian daughters, mothers and mothers-in-law in Jordan understand marital decision-making
Ann-Christin Zuntz, George Palattiyil, Abla Amawi, Ruba Al Akash, Ayat Nashwan, Areej Al Majali and Harish Nair
Posted 15 July 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 3, Memories from the Margins: Violence, Conflict and Counter-Narratives
Edited by Daniele Rugo and Nina Parish
Posted 22 June 2021

The British Academy's Childhood Policy Programme
Ruth Lister, interviewed by Fiona Williams
Posted 22 June 2021

Global Britain in a competitive age: strategy and the Integrated Review
Hew Strachan
Posted 22 June 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 2, Transitional Justice Discourse in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa
Edited by Elias O. Opongo
Posted 25 May 2021

Understanding R&D in the arts, humanities and social sciences
Hasan Bakhshi, Jonathan Breckon and Ruth Puttick
Posted 24 May 2021

Volume 9, supplementary issue 1, Repositioning of Africa in Knowledge Production: Shaking off Historical Stigmas
Edited by Juliet Thondhlana and Evelyn Chiyevo Garwe
Posted 1 April 2021

Reshaping relations between the state and the private sector post-COVID-19? Exploring the social licence framework
Emma Borg and Charlotte Unruh
Posted 31 March 2021

Transforming knowledge by editing texts: the Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi and medieval British university philosophy
John Marenbon
Posted 23 March 2021

Published volumes and supplementary issues

Volume 9 (2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 1, Repositioning of Africa in Knowledge Production: Shaking off Historical Stigmas, edited by Juliet Thondhlana and Evelyn Chiyevo Garwe (1 April 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 2, Transitional Justice Discourse in Post-Conflict Societies in Africa, edited by Elias O. Opongo (25 May 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 3, Memories from the Margins: Violence, Conflict and Counter-Narratives, edited by Daniele Rugo and Nina Parish (22 June 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 4, Global Border Making and Securitisation in the Early Modern World, edited by Lisa Hellman and Edmond Smith (27 August 2021)

Volume 9, supplementary issue 5, Climate Activism, edited by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon (15 September 2021)


Volume 8 (2020)

Volume 8, supplementary issue 1, A Mediterranean Perspective on European Union and Disunion, edited by Ash Amin (24 February 2020)

Volume 8, supplementary issue 2, Early Childhood Development in the Global South, introduced by Simon Goldhill and Philip Lewis (25 March 2020)

Volume 8, supplementary issue 3, Memories of Violence, edited by Charles Tripp (15 June 2020)

Volume 8, supplementary issue 4, Multidisciplinary perspectives on the child's voice in public policy, edited by Ruth Lister (28 September 2020)


Volume 7 (2019)

Volume 7, supplementary issue 1, Tackling Modern Slavery: Problems and Possibilities, edited by Brad K. Blitz (18 June 2019)

Volume 7, supplementary issue 2, Cities and Infrastructure in the Global South, edited by Caroline Knowles (7 August 2019)


Volume 6 (2018)

Volume 6, supplementary issue 1, Reforming Business for the 21st Century, edited by Colin Mayer (17 December 2018)


Volume 5 (2017)


Volume 4 (2016)


Volume 3 (2015)


Volume 2 (2014)


Volume 1 (2013)

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