British Academy Welcomes 59 New Fellows

July 18, 2013

British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences

At its Annual General Meeting (18 July 2013), the British Academy elected 42 new Fellows from 18 different UK universities, each of them a highly distinguished academic, recognized for their outstanding research and work across the humanities and social sciences. The new Fellows span the full range of the Academy’s subject areas from history to psychology, economics to law, literature to philosophy and languages to archaeology.

Lord Stern, new President of the British Academy, said: “The humanities and social sciences celebrate the study of what it means to be human and how we relate to the world around us. They can also help us tackle many of the challenges faced in this country and the world as a whole. Our new Fellows, from across the UK and world, are world-class experts in the humanities and social sciences and can play a vital role in sustaining the Academy’s activities – helping select researchers and research projects for funding support, contributing to policy reports and speaking at the Academy’s public events.”

The Academy also elected 15 new Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities. In addition, it elected Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC and Robert B Silvers as Honorary Fellows. Helena Kennedy is a barrister and human rights campaigner who has practised, written and taught on counter terrorism and human rights, civil liberties, women and children’s rights and on the interface between law and psychiatry. Robert B Silvers has been the Editor of the New York Review of Books for 50 years – since founding the magazine in 1963.

Click here for the full list of fellows.