British Academy

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The British Academy [full name: British Academy for the Promotion of Historical, Philosophical and Philological Studies ] (German British Academy ) is a British learned society for the cultivation of science with over 1000 elected members. It serves as the UK's National Academy of Sciences for the humanities . It was founded in 1902 by Royal Charter and is based in Carlton House Terrace , London. Its first secretary was the philologist and literary scholar Israel Gollancz , after the "Sir Israel Gollancz Prize", which was awarded for the first time in 1925, was named.

The members of the Academy are referred to as Fellows and may use the abbreviation FBA for their name .


The British Academy is divided into 18 sections:

  • African and Oriental Studies
  • Archeology
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Early Modern History to C1800
  • Early Modern Languages ​​and Literature
  • Economics and Economic History
  • History of Art and Music
  • Law
  • Linguistics and Philology
  • Medieval Studies: History and Literature
  • Modern History from C1800
  • Modern Languages, Literatures, and Other Media
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies: Political Theory, Government and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Anthropology and Geography
  • Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics
  • Theology and Religious Studies


The British Academy awards the following prizes:


British Academy members

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Sir Israel Gollancz Prize on

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