British Academy Activities: Memories of Violence, Knowledge Frontiers & Writing Workshops

The British Academy continues its efforts to sustain and further strengthen the UK’s engagement and research collaboration with partners overseas despite the challenges of the current pandemic. Following the announcement of seven new interdisciplinary projects exploring options for promoting societal resilience, we recently opened a new competition round under our Knowledge Frontiers programme. We are inviting applications from UK-based researchers in the humanities and the social sciences wishing to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and countries on topics at the intersection between technology, nature and humanity. In partnership with the Polish Academy of Sciences, we are also inviting applications to an international research collaboration symposium on the broad theme of ‘Just Transitions’. This call is open to early career scholars from the UK and Poland, and has an application deadline of 24 June. We are planning to hold similar symposia also jointly with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the Swedish Royal Academy of Letters, Histories and Antiquities and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and there is still time to apply.

Keep on reading below to find out more about our current activities.

Memories of Violence

Read a special issue of the British Academy Journal exploring the ways in which violence can be defined, valorised and inscribed on the imagination.

UK-Australia Research Collaboration

We have announced 12 seed funding awards for collaborative research between early career scholars in the UK and Australia.

Writing Workshops

Find out more about how the British Academy is supporting research capacity strengthening in the Middle East.