Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Open Access Journal: Journal of the British Academy

Journal of the British Academy
ISSN: 2052–7217
The new online open-access Journal of the British Academy seeks to publish a conspectus of the state of scholarship across the British Academy’s disciplinary interests, its content derived from the Academy’s own lecture programme.

British Academy lectures

For over 100 years, the British Academy has held public lectures which are both of significance to specialists, and accessible to scholars in different disciplines and to a broader intelligent public. The lectures cumulatively form a unique record of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.
Following a major review, the subject coverage of the British Academy's lecture programme has been extended - a list of the various series of lectures contributing to the Journal can be found here.


To provide wide access to the outputs of this renewed lecture programme, the British Academy is now launching this online Journal of the British Academy.
Articles will be published on this Journal website as downloadable PDF files. Each article will be posted once it is ready for publication. In some instances, a video or audio recording may stand as an alternative ‘record’ of a lecture.
Each 'volume' of the Journal will be composed of articles that have been posted to the Journal in the course of a calendar year.
(Lectures given up to 2011 have traditionally been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy series).

Open access

The Journal of the British Academy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Volume 1 (2013)

Volume 1 contains articles posted to the Journal of the British Academy in 2013.


Janet Carsten & Simon Frith
Posted to JBA volume 1, pp. 1-2, 18 July 2013. DOI 10.5871/jba/001.001

Andaman Islanders and Polar Eskimos: emergent ethnographic subjects c. 1900
Kirsten Hastrup
Radcliffe-Brown Lecture in Social Anthropology, read 10 October 2012
Posted to JBA volume 1, pp. 3-30, 18 July 2013. DOI 10.5871/jba/001.003

Edward Lear's lines of flight
Matthew Bevis
Chatterton Lecture on Poetry, read 1 November 2012
Posted to JBA volume 1, pp. 31-69, 18 July 2013. DOI 10.5871/jba/001.031

From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: 'All the world's knowledge' and universal authors' rights
Jane C. Ginsburg
British Academy Law Lecture, read 11 December 2012
Posted to JBA volume 1, pp. 71-94, 18 July 2013. DOI 10.5871/jba/001.071

An intelligent Scotland: Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson and the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947
Ian J. DearyJoint British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture, read 17 October 2012
Posted to JBA volume 1, pp. 95-131, 18 July 2013. DOI 10.5871/jba/001.095

The making and breaking of states: the end of empire in India revisited
Judith M. Brown
Raleigh Lecture on History, read 27 November 2012
Posted to JBA volume 1, pp. 133-149, 7 November 2013. DOI 10.5871/jba/001.133

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