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By British Academy | Published: July 21, 2014
The British Academy last week elected a full slate of distinguished UK academics from 19 universities as fellows for 2014. The 42 new fellows span the full range of the British Academy’s subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, from history to psychology, economics to law, literature to philosophy and languages to archaeology. These […]
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: April 22, 2014
The landscape for open access in Britain's social science and humanities fields is very different and very similar to the better studied STEM fields, a new report from the British Academy finds.
By Ben Johnson | Published: April 18, 2014
Ben Johnson posits that frequently asked questions concerning open access implementation for particular disciplines arise from an incomplete conception of the nature of openness that neglects one vital component: connection.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: February 14, 2014
A new project from the British Academy sets down the calculator in the latest attempt to tot up the value of the social sciences and humanities.
By British Academy | Published: July 5, 2013
Monographs are an intrinsically important mode of academic production and must not be sacrificed on the altar of open access, argues Nigel Vincent in Debating Open Access, a new publication from the British Academy.
By British Academy | Published: May 1, 2013
Quantitative Skills (QS) can make you highly employable across many industries. Find out from these two entrepreneurs how their QS helped them succeed in the private sector.
By SAGE | Published: November 12, 2012
With larger data sets offering researchers the potential to look at more subtle interactions, big data is becoming increasingly valuable to social sciences, yet challenges remain.
By andrewgamble | Published: May 22, 2012
On 16 April, Aditya Chakrabortty wrote an article for the Guardian's Comment is Free, arguing that social scientists have failed to step up and offer alternatives in the wake of the economic crisis. Here, Andrew Gamble FBA responds.
By Social Science Space | Published: May 14, 2012
An open letter was published online calling for social science and humanities research to be integrated into the new European Framework. Professor Milena Zic-Fuchs spoke to socialsciencespace about the reasons for the open letter and the reaction that it has received.
By SAGE | Published: November 9, 2011
Originally posted to the SAGE Connection blog Last week was the ESRC’s annual festival of social science. This is the third year that SAGE has participated in a joint event with the British Academy, and forms part of our ongoing mission to champion the value and relevance of the social sciences. As Global Publishing Director […]
By Dominic Abrams | Published: March 24, 2011
UK Government and research funding agencies are pursuing a strategy of focusing and concentrating the funding of social science research into a smaller number of key universities, research groups, themes or programmes. This concentration is reflected either explicitly or implicitly in the Delivery Plans of the different research councils. The principle guiding the strategy is […]
By SAGE | Published: December 1, 2010
A debate held in London on 16th March 2010 as part of the ESRC festival of social science. Co-hosted by SAGE and the British Academy, supported by the Times Higher Education Magazine. Researchers, government and policymakers address how social science research can strengthen its involvement in policymaking, increase its impact and combat potential public expenditure […]