The Academy represents eleven fields of humanities research and teaching. Our Fellows are leading scholars and practitioners in these areas.
The systematic study of the human past through the recovery and analysis of material remains.
The study of Asian languages, cultures and societies.
The study of the languages, literature, thought, history, art and civilisations of the ancient Mediterranean world
Cultural and Communication Studies
The study of cultural practices and communications media in their social and political contexts.
The study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature in the English language in its cultural and historical context.
European Languages and Cultures
The study of European languages, cultures, people and heritage.
The study of past events relating to places, peoples and individuals
The systematic study of the world’s languages in their many aspects, including sounds, words and grammar, and the relation of language to culture and society.
Philosophy and History of Ideas
The study of ultimate reality, the source of value, and limits of knowledge as well as the change of human ideas over time.
The study of the world’s religions: their histories, beliefs, rituals, texts and institutions.
The study of the traditions and practices of the creative and performing arts including painting and visual art, architecture, music, theatre, and dance.