Prof Amy Bogaard elected Fellow of the British Academy
Professor Bogaard, whose academic interests centre on the nature of early farming practices in Europe and western Asia and their social implications for Neolithic and Bronze Age societies, was elected along with 86 new Fellows from across the humanities and social sciences.
Methodologically, Amy's research is oriented towards archaeobotany – the analysis of macroscopic plant remains (seeds, fruits etc.) from archaeological deposits – and the use of present-day observations of farming practice and crop-growing conditions for the construction of reliable archaeological inferences. She is the current Head of the School of Archaeology and is Director of Studies for undergraduates in Archaeology and Anthropology at St Peter's.
The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences. It was established in 1902 and received its royal charter in the same year. It is now a fellowship of more than 1,000 leading scholars spanning all disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. Every year a limited number of new Fellows are elected to the British Academy on the basis of their academic record.