The British Academy has elected Professor Gülru Necipoğlu as a Corresponding Fellow at the Annual General Meeting on July 23, 2020. She is one of 86 new Fellows welcomed this year.
As a Corresponding Fellow, Professor Necipoğlu is affiliated with the disciplinary section History of Art and Music. Sections meet twice a year and discuss a range of matters about the Academy and the disciplines; they also conduct electoral business. The British Academy is the UK’s leading organization for the humanities and social sciences – as a Fellowship, as a funding body, and as a forum for debate and engagement. Their purpose is to deepen understanding of people, societies and cultures, enabling everyone to learn, progress and prosper. The Academy, founded in 1902, currently boasts a fellowship of 1,400 leading UK national and international academics, elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. As a charity, the British Academy is funded in part by government, philanthropy, and donations from its members. Through the diversity of their funding, the Academy aims to retain their independence so that they can continue to inspire, support, and promote outstanding achievement and global advances in the humanities and social sciences. For more information, please see the British Academy's New Fellows Announcement, or the British Academy website.