IMS Faculty member elected a Fellow of the British Academy

Professor Julia Barrow has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Julia Barrow, current director of the Institute for Medieval Studies and professor in Medieval Studies, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. This is a tremendous personal and institutional distinction; the British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences. Every year a limited number of Fellows are elected in the academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences on the basis of their academic record. Only one or two scholars a year are elected in most fields, although they may be several hundred scholars active in the field in question. Julia Barrow is thus amongst the very selected group of medievalists from Leeds that have been elected fellows of the British Academy, together with John Le Patourel (elected in 1972, d. 1981) and Brian Richardson (elected in 2003).