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Leverhulme Medal (British Academy)
The Leverhulme Medal and Prize is awarded by the British Academy
British Academy
every three years 'for a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding in a field within the humanities and social sciences'. It was first awarded in 2002 and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.[1] List of recipients[edit]Year Name Field Notes2002 Sir Ernst Gombrich
Sir Ernst Gombrich
and Sir Raymond Firth[1]2005 Sir Tony Wrigley Geography [2]2009 Sebastian Brock Aramaic language [3]2012 Dame Marilyn Strathern Anthropology [4]2015 Sir Richard J. Evans Modern German History [5]See also[edit]Awards of the British AcademyReferences[edit]^ a b "Leverhulme Medal and Prize for Humanities and Social Sciences". British Academy. Retrieved 20 June 2014.  ^ "Leverhulme Medal and Prize 2005". Prizes and Medals. British Academy. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015
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Geography
Geography
Geography
(from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description"[1]) is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.[2] The first person to use the word "γεωγραφία" was Eratosthenes (276–194 BC).[3] Geography
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Aramaic Language
Aramaic[2] (אַרָמָיָא Arāmāyā, Classical Syriac: ܐܪܡܝܐ‎, Arabic: آرامية‎) is a language or group of languages belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afroasiatic language family. More specifically, it is part of the Northwest Semitic group, which also includes the Canaanite languages such as Hebrew and Phoenician. The Aramaic alphabet
Aramaic alphabet
was widely adopted for other languages and is ancestral to the Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic alphabets. During its approximately 3,100 years of written history,[3] Aramaic has served variously as a language of administration of empires and as a language of divine worship, religious study and as the spoken tongue of a number of Semitic peoples from the Near East. Historically, Aramaic was the language of Aramean tribes, a Semitic people of the region around between the Levant
Levant
and the northern Euphrates
Euphrates
valley
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Marilyn Strathern
Dame
Dame
Ann Marilyn Strathern, DBE (née Evans; born 6 March 1941)[1] is a British anthropologist, who has worked largely with the natives of Papua New Guinea
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Anthropology
Anthropology
Anthropology
is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.[1][2][3] Social anthropology
Social anthropology
and cultural anthropology[1][2]
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Richard J. Evans
Sir Richard John Evans FBA FRSL
FRSL
FRHistS FLSW (born 29 September 1947), is a British historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe with a focus on Germany. He is the author of eighteen books, including his three-volume The Third Reich Trilogy (2003–2008) that has been hailed as "brilliant" and "magisterial." Evans was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge
Cambridge
from 2008 until his retirement in 2014, and President of Cambridge's Wolfson College from 2010 to 2017. He has been Provost of Gresham College
Gresham College
in London since 2014. Evans was appointed Knight Bachelor
Knight Bachelor
for services to scholarship in the 2012 Birthday Honours.[3][4]Contents1 Early life 2 Historian of Germany 3 Role as an expert witness in Irving v
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
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British Academy
The British Academy
British Academy
is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. It receives an annual grant from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). In 2014/15 the British Academy's total income was £33,100,000, including £27,000,000 from BIS. £32,900,000 was distributed during the year in research grants, awards and charitable activities.[1] The British Academy
British Academy
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 and a funding body for research projects across the United Kingdom
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Leverhulme Trust
The Leverhulme Trust
Leverhulme Trust
(/ˈliːvərhjuːm/) is a large national grant-making foundation in the United Kingdom
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Sir Ernst Gombrich
Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich OM CBE FBA (/ˈɡɒmbrɪk/; German: [ˈgɔmbʀɪç]; 30 March 1909 – 3 November 2001) was an Austrian-born art historian who, after settling in England in 1936,[1] became a naturalised British citizen in 1947[2] and spent most of his working life in the United Kingdom. Gombrich was the author of many works of cultural history and art history, most notably The Story of Art, a book widely regarded as one of the most accessible introductions to the visual arts,[3] and Art and Illusion,[4] a major work in the psychology of perception that influenced thinkers as diverse as Carlo Ginzburg,[5] Nelson Goodman,[6] and Umberto Eco.[7]Contents1 Biography 2 Work 3 Thought3.1 Psychology of perception 3.2 Renaissance studies4 Influence 5 Criticism 6 Honours and awards 7 Selected publications 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External linksBiography[edit] The son of Karl Gombrich and Leonie Hock, Gombrich was born in Vienna, Austria-H
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Sir Raymond Firth
Sir Raymond William Firth, CNZM, FBA (25 March 1901 – 22 February 2002) was an ethnologist from New Zealand. As a result of Firth's ethnographic work, actual behaviour of societies (social organization) is separated from the idealized rules of behaviour within the particular society (social structure). He was a long serving Professor of Anthropology at London School of Economics, and is considered to have singlehandedly created a form of British economic anthropology.[1]Contents1 Early life and academic career 2 Honours 3 Personal life 4 Māori lament (poroporoaki) for Sir Raymond Firth 5 Selected bibliography 6 Other sources 7 Papers 8 References 9 External linksEarly life and academic career[edit] Firth was born to Wesley and Marie Firth in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1901
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Tony Wrigley
Sir Edward Anthony Wrigley, FBA (born 17 August 1931),[1] commonly known as Tony Wrigley, is a historical demographer. Wrigley and Peter Laslett co-founded the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure in 1964. Wrigley's scholarly works focus on demographic history, and the long-term causes and effects of urbanization and industrialization. Among his many publications, Wrigley is known for the book Continuity, Chance and Change, published in 1988, in which he explained why Malthus
Malthus
was wrong about the law of diminishing returns slowing population growth. His most celebrated work, however, is The Population History of England, 1541-1871, published in 1981 with co-author Roger S
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Sebastian Brock
Sebastian Paul Brock, FBA (born 1938, London) is generally acknowledged as the foremost academic in the field of Syriac language today.[1] He is a former Reader in Syriac Studies at the University of Oxford's Oriental Institute and currently a Professorial Fellow at Wolfson College. Sebastian Brock completed his BA degree at the University of Cambridge, and a DPhil at Oxford. He is the recipient of a number of honorary doctorates and has been awarded the Medal of Saint Ephrem the Syrian by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch and the Leverhulme prize and medal of the British Academy. He is a widely published author on Syriac topics.Contents1 Personal life 2 Honours 3 Works 4 Notes 5 External linksPersonal life[edit] He is married to Helen Hughes-Brock, an archaeologist specialising in Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece. Honours[edit] He is a Fellow of the British Academy
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Awards Of The British Academy
The British Academy
British Academy
presents numerous awards and medals to recognise achievement in the humanities and social sciences.Contents1 Prizes and medals1.1 Brian Barry
Brian Barry
Prize in Political Science 1.2
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Leverhulme Medal (British Academy)
The Leverhulme Medal and Prize is awarded by the British Academy
British Academy
every three years 'for a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding in a field within the humanities and social sciences'. It was first awarded in 2002 and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.[1] List of recipients[edit]Year Name Field Notes2002 Sir Ernst Gombrich
Sir Ernst Gombrich
and Sir Raymond Firth[1]2005 Sir Tony Wrigley Geography [2]2009 Sebastian Brock Aramaic language [3]2012 Dame Marilyn Strathern Anthropology [4]2015 Sir Richard J. Evans Modern German History [5]See also[edit]Awards of the British AcademyReferences[edit]^ a b "Leverhulme Medal and Prize for Humanities and Social Sciences". British Academy. Retrieved 20 June 2014.  ^ "Leverhulme Medal and Prize 2005". Prizes and Medals. British Academy. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015
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