Historian Cannadine Named President of the British Academy

July 24, 2017
David Cannadine

On July 20, Sir David Cannadine, the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, started his four-year term as president of the British Academy.

Founded in 1902, the British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences.

In the announcement of his new role, Cannadine said: “At a time when institutions are distrusted and derided, and expertise is mocked and scorned, the British Academy stands for truth, reason, evidence-based learning, intellectual distinction, academic expertise, and quality and power of mind. In a world where parochialism, nativism, nationalism, xenophobia and populism seem in too many places to be on the march, it is our job to provide light and learning and hope.” Read more at News at Princeton.