Our congratulations to Professors Khaled Fahmy and Caroline van Eck, who are among 86 academics to be inducted as Fellows into the prestigious British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their subjects. Khaled and Caroline join a community of over 1,400 leading minds that make up the UK’s national Fellowship for the humanities and social sciences.
Khaled also becomes the first Egyptian to be elected to the Academy, in recognition of his work on modern Middle Eastern history, the history of Islamic law, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His latest book, In Quest of Justice, was recently awarded the 2020 Social History Society Book Prize and has been described as "a masterpiece that confirms his standing as the preeminent social and cultural historian of 19th-century Egypt."
Caroline has been elected to the fellowship in recognition of her work on the history of European art and architecture.