Professor Anne Gerritsen elected Fellow of the British Academy
Professor Anne Gerritsen is among 84 new Fellows announced by the prestigious institution, which was founded in 1902 as the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
A British Academy Fellowship is one of the highest honours available to UK academics, awarded to researchers who, in the view of their peers, have made a distinguished academic contribution to humanities or social science research.
Professor Anne Gerritsen explores how objects tell the story of the past, with a particular focus on the blue and white Chinese porcelain found all over the world but made in kilns in and around the Chinese city of Jingdezhen.
Her book, The City of Blue and White, published by Cambridge University Press in 2020, deals with the history of the ceramics production centre of Jingdezhen.
Reflecting on her new Fellowship, Professor Gerritsen said “I am really delighted and feel very humbled. I am just so grateful for the support I have always had from colleagues at Warwick.”