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Double Academic Honour for University of Warwick Researchers

Two Warwick academics have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.

Professor Bernard Capp, from the Department of History, and Professor Colin Crouch, from the Warwick Business School are both joining the Fellowship this year.

Professor Capp is an expert in 16th and 17th century English history and has authored a number of major books on that period including ?Cromwell?s Navy? and most recently ?When Gossips Meet. Women, the Family and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England?

He is currently an assessor for the Australian Research Council, a panel member for the AHRB Postgraduate Awards, Associate Editor of the New DNB (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) and a member of the AHRB peer review college.

He is the second member of the Department of History to be elected to the Society joining his colleague Professor Maxine Berg.

Professor Colin Crouch is Chair of the Institute of Governance & Public Management at Warwick Business School.

He is an economic sociologist, with particular interests in the interface between sociology, politics and the study of work and employment. His writings in comparative political economy analyse the regulation of work and employment, the structure and behaviour of organised interest groups, and national governance regimes.

He is Chairman of The Political Quarterly, and past President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) as well as being an external scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Research at Cologne.

The British Academy was established by Royal Charter in 1902, under the full title of 'The British Academy for the Promotion of Historical, Philosophical and Philological Studies'. It is an independent and self-governing fellowship of scholars, elected for distinction and achievement in one or more branches of the academic disciplines that make up the humanities and social sciences, and is now organised in eighteen Sections by academic discipline. There are Ordinary Fellows, Senior Fellows (over the age of 70), overseas Corresponding Fellows, and Honorary Fellows (whose numbers are limited to twenty). Up to thirty-five new Ordinary Fellows may be elected in any one year. Since March 1998, the Academy has been located at 10 Carlton House Terrace.

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PR57 PJD 3rd August 2005