Nine Oxford University academics have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences.
Nine of the 42 new Fellows are from Oxford University, more than any other university.
Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, said: 'I am delighted to welcome these fine researchers and scholars into our Fellowship. Our Fellows are elected from across the UK for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. Together they represent an unrivalled reserve of expertise and knowledge.
'They play a vital role in the work of the Academy, encouraging younger researchers, engaging in public discussion of the great issues and ideas of our and other times, contributing to policy reports and publications, and helping to select researchers and research projects for funding support.'
The newly-elected Fellows are:
Professor Francesco Billari
Professor of Sociology and Demography, University of Oxford; Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
Professor Susanne Bobzien
Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College
Professor Georgina Born
Professor of Music and Anthropology, University of Oxford; Fellow, Mansfield College, Oxford
Dr Susan Brigden
Langford Fellow and Tutor in History, Lincoln College Oxford; Reader in History, University of Oxford
Professor Gavin Flood
Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford; Academic Director, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Professor Henrietta Harrison
Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, University of Oxford
Professor Stephen Smith
Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford; Professor of History, University of Oxford
Professor Cecilia Trifogli
Professor of Medieval Philosophy, University of Oxford; Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
Professor Sarah Whatmore
Professor of Environment and Public Policy, University of Oxford; Fellow, Keble College, Oxford