Alumna Professor Anne Haour elected a Fellow of the British Academy

Professor Anne Haour headshot wearing blue shirt.

St Cross alumna Professor Anne Haour (DPhil Archaeology, 1998) has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of her ‘outstanding contributions to the social sciences, humanities, and the arts’.

Anne Haour is a Professor in the Arts and Archaeology of Africa at the University of East Anglia. Her general research interests are in the archaeology and heritage of Africa and the Indian Ocean; archaeology, material culture, anthropological notions of value and identity, medieval empires, and trade. She is the author and co-author of many research publications including books, articles, reviews, etc.

Welcoming the new 84 Fellows, the president of the British Academy, Professor Julia Black FBA, said:

It gives me great pleasure to welcome this new cohort of Fellows, who are as impressive as ever and remind us of the rich and diverse scholarship and research undertaken within the SHAPE disciplines – the social sciences, humanities and the arts.

The need for SHAPE subjects has never been greater. As Britain recovers from the pandemic and seeks to build back better, the insights from our diverse disciplines will be vital to ensure the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the UK and will continue to provide the cultural and societal enrichment that has sustained us over the last eighteen months.


Founded in 1902, the British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. It is a Fellowship of over 1400 of the leading minds in these subjects from the UK and overseas. Previous Fellows include Dame Frances Yates, Sir Winston Churchill, Seamus Heaney and Beatrice Webb. The Academy is also a funding body for research, nationally and internationally, and a forum for debate and engagement.

Professor Haour joins many other St Cross Fellows who have been elected Fellows of the British Academy, including Professors Diarmaid MacCulloch and Dawn Chatty, and most recently, Professors Amy Bogaard and Rosalind O'Hanlon.


Photo: University of East Anglia