The British Academy to Honor David Wallace
David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English, will receive The Sir Israel Gollancz Prize from the British Academy for his lifetime contribution into the study of Chaucer and Medieval Europe. The prize was established through a bequest from Mrs Frida Mond in 1924 an is associated with Sir Israel Gollancz, the first Secretary of the British Academy, 'in token of a highly valued old friendship and his effort to further these studies'. It is awarded biennially for work connected with Anglo-Saxon, Early English Language and Literature, English Philology, or the History of the English Language.
The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences: the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future. This year’s winners include linguists, literary critics, archaeologists and charitable pioneers whose accomplishments have left a lasting impact on the humanities and social sciences. The prizes will be awarded at presentation ceremonies in September.