Posted on 22 July 2019
She joins The British Academy, a community of over 1400 of the leading minds that make up the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. As well as a fellowship, the British Academy is a funding body for research, nationally and internationally, and a forum for debate and engagement.
Head of the Department of Archaeology, Professor Milner's research has changed understanding of British and northwest European prehistory, in particular, the character of pre-farming Mesolithic hunter-gatherer (forager) societies. Her research has been rooted in archaeological practice, making full use of new technologies, in imaging, geochemistry and field archaeology.
Professor Milner is also being recognised for her modern interdisciplinary approach to archaeology, her skills in combining humanistic and scientific approaches in the analysis of the deep past, and her formidable leadership and management qualities.
Professor Milner said:
"I am absolutely delighted to have been elected to the British Academy. It is a huge honour and I look forward to working with other Fellows in promoting the humanities and social sciences."