Aberdeen Professor elected Fellow of the British Academy

Aberdeen Professor elected Fellow of the British Academy

The University of Aberdeen's Burnett Fletcher Chair of History, Professor Robert Frost has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Frost is one of only 42 UK academics to be elected at the Academy’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday July 14.

The Academy elects distinguished UK academics as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to research. Their research areas span the breadth of the humanities and social sciences, including law, linguistics, economics and history.

Professor Frost’s research interests lie in the history of eastern Europe from the fourteenth to the ninteenth centuries;the history of Scandinavia, in particular the history of Sweden, and in the history of warfare.

He has held the Burnett Fletcher Chair in History at Aberdeen since 2013. In 2009 he was awarded a three-year Research Chair by the British Academy and the Wolfson Foundation for his history of the Polish-Lithuanian union, volume one of which, The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385–1569 .was published by Oxford University Press in June 2015. He has been awarded a Major Leverhulme Fellowship for three years, beginning in September 2016, to write volume two.

Professor Frost said: “It is a great honour to be elected. I could not have achieved this accolade without the support and help I have received from my colleagues in the History Department at Aberdeen, in the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy, and in the College of Arts and Social Sciences. It has been a great privilege to work with them. My research career has been devoted to one of the lesser-known stories of European History; I am pleased that the Academy has recognised that History is about the forgotten as well as the remembered.’”