The Fellowship

The Society of Antiquaries recognises distinction in understanding of the human past through election to its Fellowship. These members of the Society are called Fellows and are known as Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA).

Today book, architectural and art historians, archaeologists, people working on textile culture and literary scholars all fall within the sphere of the antiquarian project, unified by their curiosity in the human journey through time.

Fellowship of the Society is not a professional qualification but is recognition by existing Fellows of the person’s achievements in a particular field of antiquarian activity. Our Fellowship seeks to recognise a wide diversity of contributions to the understanding and development of the material past.

Our Fellows may be working in:

  • Academia, museums or galleries and will have demonstrated their excellence through publications or other forms of media, such as journal papers, books, podcasts and television.
  • General museum leadership, curation and the organisation of exhibitions.
  • Major roles in archaeological or other projects that contribute to fieldwork, finds research, historical or archival studies.
  • The educational or volunteer sectors, demonstrating a sustained contribution to public or student understanding, such as long-term teaching in secondary schools.

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