The Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies and its editors of the Encyclopaedia Iranica congratulate the Encyclopaedia’s Consulting Editor, Daniel T. Potts, on his recent election as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Potts is a frequent contributor to the Encyclopaedia Iranica and serves as its Consulting Editor for archeology. He is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.
As a new Fellow of the British Academy, Professor Potts joins a community of over 1,600 leading minds that make up the United Kingdom’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Election as a Corresponding Fellow is the highest honor that the Academy confers on scholars outside the UK, given to those who have “attained high international standing in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote”. The British Academy’s criterion for election to the fellowship is academic distinction as reflected in scholarly research activity and publication.