Call for CBRL Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes 2024

We are pleased to announce the CBRL Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes in the field of Levantine studies (Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus) for the year 2024:

  • Levantine archaeology or history: the CBRL Prize for a final-year undergraduate dissertation or major research paper
  • Contemporary Levantine studies: the CBRL Prize for a final-year undergraduate dissertation or major research paper

We invite UK-based heads of departments or chairs of departmental examination boards to nominate one final-year dissertation in the above subject areas. Where a department covers the ancient and contemporary Levant, the department may enter one nomination for each prize.

The dissertation should be the best in the subject area (with a first-class mark); focus on a topic relating to Levantine studies, whether ancient or modern; make an original contribution to research debates; and be of excellent quality.

Prize: £250 for each winning dissertation, plus one-year membership of CBRL, including online access to either of CBRL’s journals, Levant or Contemporary Levant, and acknowledgement on the CBRL website.

Nomination procedure:

  • Summer 2024: nominations should be made by departmental academic staff at undergraduate exam boards. Examiners/supervisors should make a case for the nomination (on the nomination form); the student should be informed that their dissertation has been nominated for the prize; student contact details should be given on the form.
  • 8 September 2024: deadline for departments to send electronic PDF of nominated dissertations together with completed nomination form to: [email protected]
  • November 2024: students and departments informed of successful outcomes.
  • December 2024: CBRL Prize winners announced.

Download the nomination form below:

CBRL Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes Nomination Form

All entries should be submitted to [email protected] by midnight (GMT) Sunday 8th September 2024.

For any further enquiries, please contact [email protected]