CBRL 2021 undergraduate dissertation prizes

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 academic year 2021: 

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  

*major final-year research papers are acceptable from Departments where there is no dissertation.  

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

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

Nominations will be entered into a national competition for the 2021 CBRL Dissertation Prizes. 

Prize: £250, plus one-year membership of CBRL and acknowledgement on the CBRL website.  

Nomination procedure   

  1. Summer 2021: nominations should be made by departmental academic staff at undergraduate exam boards. Examiners/supervisors should make a case for the nomination (on thenomination form); the student should be informed that their dissertation has been nominated for the prize; student contact details should be given on the form.  
  1. 31st July 2021: deadline for department to send electronic PDF of nominated dissertation together with completed nomination form to [email protected] 
  1. October 2021: students and departments informed of successful outcomes.  
  1. December 2021: CBRL Prize winners invited to AGM for award.