What we do

Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL)

The CBRL sponsors a large number of individuals and research projects in the Levant, in topics ranging from Palaeolithic archaeology to contemporary social science, fostering collaborative research with scholars in the region.

What do we do?

CBRL is a learned society that promotes research in the humanities and social sciences in the Levant. This is achieved through:
• research conducted by members of the society and by staff
• direct sponsorship of research through targeted programmes 
• sponsorship and organisation of workshops and conferences
• our research strategy which provides a supportive framework  with several key research themes and the Strategic Research Initiative labelled as Exploring Identities in the Levant
• coordination with the British Academy's Middle East and North Africa panel
• developing close institutional and individual links to research institutes and government agencies within the region
• affiliation and facilitation of individuals and projects working in the region. British Academy, AHRC and ESRC funded projects can also be affiliated with us through a simple process.

 

Subjects We Support

We support research in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, geography, history, language and literature, political studies, religion, sociology and tourism. Our research strategy provides the framework for how we structure this support and provide funding.
The support we offer is targeted at both individuals and research teams. Until recently, our libraries in Amman and Jerusalem specialised in archaeological and related research, but we now have collections in various disciplines on the contemporary Levant.

The range of research projects we support is extensive as can be seen on our current and recent research pages. More detailed information, including reports from these funded research projects can be found in the CBRL Bulletin, available on-line to CBRL members.