Current Research


CBRL Awards in 2016/17

CBRL Visiting Fellowships       

Dr Micaela Sinibaldi (CBRL) The Late Petra Project: Ceramics and Settlement in the Petra Region during the Islamic period​ (Visiting Fellowship)

Dr Gabriel Varghese (University of Exeter) Theatre's counterpublics: Palestinian Theatre in the West Bank after the Oslo Accords (Visiting Fellowship)


Pilot Study Awards

Dr Jennie Bradbury (University of Oxford) A threatened coast: archaeology, heritage and development along the northern coast of Lebanon

Dr Sara Fregonese (University of Birmingham) How a sectarian territory was made: (re)mapping the Dual Qaimaqamiyya of Mount Lebanon (1842-1860)

Prof. Simon James (University of Leicester) Ancient Akrotiri Project, Cyprus

Dr Sharri Plonski (SOAS, University of London) Resistance in Borderlands: The Ambiguities of Decolonisation in Israel/Palestine


Team-based Awards

Dr Matthew Jones (University of Nottingham) Early and Mid-Holocene Environments and Settlement in Eastern Jordan

Prof. Graham Philip (Durham University) The Origins, Development and Practice of Economic and Social Strategies in the Middle East


Project Completion Awards

Dr Alison McQuitty Khirbat Faris: continuity and change in Southern Jordan


Travel Grants

Dr Lauren Banko (University of Manchester) Conduits of subjecthood, nationality, and ciizenship: movement, migration, and the subversion of borders in Palestine, 1869-1945

Ms Adélie Chevée (SOAS, University of London), Representing the subaltern: engaged women intellectuals of the Syrian revolution, 2011-2016

Ms Jennifer Eggert (University of Warwick) Female combatants, non-state violent groups and organisatinal decision-making

Ms Anne Irfan (London School of Economics) 'An International Palestine': UNWRA and Palestinian nationalism in the refugee camps, 1967-82

Ms Ellon Souter (University of Manchester) Not set in stone: Understanding community in prehistoric Cyprus through ground stone tool biographies

Ms Grace Wermenbol (University of Oxford) A Past that does not Pass? The Nakba and the Holocaust: Transmission of Exclusive Victimhood Narratives


Project Affiliations and Honorary Fellows

Please visit the Kenyon Institute and British Institute in Amman Visiting Fellows and Scholars pages for more information about current affilated projects and our honorary fellows.


CBRL Awards 2015/16

CBRL Awards 2014/15


CBRL awards funding and research support each year following its strategic plan for research. Awards are given according to specific research themes and priorities. In addition, CBRL has one major strategic research initiative, Exploring Identities in the Levant, which combines elements from many of CBRL's key research themes.

Some of our own research is directly funded by the British Academy.Recent projects have included "Higher Education and Political Change in the Arab World: What Role for the Social Sciences?", "Twenty years of the 'Oslo peace paradigm': an assessment of its achievements and limitations" and "The Deep Past as a Social Asset in the Levant".

Academy funding has enabled us to employ a series of post-doctoral research staff on these projects.