New Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes for 2018

New Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes for 2018





We are pleased to announce two new undergraduate dissertation* prizes in the field of Levantine studies for the academic year 2018:

  • 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 nominate one final year dissertation in one of the above subject areas. Where a deparment 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 enter into a national competition for the CBRL Dissertation Prizes.

Prize: £250, plus one-year membership of CBRL (includes CBRL journal Levant or Contemporary Levant) and acknowledgement on the CBRL website.

Nomination procedure

  1. Summer 2018: 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.
  2. 30th July 2018: deadline for department to send electronic PDF of nominated dissertation together with completed nomination form to
  3. October 2018: students and departments informed of successful outcomes.
  4. December 2018: CBRL Prize winners invited to AGM at British Academy for award.

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