Contemporary Levant

Contemporary Levant is an international peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant. It was launched in 2016 with the mission to cover the breadth of CBRL’s research interests on current and emerging issues of the contemporary Levant and its diasporas. Showcasing research on the cutting edge of contemporary Levantine academic thought, the journal regularly publishes special issues that focus on themes pertinent to the region.  

With the aim of maintaining a balance between empirical research and theoretical developments, the journal welcomes scholarly contributions from various disciplines including: anthropology, sociology, politics, religion and theology, cultural studies, modern history, social geography, media, film studies and literature. 

In 2018, CBRL launched the annual Best Paper Award for original unpublished articles from scholars in different stages of their careers and from different disciplines. The award recognises excellent research and scholarship that advances our understanding of the region today. The winning papers are published in the next journal issue.

For information on subscriptions, past issues or for submission of material see: 

CBRL members may opt to receive Contemporary Levant as part of their membership. 

Two volumes are issued annually. Click here to read the latest issues.  

Please contact the Editor-in-ChiefDr Sarah Irving, if you wish to submit papers. 

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