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Institute student awarded CBRL internship

28 June 2011

Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL)

Congratulations to Institute undergraduate Justin Yoo who was awarded an internship by the Council for British Research in the Levant to assist with the production of the CBRL Bulletin for 2011.

The Bulletin of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL Bulletin) is the annual document of record of the CBRL, the British Academy-sponsored society for research into the humanities and social sciences in the Levant and provides stimulating articles on current CBRL-funded and affiliated research projects, including feature articles and short research reports.

Justin was based at the British Institute in Amman for the duration of his internship in May-June 2011, assisting the CBRL Bulletin Editor, Dr Carol Palmer, with the receipt, editing, and collation of articles and illustrations, and author correspondence.

The CBRL offers a number of other grants and awards including travel grants to cover costs of travel and subsistence of students, academics and researchers undertaking reconnaissance tours or smaller research projects in the countries of the Levant.  Two Institute students, Anna Spyrou and Monica Nikolaides, were successful this year in obtaining such funding for their research on Epipalaeolithic hunting strategies and plant use in Jordan respectively.

Alison Damick, who completed her MA at the Institute in 2009, has held a CBRL Scholars post based in Amman for the last two years and will begin a PhD at Columbia University, New York at the end of the summer.