Series: Levant Supplementary Series

Council for British Research in the Levant
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Associated OrganisationCouncil for British Research in the Levant


The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that conducts, supports and promotes research in the history, culture, society and archaeology of Jordan, Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Syria, Lebanon and Cyprus. Registered as a charity in 1998 following the merger of the British Institute at Amman for Archaeology and History and the British School of Archaeology at Jerusalem, the CBRL broadened its remit to support all the disciplines supported by the British Academy. This led to a period of organic growth and the CBRL now has an administrative office in London and two research institutes in the region: the CBRL Kenyon Institute (KI) in East Jerusalem and the CBRL British Institute in Amman (BIA).


The CBRL publishes a peer-reviewed international journal, Levant, which deals with the history and archaeology of the region ( and Contemporary Levant (, which covers recent past and present-day issues. In addition, the CBRL publishes monographs in the Levant Supplementary Series and Digital Monograph Series.

CBRL makes quality research available with open access to our new Digital Monograph Series. Monographs in this series are available to download from the CBRL website ( and the ADS website. The Levant Supplementary Series was designed to present significant new contributions to the study of the humanities and social sciences, as relevant to the countries of the Levant; these publications have traditionally been published as hard-copy volumes. However, in line with our policy of seeking to promote the widest possible access to our research, we are making all existing volumes available in pdf format on a free-to-download, open access basis, three-years after the date of their initial publication.