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Contemporary Levant is an international peer-reviewed, multi disciplinary journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), a British Academy-sponsored institute. The journal publishes original research on contemporary politics, society and culture in the Levant region, its diasporas and neighbouring countries that have a clear relevance to it. The journal aims to foster research agendas that engage with and reflect current and emerging issues in 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.

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The Journal of the Council for British Research in the Levant

Levant welcomes papers on the past of the Middle East (Palaeolithic–Ottoman) from a range of disciplinary perspectives including anthropology and archaeology.

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