We are pleased to announce a Student Poster Competition at the next British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) conference. The competition is in collaboration with our sister BIRI institutes – the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI), the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), the Council for British Research in the Levant – as well as the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) and Oxbow Books.

The Student Poster Competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students at UK universities engaged in the study of the lands and peoples of Iraq, the Levant, Turkey, Iran and the wider Middle East. Posters will be displayed at the upcoming BANEA Conference, offering students the opportunity to present and discuss the innovative and creative research that they are undertaking with both the academic community and the wider public and providing them with an opportunity to raise the profile of their research. We welcome applications on any topic in the archaeology of the Middle East and related themes in history, languages, and heritage.

Prizes:

£50 + one-year’s membership of BISI + one year’s membership of BANEA + a BISI publication of your choice

£50 + one-year’s membership of CBRL + one year’s membership of BANEA + one year’s subscription to journal Levant

£50 + one-year’s membership of BIAA + one year’s membership of BANEA + one year’s subscription to journal Anatolian Studies

£50 + one-year’s membership of BIPS + one year’s membership of BANEA + one year’s subscription to journal Iran

£50 + one-year’s membership of EES + one year’s membership of BANEA + a free ticket to the EES Autumn Study Day (21st November 2020)

£50 book voucher from Oxbow + one year’s membership of BANEA

Deadlines

Entrants must declare their intention to take part in the abstract submission field of the conference registration form. Please declare intention with: “I intend to participate in the poster competition” beneath the abstract.

If accepted, entrants must arrive to the conference with a printed poster no later than 11.00 on 09 January. Posters must be printed on paper, A1 in size, portrait format.

Eligibility

Open on a competitive basis to any undergraduate or postgraduate students at UK universities undertaking relevant research as specified above.

BANEA Conference

This year’s BANEA Conference will be taking place on 9th – 11th January 2020, at the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum and nearby college venues, the theme of the conference will be ‘Critical Debates in the Archaeology of the Middle East’.