As many members will be aware, the British Academy has recently cut its funding to a number of organisations working in the ‘ASTENE region’, notably the Egypt Exploration Society and the Society for Libyan Studies. One of those hardest hit has been the British School of Archaeology in Iraq (Gertrude Bell Memorial) which was founded in1932.
After 75 years of work in Iraq, the School has decided to change its name to The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (Gertrude Bell Memorial). Although the archaeology and ancient languages of Iraq remain central to the Institute’s remit, the change in name is to reflect the broadening of its areas research in recent years. Details of its activities, fund-raising events, and publications can be found on http://www.britac.ac.uk/institutes/iraq/
The secretary is Joan Porter MacIver and the postal address is;
The British Academy
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