Student Poster Prize

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Student Poster Prize at BANEA Conference 2020

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) is pleased to announce a Student Poster Competition in collaboration with the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA), the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), 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 proving 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. 


  • £50 + one-year's membership of BISI (inc Journal IRAQ) + 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 book voucher from Oxbow + one year's membership of BANEA


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. 


Open on a competitive basis to any undergraduate or postgraduate student 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'.