This third Chair's note on the society's activities outlines the wider context of The Society for Libyan Studies within the British Academy's British International Research Institutes (BIRI), and recent developments within this collaboration. The BIRI comprises seven units that are part-funded by the British Academy and that are spread across Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. This note outlines the BIRI briefly, and also describes the recent developments that have seen the BIRI begin to explore how they might coordinate their work and their futures more coherently. The BIRI context is key to SLS's future and this note therefore outlines these recent developments.
Atkinson, D. (2019). Chair's note: moving forwards amidst the British International Research Institutes (BIRI) of the British Academy. Libyan Studies, 50, 197-199. https://doi.org/10.1017/lis.2019.29