The Society is delighted to announce the launch of The Society for Libyan Studies Expert Presentations, a series of short (15-25 minutes) audio-visual presentations, delivered by scholars and experts in the field of Libyan studies.

These presentations will be uploaded here – we hope to add at least one new presentation per week – and can be viewed (streamed) on the YouTube platform or downloaded, via WeTransfer, so you can watch them whenever and wherever you wish.

Click on the title of the presentation you are interested in below to read an introduction and short description, together with a biog of the presenting scholar. Then click on the WATCH NOW button to view on YouTube or the DOWNLOAD NOW button to download the AV file from WeTransfer.

We hope you enjoy this new series. If you have any questions or comments or if would like to submit a presentation of your own, please contact the Society’s General Secretary at: [email protected]

Robert Foley is the President of the Society for Libya Studies. He is the Leverhulme Professor of Human Evolution and a Fellow of King’s College at the University of Cambridge. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2007. He is a specialist in human evolution and evolutionary ecology more broadly. He has carried out fieldwork in Africa for more than 40 years, including five years in the Libyan Sahara as part of the Society for Libyan Studies Desert Migrations Project.
Philip Kenrick is a founding member of the Society, who has served twice as a member of Council of the Society and as its Honorary Treasurer from 2008 to 2018. He has worked on field surveys in Tripolitania and on excavations at Lepcis Magna, Benghazi and Cyrene. He has published, or contributed to publications on, those sites and on British excavations at Sabratha in 1948-51, and is the sole or principal author of the Society’s Archaeological Guides to Tripolitania and Cyrenaica (which can be purchased in the Society Online Bookstore here or downloaded as a free eBook here).