Dr. Lisa Cooper, Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, has just been awarded the runner-up book award prize from the British-Kuwait Friendship Society for her book In Search of Kings and Conquerors: Gertrude Bell and the Archaeology of the Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2016).
The prize is awarded annually to the best scholarly book on the Middle East. This year there was one runner-up prize (Cooper) and two first-place winners. The award ceremony was held in the Kuwaiti Embassy in London on Thursday, October 19th. Presiding over the ceremonies was the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Britain and Shaikh Mubarak al-Abdullah al-Mubarak Al Sabah, on behalf of the Abdullah Mubarak Charitable Foundation. Congratulations on this recognition, Dr. Cooper!