As at December 2020, The Society for Libyan Studies Officers and Council were as follows:


President: Professor Robert Foley BA PhD FBA
Vice Presidents: Professor Graeme Barker CBE FBA FSA, Shirley Strong MBE
Director: Dr Corisande Fenwick BA MA PhD
Honorary Treasurer: Oliver Kimberley ACA, MA
Assistant Director: Dr Niccoló Mugnai BA MA PhD
Head of Mission: Professor Paul Bennett MBE BA Hon DLitt FSA MCIFA
Honorary Archivist: Emeritus Professor Charlotte Roueché MA


Professor David Atkinson BsC PhD
Salem Elmaiar MPhil FRGS
Dr Sam Nixon MA PhD
Dr Charis Olszok MA PhD
Dr Nichole Sheldrick, MA PhD

General Secretary: Pauline Graham
Honorary Librarian: Dawn Wright BA DiplLib
Publications Manager: Dr Victoria Leitch BA MPhil DPhil

Research Grants Committee

The Director
The Honorary Treasurer
The Assistant Director
Head of Mission
Professor Kevin MacDonald BA PhD FSA (Committee Chairman)
Dr Saul Kelly BA PhD

Publications Committee

The Director
The Honorary Treasurer
The Assistant Director
The General Secretary
Editor of Libyan Studies
Publications Manager
Professor Jonathan Hill

The Society President is elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term of four years; the Director is elected for a period of three years, which may be extended to a maximum of five years; the Assistant Director, the Treasurer, the Head of Mission and the Editor of the Society’s Journal, Libyan Studies, are elected annually and may be re-elected without limit; the remainder of the Council is composed of up to eight Ordinary Members who are elected annually and may be re-elected, subject to a maximum continuous period of service of four years. In proposing Ordinary Members for election, the Council seeks to secure as wide a range of skills within its fields of interest as possible.

For further information about the make-up of the Society or to reach individual Officers or members of the Council, in the first instance, please contact:

Mrs Pauline Graham, General Secretary
The Society for Libyan Studies
c/o British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH
Email: [email protected]