Current Issue: Issue 22, 2017  The BFSA publishes an annual Bulletin giving information on research, publications, field work, conferences and events in the Arabian peninsula in fields ranging from archaeology and history to natural history and the environment. It also carries feature articles and book reviews.

The Bulletin is free to members, but can be purchased for £5 plus p+p (at cost).  The 2016 Bulletin is available online in pdf format.

The BFSA Lecture Series

 Details of our future and past lectures may be found on our Lectures page.

The BFSA Events Committee met last week and is currently planning a range of events for 2017/18. A full programme will be announced in due course, but in the meantime please note that the first lecture will take place on 19th October 2017.

Dr. Sami de Giosa, Barakat Fellow at the Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford, will talk about ‘Understanding text and stone: a history of Christian Symbols in Mamluk Architecture’. The talk will take place in the MBI Al Jaber Building, SOAS, 21 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EA at 17.45.

Seminar for Arabian Studies

The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only annual international forum for the presentation of the latest research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula. The three-day conference is normally held each July at the British Museum (but in early August 2017) and the proceedings are published in time for the conference the following year.

Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2017

The 51st Seminar will take place from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th August, 2017.

Draft Programme (recently updated)

This year’s Special Session will be“Languages, scripts and their uses in ancient North Arabia”.

To register for the Seminar, please go to “This Year’s Seminar”

Latest News


NEW! BFSA Monograph: Archaeological rescue excavations on Packages 3 and 4 of the Batinah Expressway, Sultanate of Oman, by Ben Saunders.

Printed ISBN 9781784913953. Epublication ISBN 9781784913960.


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