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 2017 Bulletin is available online in pdf format.

The BFSA Lecture Series

Next Lecture: 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 in late July or early August at the British Museum and the proceedings are published in time for the conference the following year.

The 2018 Seminar will take place from 3 to 5 August, 2018

BFSA Blog and Members News


BFSA members and Seminar attendees might like to read this personal memoir of Maurizio Tosi by Julian Edgeworth Reade


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