The 2018 BFSA Bulletin is now available to download free: click hereThe annual Bulletin gives 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.

To order a hard copy (£5 + p&p at cost) email contact@thebfsa.org

The BFSA Lecture Series

15th November 2018 Ella Al-Shamahi ‘Dragons Blood island; Socotra and our search for dragons’ (held jointly with the MBI Al Jaber Foundation) MBI Al Jaber Building, SOAS, Russell Square, London W1, 5.45 to 7pm.

21st February 2019 Carl Philips ‘The Periplus, South Arabia and the Far-side Ports’ MBI Al Jaber Building, SOAS, Russell Square, London W1, 5.45 to 7pm. PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

Details of past lectures can be found on the Lecture page and in our Bulletin.

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 2018 Seminar took place from 3 to 5 August, 2018:  Final Programme (31 July)


Exhibition ‘Sewn Planks and Clenched Nails: Shipbuilders of the Indian Ocean’ by Alessandro Ghidoni, who was the recipient of a BFSA Grant earlier this year.

1 October – 12 December 2018 at The Street Gallery, IAIS, Exeter.

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