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.

Submissions for short notices of ongoing or forthcoming research are welcome, as is information on interesting conferences, exhibitions and events relating to the study of the Arabian Peninsula.They should be short abstracts or summaries, between 300- 700 words, followed by bibliographic references to recent publications and links to relevant department or project websites. Photographs would be welcome, too, and should be at least 300 dpi; please indicate the copyright in each case. Email your contribution to current_research@thebfsa.org.

The BFSA Lecture Series

 Our next Lecture will be announced soon, but members might like to note the forthcoming BISI/MBI Lecture which takes place on Thursday, 19th April 2018 Telling Stories in Basrah: a New Museum for Iraq by Dr. Paul Collins, Jaleh Hearn Curator of Ancient Near East, Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (Joint MBI/BISI Lecture). For more information email info@mbifoundation.com

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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