The 2018 BFSA Bulletin is now available! If you are a BFSA member your copy will be mailed to you this week. If you would like to purchase a copy (£5 plus p+p at cost) please email contact@thebfsa.org. The 2018 Bulletin will be available to download free in six months time.

The 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.  The 2017 Bulletin is available online in pdf format.

The BFSA Lecture Series

The MBI Al Jaber Foundation Public Lecture at the 2018 Seminar for Arabian Studies: Robert Carter ‘Neither the desert nor the sown: the towns of the Arabian Gulf from the 18th to the 20th centuries’  Saturday 4th August 2018 at 18.00. Venue: The British Museum, The Clore Education Centre. The event is free but places must be booked in advance through the British Museum’s website: bit.ly/MBILecture2018Book.


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 will take place from 3 to 5 August, 2018:  Final Programme (31 July)

To register, please complete the registration form  . This also provides a link to the payment options.

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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