Current Issue: Issue 21, 2016

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 deadline for notices of research or events relating to the Arabian Peninsula is 28 February (see below).

The Bulletin is free to members, but can be purchased for £5 plus p+p (at cost).
The 2015 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.

Our next lecture will be on Thursday, 18th May 2017

Sara Alhamad ‘Arabia on a Plate: Eating and Sailing on the Trade Routes from the Gulf to the Red Sea Ports and Beyond’ Sara Alhamad, author of Cardamom and Lime: Recipes from the Arabian Gulf. Thursday, 18 May 2017, MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square, London, 5.45 – 7.00 pm, Jointly hosted with the MBI Al Jaber Foundation. The event is open to the public and free to attend, but please book a place by emailing 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 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.

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

REMINDER: The deadline for submitting papers is 28th February.  Click here for the Call for Papers

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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