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 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.

Inaugural Beatrice de Cardi Lecture:  Carl Phillips on’Fifty years of Survey and Excavation in the UAE and Oman; Beatrice de Cardi’s background and legacy’. Monday, 5 June 2017, Room 421, Roberts Building, UCL, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE. BFSA AGM 5.15, Lecture 5.30, to be followed by a reception



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”.

To register for the Seminar, please go to “This Year’s Seminar”

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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