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

The 2106/17 Lecture Series will be announced shortly. In the meantime,  BFSA members are invited to attend the London book launch of John Peterson’s latest book The Emergence of the Gulf States, hosted by the London Middle East Institute and the Altajir Trust. Chaired by Charles Tripp, SOAS. 25 October 2016, 5.45 pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London


Details of past lectures may be found on our Lectures page.

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, 2016

The 50th Seminar was held on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, and Sunday 31st July 2016. For further information about the Seminar please visit: Seminar for Arabian Studies

Latest News

Event celebrating the Life of our President, Beatrice de Cardi

Monday 7 November 2016, British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Join the BFSA, the Council for British Archaeology, and the Society of Antiquaries of London in a public event to celebrate the life and achievements of the late Beatrice de Cardi. Programme of events as follows:

2.30 – 4 pm:      Celebration event with select speakers on Beatrice’s work and legacy, including Carl Phillips (Research Associate at CNRS Paris) who will talk about Beatrice’s work in the Arabian Peninsula

4 pm:                Council for British Archaeology AGM

5 – 5.30 pm:      Presentation of Marsh Archaeology Awards

5.30 – 6.30 pm: Reception

6.30 pm:           Beatrice de Cardi Lecture

For more details, see the CBA website: http://new.archaeologyuk.org/events/beatrice-de-cardi-lecture

To book a place, call CBA during office hours on 01904 671417 or via the eventbrite website:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2016-beatrice-de-cardi-lecture-agm-and-the-marsh-archaeology-awards-tickets-25949727333?utm_term=eventurl_text


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