Current Issue: Spring 2015

The BFSA publishes an annual Bulletin in the spring 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 Petersen’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 Conference

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

We are very sad to announce  the recent death of Dr. Paul Lunde, a former member of the Committee of the Society for Arabian Studies, who died peacefully at his home in Cambridge on 9th August.  He was an accomplished independent scholar, able to research in an exceptional range of languages including Arabic, Hebrew, Italian and Catalan, and was widely published. He wrote frequently for the Foundation’s Bulletin.

His funeral will take place at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. It will be held in the Chapel of St Edmund’s College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge CB3 0BN.

If you would like to knowmore  details of the funeral, please contact his wife, Dr. Caroline Stone, on: stonelunde@hotmail.com

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