The British Foundation for the Study of Arabia’s 2014 Bulletin for Arabian Studies, sponsored by the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, is out now.
Each year, the BFSA publishes a 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. It details fieldwork going on in the past year in countries throughout the Arabian Peninsula, and is becoming the definitive guide for archaeological work in this region. This year’s highlights include the DISPERSE project (Dynamic Landscapes, Coastal Environments and Human Dispersals) which undertakes fieldwork in Saudi Arabia to try to reconstruct prehistoric human landscapes; Identifying World War One sites in the Arabian Peninsula and the Bahrain Burial Project which is trying to date the “royal” burial mounds of Aali. The MBI Al Jaber Foundation is the main sponsor for the bulletin.
To read the 2014 Bulletin: http://bit.do/BFSA_bulletin
The BFSA was created in 2010 by the merger of the organizing committees of the Seminar for Arabian Studies and the Society for Arabian Studies and carries out the functions of both with an even wider remit. The BFSA exists to promote research relating to the Arabian Peninsula and, in particular, its archaeology, history, epigraphy, languages, literature, art, culture, ethnography, geography, geology and natural history.
The MBI Al Jaber Foundation hosts and sponsors both the MBI Al Jaber Public lecture held during the annual Seminar for Arabian Studies and the Seminar itself (organised by BFSA) each July (Friday 25th to Sunday 27 July 2014). The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only annual international forum for the presentation of the latest academic research on the Arabian Peninsula. The subjects covered include archaeology, history, epigraphy, languages, literature, art, culture, ethnography, geography, etc. from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).
More on the Seminar for Arabian Studies and BFSA: http://www.thebfsa.org/seminar/the-latest-seminar
The MBI Al Jaber Public Lecture this year will be given by Prof Lloyd Weeks, University of New England on “The Quest for the Copper Mountain of Magan: how early metallurgy shaped Arabia and set the horizons of the Bronze Age world”.
26th July 2014, 6pm
BP Lecture Theatre, The British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG
Free, but booking essential: http://bit.ly/mbialjaberlecture2014
For further information, please contact:
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