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Collection: Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies

The Seminar for Arabian Studies (www.thebfsa.org/seminar/) is the only international forum which meets annually for the presentation of the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula (including archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, ethnography, language, history, art, architecture, 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).

The Seminar meets for three days - Thursday to Saturday - in the third week of July each year in London or another British university town. Up to 150 people attend the Seminar from all over the Middle East, Europe, and North America as well as India, Pakistan, Australia and Japan and up to 50 papers are now presented each year.

Papers read at the Seminar are published in the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies in time for the Seminar of the following year. The Proceedings therefore contains new research on Arabia and reports of new discoveries in the Peninsula in a wide range of disciplines.

Publication and distribution were taken over by Archaeopress in 2003 and back issues are available.

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Printed back-issues are available below. For ongoing subscriptions, and online access, please visit the dedicated Archaeopress Journals website: PSAS Homepage

ISSN: 0308-8421

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Stone Tools of Prehistoric Arabia: Papers from the Special Session of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held on 21 July 2019

ed. K. Bretzke et al.

This volume presents the proceedings from the special one-day session on the stone tools of prehistoric Arabia, held during the Seminar for Arabian Studies (Leiden 2019). READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 50 2020

ed. Daniel Eddisford

The 53rd Seminar for Arabian Studies was hosted by the University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019. In total 65 papers and 23 posters were presented at the three-day event. This proceedings volume presents a selection of papers and posters. READ MORE

Paperback: £69.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 49 2019

ed. Daniel Eddisford

Humanities studies on the Arabian Peninsular including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, numismatics, theology, and more, from the earliest times to the present day or, in the fields of political and social history, to around the end of the Ottoman Empire. READ MORE

Paperback: £69.00 | eBook: £16.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 49 2019

ed. Daniel Eddisford

Humanities studies on the Arabian Peninsular including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, numismatics, theology, and more, from the earliest times to the present day or, in the fields of political and social history, to around the end of the Ottoman Empire. READ MORE

eBook: £16.00

Languages, scripts and their uses in ancient North Arabia

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald

Most of the papers published in this volume were presented at a Special Session of the 51st Seminar for Arabian Studies (British Museum, August 2017) to celebrate the completion in the previous March of Phase 2 of the ‘Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia’ (OCIANA). READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 48 2018

ed. Julian Jansen van Rensburg et al.

Humanities studies on the Arabian Peninsular including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, numismatics, theology, and more, from the earliest times to the present day or, in the fields of political and social history, to around the end of the Ottoman Empire. READ MORE

Paperback: £69.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 47 2017

ed. Julian Jansen van Rensburg et al.

Papers from the fiftieth meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, the principal international academic forum for research on the Arabian Peninsula. READ MORE

Paperback: £69.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 46, 2016

ed. Janet Starkey et al.

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, the only international academic forum that meets annually for the presentation of research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula. READ MORE

Paperback: £69.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 45 2015

ed. Orhan Elmaz

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2014. READ MORE

Paperback: £69.00

Languages of Southern Arabia

ed. Orhan Elmaz et al.

The special session in 2013, Languages of Southern Arabia, was the fifth in the Seminar for Arabian Studies special session series. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 44 2014

ed. Robert Hoyland et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2013. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 43 2013

ed. Lloyd Weeks et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2012. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 42 2012

ed. Janet Starkey

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2011 READ MORE

Paperback: £67.00

The Nabataeans in Focus: Current Archaeological Research at Petra

ed. Laila Nehmé et al.

Proceedings of the special session held during the Seminar for Arabian Studies 2011. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 41 2011

ed. Janet Starkey

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2010. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00

The Development of Arabic as a Written Language

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald

Proceedings of the special session held during the Seminar for Arabian Studies 2009. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 40 2010

ed. Janet Starkey

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2009. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 39 2009

ed. Janet Starkey

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2008. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 38 2008

ed. Lloyd Weeks et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2007. READ MORE

Paperback: £49.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 37 2007

ed. Lloyd Weeks et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2006. READ MORE

Paperback: £47.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 36 2006

ed. Rob Carter et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2005. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 35 2005

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2004. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 34 2004

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2003. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 33 2003

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2002. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 26 1996

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1995. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 20 1990

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1989. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 17 1987

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1986. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 15 1985

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1984. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 9 1979

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1978. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 6 1976

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1975. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 1-3 1971

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1968-1970. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00