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The Seminar for Arabian Studies 2016

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The 50th Seminar for Arabian Studies will be held on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, and Sunday 31st July 2016 at the British Museum, London.

This year’s Special Session is “Textiles and Personal Adornment in the Arabian Peninsula”. Other featured subject areas include Pre-Historic and Islamic Archaeology, History and Ethnography, and papers on late pre-Islamic Arabia.

The programme for the 2016 Seminar is available here : https://www.thebfsa.org/seminar/the-latest-seminar/

Booking and Accommodation

You can book to attend the 2016 Seminar by downloading a form here :

The conference fee for the three days is £100 or £40 for individual days ; the fee for Friends of the British Museum and members of the BFSA is £75 or £30 per day ; and students is £50 or £20 per day. The form can be submitted by post or by e-mail. Methods of payment are also shown on the form. If you need a visa letter or a letter of invitation, please send your booking in as early as possible.
A list of suggestions for accommodation is available here :https://www.thebfsa.org/files/Accommodationsuggestions.pdf


Invitations to attend the Seminar and/or to give a paper can be issued on request to enable participants to obtain leave from their academic institutions and/or to obtain visas. However, invitations to give a paper can only be issued after an abstract has been submitted and accepted. In addition the Seminar is run on a largely voluntary basis and is non-profit-making. It is therefore unable to offer financial assistance for travel or accommodation or to waive the conference fee.


For more information about the Seminar for Arabian Studies please contact the Seminar Secretary, Dr Sarah Doherty seminar.arab@thebfsa.org

The Seminar for Arabian Studies will be held at the British Museum, London,
Friday 29th- Sunday 31st July 2016

Mailing address is :
The British Museum
London, London WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom