The Spring 2021 IASA Bulletin is now in production. Members will be sent their copy directly. The Bulletin compiles notices on research, publications, fieldwork, museum updates, conferences & events in the Arabian Peninsula. Queries or submissions to bulletin@theiasa.com.

The 2020 IASA Bulletin is now available to download from this website.

IASA Lectures

14 June 2021
Lecture by Dr Janet Purdy, Daniel F. Ada L. Rice Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in African Art, Art Institute of Chicago: ‘Carved Doors as Historical Documents in Zanzibar, Oman, and Beyond.’ 17.30 BST, via Zoom. Register here.

14 October 2021
Lecture by Professor Peter Magee, Director of Zayed National Museum and the Head of Archaeology with the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi: ‘How Abu Dhabi’s archaeology is reshaping the understanding of the Global Neolithic’ Further details to be announced.

Information on previous lectures may be found on the Lectures page, and some of the lectures are on the IASA YouTube Channel .


Seminar for Arabian Studies

The 2021 Seminar for Arabian Studies will take place online over the weekends of 2 – 4 and 9 – 11 July in collaboration with Casa Árabe.  The Programme is here. Registration is now open here. 

More information on the Seminar

IASA Twitter

Qal’at al #Bahrain-#Ancient Harbour & Capital of Dilmun
About 25% of the site has been excavated, revealing structures of different types: residential, public, commercial,religious & military. They testify to the importance of the site,a trading port,over the centuries [UNESCO].

Constructed in the 16th century as a private residence for visiting imams

Visit it to catch a glimpse at past times. This is thanks to the many traditional furniture and fittings on display, as well as, the underground falaj system.

📌Bait Na’aman Castle #Barka


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