Ahmad Al-Jallad, Leiden University writes a blog on ancient Arabia. In his latest post in the series ' Marginal notes on' he discusses the Safaitic inscriptions recently published in an online exhibition of inscriptions from the national museum of Saudi Arabia by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in conjunction with the Saudi Ministry of Education.
Michael Macdonald - Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and Research Associate of the Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford - explains in a short video why we need to know about undiscovered Ancient Arabia. He talks about the unique documentary evidence available to us from Ancient Arabia and the siginificance of writing in the desert in ancient times.
On Wednesday October 19 and Thursday October 20, the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) of Qatar University and LeiCenSAA jointly organize a unique international conference on the Ancient Languages of the Arabian Peninsula in Qatar.