Leiden is home to several active research projects on Ancient Arabia, including the following:
NWO-funded Landscapes of Survival: Pastorial Societies, Rock Art and Literacy in Jordan’s Black Desert, c. 1000 BC to 500 AD, PI: Prof. dr. P. Akkermans; Co-PI: Dr. A. Al-Jallad; PhD students: H. Huigens, N. Brusgaard, C. Della Puppa.
NWO-funded VENI-Grant The Writing on the Rocks: Thamudic and Arabia’s Linguistic Past, PI Dr. A. Al-Jallad.
A partnership with AHRC-funded Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia project, based at the Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford, PIs Prof. dr. J. Johns and Mr. M.C.A. Macdonald.
NWO-funded PhD project Linguistic Variation at Ancient Dadan, PhD student F. Kootstra.
And other PhD projects, covering Nabataean and early Arabic.