LeiCenSAA is dedicated to the study of Ancient Arabia and the sharing of knowledge and expertise on this topic. Thefore it aims to collaborate closely with other research in the field.
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.