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Arabian Humanities International Journal

Arabian Humanities. International Journal of Archaeology and Social Sciences in the Arabian Peninsula

Content and objectives

Arabian Humanities is the continuation of the earlier Chroniques yéménites journal, published by the French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences in Sanaa (CEFAS) from 1993. It broadens its scope to the entire Arabian Peninsula, and is now resolutely oriented towards international research networks.

Arabian Humanities is a peer-reviewed journal. It is multilingual (articles published in French, English or Arabic, with abstracts in the two other languages), and freely available on internet.

Arabian Humanities intends, through biennial issues, to cover all areas of the humanities from prehistory to contemporary societies in the Arabian Peninsula. Constructed around a specific theme, each issue will also include independent articles and book reviews on the latest publications on the Arabian Peninsula appearing in European languages and Arabic.

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Publishing norms

Arabian Humanities n° 4 - Call for papers: The Arab spring in the Arabian Peninsula

Deadline for submitting the abstracts 15 June 2013

While protest movements since early 2011 in the Arabian Peninsula may not have been at the core of international media and academic attention, they have sometimes profoundly impacted the various political systems of the six Gulf monarchies and of the Yemeni republic. Directly, in reaction or even by anticipation, ruling elites and decision makers have adapted to a new local, regional and international context. Arabian Humanities wishes to publish a special issue dealing with the impact of (...)

Editors and Editorial Board

The editorial policy and the management of the different issues are provided by a team which will ensure the diversity of the themes covered and a crossing of multidisciplinary approaches. THE TEAM IS COMPOSED OF THE FOLLOWING EDITORS Editorial Director: Juliette Honvault, Researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), IREMAM (Institute for Research and Study on the Arab and Muslim Worlds, Aix-en-Provence, France). CEFAS Director: Michel Tuchscherer, Professor. (...)

Arabian Humanities n° 3 - Call for papers of the Thematic Issue: Contemporary Writing in the Arabian Peninsula

Deadline for submitting the abstracts 15 October 2012

Since the late twentieth century, the literary production of the Peninsula has emerged on the Arab literary scene as a player in the future of Arabic literature, both by its writers, its structures of legitimization and the evolution of the readership present in this region. The contribution of some countries like Saudi Arabia and Yemen is significant. It has sometimes overshadowed the literary activity of other countries from the Peninsula like the Oman Peninsula, land of the poet Sayf (...)

Arabian Humanities n° 3, Free Articles Section Call for Papers

Deadline: 1st June 2013

Arabian Humanities is an International Journal of Archaeology and Social Sciences on the Arabian Peninsula. ( It is the continuation of the Chroniques Yéménites, ( which was the first peer-reviewed academic journal on Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa published by the CEFAS between 1993 and 2011. Its editorial board is calling for papers for the Free Articles Section of the 3rd issue of the journal, devoted to (...)