27 novembre 2022

5th International Seminar of the Archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula

The accumulation of recent data, pooled by the numerous archaeological missions, on the fields or in laboratories, allows us to a further comprehension of material culture in Arabian Peninsula, for the Late Antiquity until the beginning of the Medieval period.

5th International Seminar of the Archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula

Organized by the NCCAL, the CEFREPA & the LA3M
Kuwait / November 27-29, 2022

Material culture in the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf during the Late Antiquity and the Early Islamic period

Introduction

Material culture within the Arabian Peninsula is still a growing field of research, particularly regarding the study of the artefacts dated within the end of the Sassanian empire to the Abbasid caliphs.

Since the 1960s and 1970s, archaeologists have proposed numerous hypotheses for a better understanding of the exchange networks, architecture, typologies of objects and their dating.

Beyond the typological works, new research focused on chemical characterization and function with a developing interest for their context location in domestic habitats or other types of occupations.

The accumulation of recent data, pooled by the numerous archaeological missions, on the fields or in laboratories, allows us to a further comprehension of material culture in Arabian Peninsula, for the Late Antiquity until the beginning of the Medieval period.

Main objectives

This international conference represents an opportunity for researchers, working in and around the Peninsula, to present or answer many pending issues.

Whether related to matters of typology, dating and provenance of artefacts or comparisons between the uses of materials in different archaeological sites. But also related to architectural techniques and their development through the period.

This gathering will allow the discussion between specialists of the different types of objects (pottery, glass, stoneware, metalwork, stucco) .

It will be the occasion to share information between archaeologists and various researchers trained in history and art history

The main objective of this international conference will be a proposal of a global syntheses on the material culture of the Arabian Peninsula at that specific period.

Seminar Agenda
  • November 27 : Sessions of conference n°1 to n°3 at the National Library of Kuwait ;
  • November 28 : Sessions of conference n°4 to n°5 at the National Library of Kuwait; Workshop at the French institute of Humanities Research in the Arabian Peninsula (CEFREPA)
  • November 29 : Working session on Failaka island; visit of the early Islamic sites of the island and discussions in Failaka archaeological center.
    Academic affiliations of the organizing board

    Dr. Sultan Al-Duweesh (NCCAL)
    Dr. Julie Bonnéric (IFPO / CEFREPA)
    Rémi Perrogon (CEFREPA / Aix Marseille University – LA3M laboratory)

Programme préliminaire :
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Appel à projet initial :
Call for papers 5th ISAAP
27 nov. 202229 nov. 2022
2 days at Kuwait National Library
1 day at Failaka Archaeological Center

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