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School of Modern Languages & Cultures: Department of Arabic

The Red Sea Project

Red Sea Project Phase I:  Red Sea Trade and Travel

Held at The British Museum on Sunday 6 October 2002



The Red Sea Project Phase II: People of the Red Sea

Held at The British Museum on 29 and 30 October 2004

Conference Programme

Abstracts: Friday 29 October 2004

Abstracts: Saturday 30 October 2004


Red Sea Project Part III: Natural Resources and Cultural Connections of the Red Sea

Held at The British Museum on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2006


Phase III Project Report October 2006


Red Sea Project Part IV: Connected Hinterlands

The Fourth International Conference on the Peoples of the Red Sea Region
Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton
25th-26th September 2008

Building upon the Society for Arabian Studies' successful Red Sea biennial conference series, the Centre for Maritime Archaeology of the University of Southampton is delighted to bring Red Sea IV to Southampton in September 25th to 26th 2008.

Red Sea IV explores themes of connection and communication across and along the Red Sea through the material culture, anthropology, ethnography, history, and languages of peoples living in the hinterlands of the sea from the earliest times to the early modern period.
The committee has accepted submissions from 27 speakers, organized into the following sessions: 1.The Prehistoric and Dynastic Red Sea, 2.Arabian Ports and Hinterlands, 3.Peoples of the Red Sea, 4.Navies and Navigation, 5.Pilgrimage and Travel, 6.The Connecting the Hinterlands of East Africa, 7.Medieval Trade, 8.Islamic Ports. We would also welcomes academic posters for display at the conference on Red Sea related topics.

The conference organizers wish to thank the Society for Arabian Studies as well as Southampton University School of Law, Arts and Social Sciences, for their financial and practical support as well as The Saudi-British Society and The Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trust for their financial support.
The organisers of Red Sea IV are: Dr Lucy Blue, John Cooper, Ross Thomas and Julian Whitewright. They can be contacted on all conference-related matters at Web link

Call for Papers

Booking Form