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Editorial team

Chief Editor

Laurent Bonnefoy, Researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), SciencesPo-CERI, Paris, France.

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) has been Chief Editor of the Journal from 2012 to 2017.

Editorial Secretary

Sylvaine Giraud (CEFAS)

Scientific 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 a representative of each field: archaeology, Islamic History, Modern History, Contemporary History, Linguistics, Literature, Anthropology, Geography and Urban Studies, Political sciences.


Chief Editor: Laurent Bonnefoy


Prehistory and Ancient History Editor: Jérémie Schiettecatte, Researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, UMR Orient & Méditerranée, Mondes sémitiques), Paris

Islamic History Editor: Éric Vallet, Associate Professor, Paris I Sorbonne University

Modern History : Juliette Honvault, CNRS, IREMAM; Michel Tuchscherer, Professor Emeritus, Aix-Marseille University, IREMAM.

Social and contemporary History Editor: Stephanie Latte-Abdallah, CNRS Researcher, CERI-SciencesPo. Philippe Pétriat, Teaching Assistant, Paris I Sorbonne University.

Linguistics Editor: Julien Dufour, Associate Professor, Strasbourg University

Literature Editor: Frédéric Lagrange, Professor, Paris IV Sorbonne University

Sociology and Anthropology Editor: Blandine Destremau, CNRS Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Economic Sociology (LISE), Paris

Political Science Editor: Laurent Bonnefoy, Research Fellow CNRS-Sciences-Po Paris, CERI. Laurence Louër, Researcher, Professor at Sciences-Po Paris, CERI. Hélène Thiollet, Research Fellow CNRS- Sciences-Po Paris, CERI.

Urban Studies and Geography Editor: Roman Stadnicki, Researcher at the Centre for Economic, Judicial, and Social Study and Documentation (CEDEJ), Cairo


The Editorial Board is responsible for defining the general policy of the journal, along with the Chief Editor and in agreement with the Director of CEFAS: its members establish the program of the thematic issues.

The members of the Editorial board make a first evaluation, based on their discipline, of the free articles sent to the journal, and indicate two peer reviewers for each of them. They follow up the correspondence between authors and reviewers.

Finally, the members of the editorial board follow up the publications on the Arabian Peninsula and organize the books reviewing.

Issues Editors

Each thematic issue is coordinated by one or more editor(s). They outline the theme issue, evaluate the papers submitted to the journal, and supervise the correspondence between the authors and the reviewers. They work closely with the Editorial Secretary of the journal

Permanent Editorial Board

Archaeology & Epigraphy

Jean-François Breton, Directeur de recherches émérite, CNRS, Laboratoire ArScAn

François Bron, Directeur d'études émérite, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

Iwona Gajda, Chargée de recherche, CNRS, UMR Orient & Méditerranée, Mondes sémitiques, Paris-Ivry

Iris Gerlach, German Archaeological Institute

Michael Macdonald, Fellow of the British Academy

Joy McCorriston, Professor, Ohio University

Laïla Nehme, Directrice de recherche, CNRS, UMR Orient & Méditerranée, Paris-Ivry

Jan Retsö, Professor, Göteborg University

Medieval History

Muhammad Abdelrahim Jazem, Chercheur permanent, Centre français d’archéologie et de sciences sociales, Sanaa

Ariana d’Ottone, Associate Professor of Arabic Language & Literature, Sapienza University, Roma

Anne Regourd, Chercheur, Académie des sciences autrichienne, Institut d’anthropologie sociale, Vienne

Abdulrahman Al-Salimi, Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Sultanate of Oman

Daniel Varisco, President of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies

Modern and Contemporary History

Gian Carlo Casale, Associate Professor of History and Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota

Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia at Princeton University

Nâsir Ibrâhim, Professor at Cairo University / Qatar University

Thomas Kuehn, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby

Pierre-Jean Luizard, Directeur de recherche, CNRS GSRL, Paris

Jonathan Miran, Associate Professor, Western Washington University

Timothy Mitchell, Professor, Columbia University

Linguistics and Literature

Mohamed Bakhouch, Maître de conférences, Université d’Aix-Marseille

Peter Behnstedt, Professor Emeritus, Tübingen University

Steve Caton, Professor, Harvard University

Clive Holes, Emeritus Professorial Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford

Philip Kennedy, Associate Professor, New York Abu Dhabi University

Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle, Directrice de recherche émérite, CNRS LLACAN

Saad Sowayan, Professor Emeritus, King Saud University, Riyadh

Élisabeth Vauthier, Professeur, Université de Rennes

Anthropology and Sociology

Najwa Adra, Research Fellow, American Institute for Yemeni Studies

Michael Gilsenan, Professor, New York University

Yves Gonzalez Quijano, Lecturer, University of Lyon 2

Amélie Le Renard, Research Fellow, CNRS, Maurice Halbwachs Center

Pardis Mahdavi, Associate Professor, Pomona College

Franck Mermier, Directeur de recherche, CNRS IIAC/LAUM, Paris

Nathalie Peutz, Assistant Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi

Marina de Regt, Assistant Professor, Free University Amsterdam

Rita Wright, Professor; Center for the Study of Human Origins New York University

Political Science

Laurent Bonnefoy, Chargé de recherche, CNRS-CERI, Paris

Arang Keshavarzian, Associate Professor, Université de New York

Stéphane Lacroix, Maître de conférences, Institut d’Études Politiques, Paris

Marc Valéri, Maître de conférence, Institut des Études Arabes et Islamiques, Université d’Exeter

Urban Studies

Ali Bensaad, Professeur des universités, Institut Français de Géopolitique – Paris 8

Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University, al-‘Ain

Marc Lavergne, Directeur de recherches, CNRS, rattaché au groupe d'Études sur le monde arabe et la Méditerranée, Tours

The editorial board members help boost research on the Arabian Peninsula by strengthening research networks at an international level. Their task is to report on new publications, to evaluate articles submitted in English, French and Arabic, or to advise the editors on the appropriate scholars to contact. They will be given priority for the submission of thematic issues and will be requested to inform the editors on the scholars and PhD students who could be contacted for book reviews.

External Editorial Board

According to the themes developed in each issue, external reviewers may be requested. Their names appear in each issue of the journal.

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