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Editorial team

Editorial team

Chief editor

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)

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: Juliette Honvault


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

Social and contemporary History Editor: Stephanie Latte-Abdallah, CNRS Researcher, IREMAM. 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, Director of Research, CNRS (French National Council for Scientific Research), Maison René Ginouvès, Paris-Nanterre

François Bron, Director of Studies, École pratique des hautes études, Paris

Iwona Gajda, Research Fellow, CNRS, UMR Orient & Méditerranée, Mondes sémitiques, Paris-Ivry

Iris Gerlach, Director of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Sanaa

Michael Macdonald, Associate Professor, University of Oxford

Joy McCorriston, Ohio University

Laïla Nehme, Research Fellow at CNRS, UMR Orient & Méditerranée, Paris-Ivry

Jan Retsö, Professor, Göteborg University

Medieval History

Muhammad Abdelrahim Jazem, Permanent Researcher, French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences, Sanaa

Ariana d’Ottone, Lecturer, Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza

Anne Regourd, Academic Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Social Anthropology, Vienna

Abdulrahman Al-Salimi, Expert in Islamic manuscripts, Ministry of Waqfs, Muscat

Daniel Varisco, Director of the Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Hofstra University, New York

Modern and Contemporary History

Gian Carlo Casale, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Bernard Haykel Professor, Princeton University

Nâsir Ibrâhîm, Assistant Professor, University of Dammam

Thomas Kuehn, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby

Pierre-Jean Luizard, Director of Research, CNRS GSRL, Paris

Franck Mermier, , Director of Research, CNRS IIAC-LAU, Paris-Ivry

Jonathan Miran, Associate Professor, Western Washington University

Timothy Mitchell, Professor, Columbia University

Linguistics and Literature

Mohamed Bakhouch, Lecturer, University of Aix-Marseille

Peter Behnstedt, Professor Emeritus, University of Tübingen

Steve Caton, Professor, Harvard University

Clive Holes, Professor, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Philip Kennedy, Associate Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi

Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle, Director of Research, CNRS LLACAN

Saad Sowayan, Professor Emeritus, King Saud University, Riyad

Élisabeth Vauthier, Professor, University of 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

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, Research Fellow, CNRS-CERI

Arang Keshavarzian, Associate Professor, New York University

Stéphane Lacroix, Lecturer, Institute of Political Science, Paris

Marc Valéri, Lecturer, Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Exeter University

Urban Studies

Ali Bensaad, Lecturer, University of Provence

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

Marc Lavergne, Director of Research, CNRS, GREMMO - Université Lyon 2


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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