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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Friends of the PEF have drawn our attention to  misinformation circulating online about the collapse of the PEF/ZDP conference 'Anglo-German Exploration of the Holy Land 1865-1915' which characterizes the PEF as a discriminatory organization, an accusation we strongly refute. These facts will be addressed in PEQ 149.3.

In the meantime, we wish to state the following:
 
 It was not the PEF’s proposal to cancel the conference, and we have been informed by the IAA that they did not wish it cancelled either.


 Papers from Israeli archaeologists were included in the conference programme from the beginning; rejections were on the basis of subject matter, and two of these were resubmitted and accepted.

The PEF has never discriminated against Israeli archaeologists or against the State of Israel. It supports all legal excavation within the Holy Land.



NEXT LECTURE JOINTLY WITH ASTENE

4pm, 14th September 2017

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum


Solomon N. Negima: A Palestinian Dragoman and his Clients (1885-1933)


Rachel Mairs, University of Reading


This Lecture is free. Go to Forthcoming Events for more details.


For other occassional  lectures and events please go to the Forthcoming Events for more details.

RESEARCH GRANTS FOR 2017 HAVE BEEN AWARDED. VISIT THE GRANTS PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

PEF BLOG and Twitter!

You can now follow and contribute to our blog by  clicking on this link http://www.pef.org.uk/blog/

the blog contains features by our grant recipients, news on our archives and events, and we welcome your participation.

You can also follow us on Twitter! Join the tweeters by going to https://twitter.com/PalExFund


PEQ AVAILABLE ONLINE TO SUBSCRIBERS!
PEQ is sent to all PEF subscribers four times a year. Volumes from 1865 to present are also available online to subscribers through www.tandfonline.com

This is a major step forward in the improvement of our services to our members. Now, the incredible wealth of research in the pages of PEQ and the Quarterly Statement are available for members to access wherever they happen to be. New members will receive their access details from our publishers Taylor & Francis

ABOUT THE PEF

The PEF was founded in 1865 and is the oldest organization in the world created specifically for the study of the Levant, the southern portion of which was conventionally known as ‘Palestine’. The PEF is a major bridge and information resource for the public and academic community.

The PEF constitution

It publishes an internationally respected journal, the Palestine Exploration Quarterly, and brings the latest archaeological results and research to the public in a series of regular lectures. The PEF promotes ongoing research through annual grants to scholars across the world.

Excavations at Temple Mount

 

The PEF archives hold over 40,000 photographs of Palestine, Jordan and Syria taken from 1850 onwards. The PEF collections also include archaeological artefacts, natural history specimens, maps, manuscripts, and paintings. Our unparalleled library attracts scholars from around the world. These facilities are available to our members for research, study, and publication purposes.

An earlier version of the PEF website can still be accessed at http://www.pef.org.uk/oldsite

Current office hours for visits and enquiries

(please note there may be some occassional changes to these times depending on circumstances)


Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10.30am to 4.00pm
Tuesdays: 10.30am to 5.00pm
Fridays: 10.30am to 1.00pm

If you would like to visit the PEF, please make an appointment in advance by contacting Felicity Cobbing at execsec@pef.org.uk


 

Disclaimer: The articles and illustrations appearing on the PEF’s website are sanctioned for use on this website only. Any use of such material by an outside party must receive permission from the PEF and the author in question.

The Palestine Exploration Fund, 2 Hinde Mews, Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2AA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 5379 | Fax: +44 (0)20 7486 7438 | Email: ExecSec@PEF.org.uk
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