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PEF LECTURES: Our next event is on the 6th June, 4pm at the British Museum                                                                                                                

                                                                 PEF AGM LECTURE 2019

                                                 THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF SULTAN SALADIN

                                         Jonathan Phillips, Royal Holloway, University of London 

                              In Association with the British Museum Department of Middle East      

Details of this event are posted on the 'Latest Content' section of this website.

Tickets will be made available through the British Museum 1 month - 2 weeks before the lecture. To book, contact the British Museum Box Office:  020 7323 8181 or www.britishmuseum.org  and go to the 'What's On' option at the top of the BM homepage. Choose the 'Events Calendar' and scroll down the page to see events listed by date and time.

 

PEF IN THE JORDAN TIMES

Teh PEF has been featured in a recent edition of the English-language newspaper, The Jordan Times. See the link here

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/palestine-exploration-fund-moves-show-levantine-heritage-culture-london

 

 2019 RESEARCH GRANTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO

James Fraser,  "The Khirbet Ghozlan Excavation Project: Investigating Bronze Age horticulture in the Jordan Valley escarpment."

Pascal Flohr,  "More than Meets the Eye: Locating Late Neolithic sites on the Kerak Plateau, Jordan."

Jeffrey Auerbach,  "Exploring Palestine, 1865-1885: Public-Private Partnership and the origins of the British Mandate in Palestine"

Yorke M. Rowan, "Eastern Badia Archaeological Project: Wisad Pools"

Omar Nasser-Khoury - "Phase II: Documentation of the British Museum’s Palestine Textile Collection: A knowledge Exchange Fellowship 2018-2019"

For more information please go to https://www.pef.org.uk/grants/


OUR 2018 GRANT PROJECTS CAN BE SEEN AT:https://www.pef.org.uk/awards/2018-grant-awards

THE PEF HAS MOVED & WE ARE NOW OPEN TO RESEARCHERS AND VISITORS BY APPOINTMENT

Our contact details in Greenwich are:

Palestine Exploration Fund, 5-6 Dreadnought Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9FP. Tel: +44 (0) 207 935 5379, Fax: + 44 (0) 207 485 7438, email: execsec@pef.org.uk, admin@pef.org.uk  www.pef.org.uk

Our stop is the DLR Station 'Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich'.  Follow directions for the Cutty Sark itself. You will come to the River Thames with the Cutty Sark on your Right. Facing the river, turn left and walk along the Thames Path for about 5 - 7 minutes, with the river on your Right, and a housing estate on your left. You will soon come to a new development. Keep walking straight past two restaurants 'The Sail Loft' and 'The Oystercatcher' and you will come to an open area with a Waitrose on a Costa on your left. Keep on walking along the riverfront, and you will see a small children's playground ahead of you. This is opposite the PEF's entrance. Attached is a map showing our location.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Palestine+Exploration+Fund/@51.4828762,-0.0187111,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48761ad2edd9a3b1:0x687e88c9958fa70d!8m2!3d51.4828729!4d-0.0165171

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PEF ANNUAL WINS A MAJOR PUBLICATIONS AWARD

Dr James A. Fraser has won the prestigious Ernest G. Wright academic publications award at the recent  ASOR conference in Denver, Colorado for his book 'Dolmens in the Levant' which was published as PEF Annual XIV in 2018 withTaylor and Francis publishing. Our congratulations go to him, and to all the PEF publications team, for producing such an outstanding book.

To find out more about this title go to https://www.pef.org.uk/annuals/new-in-2018-pef-annual-xiv-dolmens-in-the-levant

To order your copy of Dolmens in the Levant, please order directly online at: www.routledge.com

or UK and Rest of the World email: tandf@bookpoint.co.uk

US, Canada, Latin America: orders@taylorandfrancis.com

Members of the PEF receive generous discounts on all Annuals purchased online through the above website, so to find out how to claim your discount, please contact the PEF office (admin@pef.org.uk or 0207 935 5379) with your details and we will provide you with the code.

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PEF LIBRARY ONLINE

The PEF Library catalogue is now available to view online by clicking on the link below.

https://sites.google.com/site/peflibrarysearch/

The library holds specialist titles (including journals) covering the core subjects of interest to the PEF for the Levant region (including Cyprus and the Sinia). Some key titles covering Egypt, the Aegean, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia are also held.


Archaeology
Geography
Earth sciences
Ethnography and Anthropology,
Ancient History and History (up to 1948)
Art and Architectural History,
Travelogues


PEF members can access the library by appointment.


To become a member, and/or to make an appointment to use the library, please contact the office

T: + 44 207 935 5379, or email: admin@pef.org.uk or execsec@pef.org.uk
To check the availalbilty of a volume, please contact the Librarian at: librarian@pef.org.uk

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PEF BLOG and Twitter

You can now follow and contribute to our blog by  clicking on this link https://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


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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

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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 https://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)


Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm
 

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.

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