The Bulletin of Nabataean Studies (BNS) is a freely accessible academic web resource. Its goals are: Updating all scholars interested in Nabataean culture and history; and promoting contacts and scientific exchanges among experts from different areas.

Until the end of 2005 BNS was hosted by the Department of Asiatic Studies – University „L’Orientale“ , Naples (Italy) (UNO), and carried out by Giancarlo Lacerenza (Ph. D., Semitics), within the framework of the scientific activities backed by the Chair of Ancient Near Eastern History (Prof. Carlo Zaccagnini).

The BNS International Committee of Referees includes: Khairieh ’Amr (Amman), Hannah M. Cotton (Jerusalem), John F. Healey (Manchester), Michael C. A. Macdonald (Oxford), Laïla Nehmé (Paris), Emile Puech (Jerusalem), Robert Wenning (Münster), Ada Yardeni (Jerusalem).


Scholars engaged in research projects concerning Nabataeans (art, archaeology, history, language, and so forth), can contribute with:


Direct sending of off-prints and volumes to our address will result in an accurate description in our bibliographical database and, if available, in our Abstracts. Books and monographs will also be exposed on our Bookshelf. When not possible for either Authors or Editors to send even a photocopy of their publications, e-mail is recommended for submitting new entries.

Each bibliographical information should be as much complete as it is possible; the relevant data should preferably be indicated according to the following order:

Articles in miscellaneous volumes should be indicated as:

Notices of forthcoming publications will also be included. Notices of meetings, conferences, congresses, events and exibitions, are welcome: they will be included in our „News“ section. Notices of research projects and websites connected with the Nabataean world, are to be found in our „Links“ selection.