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The French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences in the Arabian Peninsula (CEFAS) was first known as the French Center for Yemeni Studies (CFEY), which was founded in 1982 to provide accommodation for archaeological missions and researchers involved in fieldwork within the boundaries of what was then the Arab Republic of Yemen. Renamed CEFAS in 2001, the Centre gradually extended its coverage beyond the borders of Yemen, encompassing the whole Arabian Peninsula (United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Republic of Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain and Sultanate of Oman) in its fields of research.
The CEFAS is part of the network of the French Research Centers Abroad, IFRE, and is run both by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During its thirty years of existence, the Center published or co-published more than 90 works (, in European languages and in Arabic, most of them co-edited, in Middle East countries or in France. It publishes an online Journal, Arabian Humanities who succeeded to Yemeni Chronicles (1993–2013).

Contacts and address


Abbès Zouache
Kuwait City
Tel: + 965 66 48 39 88

Coordinator of the online publications

Éric Vallet
Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1

Journal Arabian Humanities

Director: Abbès Zouache
Editor in chief: Laurent Bonnefoy
SciencesPo CERI, Paris

Editorial Secretary

Sylvaine Giraud
Aden, Yemen
Tel.: + 967 711 540 703

Postal address of CEFAS (Letters only, no parcel)

MAEDI - Koweit
13 rue Louveau
92438 Chatillon Cedex

Location in Kuwait

Khaz al Diwan
10 Street Dasman
Kuwait City, Koweit