Dr. Ahmed Yousef Al-Obaidly Prize for Studies of Dialects and Traditional Arab Societies

The Arab Regional Center for World Heritage (ARC-WH) has launched the Dr. Ahmed Yousef Al-Obaidly Award for the Study of Ancient Arab Dialects and Societies. The award will help shed light on the traditional Arabic languages and dialects that are threatened and disappearing and encourage scientific research to enhance efforts to preserve intangible cultural heritage in the Arab world.

The award covers all regions of the Arab world. Regional and international researchers are invited to participate by presenting research or literature in Arabic or English that focus on various topics and areas of interest. Studies or text presented must be in line with the scientific method of analysis.

The award includes the following areas: contemporary Arab societies that speak languages such as Dhofari, Mehri, and Socotran, as well as various forms of text and writings widespread in the Arabian Peninsula.

The deadline for submission is 1 June 2021.

Those wishing to apply for the award must fill out of the form provided on ARC-WH’s website and send their research proposal to ARC-WH electronically via e-mail to [email protected].

Contestants can also send their proposal to the following address:

P.O. Box 75553, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain