The art of street Graffiti is considered to have been one of the most widespread arts in recent years with an increasing number of young Saudi artists. One of those young artists in Saudi is Maryam Abushal, who is the
first young women to enter the art of graffiti and to excel in her field.
Maryam began her talent… See more
Al-Qatt Al Asiri
https://glocal.soas.ac.uk/lacasa/al-quatt-al-asiri/Al Qatt Al Asiri is an old traditional art that exists in the southern region of Saudi Arabia. This intangible art is carried out by Asiri women who for hundreds of years draw these amazing shapes and symbols on the internal walls of their houses as a type of decoration. The colours are usually gathered by women from the surrounding environment See more
Al-Ahsa UNESCO Cultural Landscape
In the eastern Arabian Peninsula, the Al-Ahsa Oasis is a serial property comprising gardens, canals, springs, wells and a drainage lake, as well as historical buildings, urban fabric and archaeological sites. They represent traces of continued human settlement in the Gulf region from the Neolithic to the present, as can be seen from remaining historic fortresses, mosques, wells, … See more
Saudi Arabia and its Dialects
Professor Janet Watson examines some of the key phonological and morphological features exhibited by Arabic dialects of the Arabian Peninsula. These include features exclusive to the Peninsula such as the k-perfect attested in dialects of the western Yemeni mountain range, and the nasal definite article, and features also attested to a greater or lesser extent outside the Peninsula. … See more
Saudi MOC Language and Literature project
Year of Arabic Calligraphy, 2020
LACASA, The Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology of Saudi Arabia Project, at SOAS, University of London is a project developing work on the above fields of scholarship in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These include language maintenance, language documentation, publications, events, collaborations, consultation, and projects that build the cultural industry of Saudi Arabia.
LACASA supports Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology in academic and social sectors and provides pathways for students with exceptional work, as well as assistance for research on multiple levels. LACASA was initially developed in 2018 through efforts to increase knowledge of the Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology, and the Language and Society of Saudi Arabia, on a large scale.
The LACASA Scientific committee comprises scholars from all global regions, each of whom has focus on a specific locality and its Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology.