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The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Regional Origins, Present Reality, Future Prospects

Friday, 29 April 2016: 9.30am - 5.00 pm | G.04, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

Co-organised by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh. More info here


squareairroutescoolAnnual Conference 2016

BRISMES Annual Conference 2016 will take place at the University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter Campus, on 13 – 15 July. More information here.

The 2016 BRISMES Annual Conference seeks to place networks at the centre of the discussion, encouraging proposals for papers and panels that take up this theme in innovative ways. In addition, we warmly encourage proposals on any topic related to Middle Eastern Studies, regardless of its fit with the theme.


Open Letter to President Al-Sisi regarding Giulio Regeni 

For the text of our message to President Al-Sisi regarding the death of Giulio Regeni, please click here

BRISMES Supports Academic Freedom

For the text of our message in support of our colleagues in Turkey, click here.  If you would like to support in a personal capacity, please see the petition here.  Alternatively, you could send an email expressing your concerns (including a note of your name, position and academic institution) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it