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BRISMES Annual Conference 2017


BRISMES Annual Conference 2017 will be held in collaboration with the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Department in Edinburgh, on 5 - 7 July 2017, with the theme of 'Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux.' Call for Papers and other information is available on the conference website

BRISMES Annual Lecture: 15 February at SOAS


Prize-winning Libyan novelist Hisham Matar will offer a literary response to the present, reflecting on the seismic shifts experienced in the Arab region. This year's Annual Lecture is held in collaboration with the London Middle East Institute at SOAS and will be followed by a drinks reception. Register here.

Middle East Careers Event: 18 January 2017

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We invite student members - and all students - to our Middle East Careers Event, held on 18 January at LSE. It's a great opportunity to hear from and meet with experienced professionals who have been or are currently based in the region. More tickets will be released in January.

BRISMES Annual Conference 2016


BRISMES Annual Conference 2016 took place at the University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter Campus, on 13 – 15 July. Over 200 participants approached the theme of 'Networks' from multiple perspectives and disciplines. We would like to thank Dr. Grahame Davies for his keynote speech which explored the historical relationship between Wales and Islam.

 Recent BRISMES Actions

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BRISMES is now a signatory to the MESA Statement on academic freedom in Turkey (21 July 2016) | Read the text of BRISMES' message to President Al-Sisi regarding the death of Giulio Regeni (6 February 2016) | Read the text of BRISMES' message in support of colleagues in Turkey (19 January 2016). 


Header Globe Image Credit: 'The Middle East', © Richard Clifford via Flickr.