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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

Thank you to those who came to this fascinating workshop.  We will upload some of the presentations shortly.  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.


journal front coverJob opportunity - position of Associate Editor, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

The Council of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies seeks to appoint an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

Working closely with the Editor, Dr Lloyd Ridgeon and the other Associate Editors, the Associate Editor will have responsibility for papers submitted on Islamic history, religion and culture.

For more information, please click here. 




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