About NMES


The mission of New Middle Eastern Studies is to provide a platform for the work of graduate students and early career researchers in the field of Middle Eastern Studies. We aim to publish work that extends knowledge, offers new perspectives on the debates within Middle Eastern Studies, and challenges orthodoxies in the field.


The idea for a BRISMES Graduate Section e-journal was first put forth in 2004, when the Graduate Section was created. In 2008, the leadership of the Graduate Section approached the BRISMES Council with a plan to create this student-run e-journal. After receiving the approval of the Council, the format was debated extensively within the Graduate Section Representative Committee, and the first editorial board was formed in late 2009. The first call for submissions was made in the fall of 2010 and the journal was officially launched in 2011.

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