A forum for educators and researchers in Middle East Studies

What We Do

We work to encourage and promote interest in Middle East Studies and to raise awareness of the region and how it is connected to other parts of the world, including the UK.

Membership of BRISMES is open to those professionally and/or personally interested in the MENA region

We organise events relevant to Middle East Studies and host an online MENA-related Events Calendar

The British Journal for Middle Eastern Studies (BJMES) publishes research on all aspects of the Middle East

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We advocate on issues that are relevant to our work to encourage and promote interest in Middle East Studies

Featured Research

‘Every one of you is now a soldier’: war metaphors in Jordanian official discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic (Yousef Barahmeh)

In this article, we examine the use of war metaphors in Jordanian official discourse on the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21, through an analysis of videos...

Paradigms of Power in Postcolonial Translation: DYNAMIC TRANSFORMATION OF ARABIC DYSTOPIAN NOVELS (Rawad Alhashmi)

This essay examines Mohammad Rabie’s Otared (Arabic 2014; English 2016) and Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad (Arabic 2013; English 2018) with...

Laughing at revolutionary times: the socio-linguistic and pragmatic functions of Jordanian political humour after the Arab Spring (Yousef Barahmeh)

This article investigates the socio-linguistic and pragmatic functions of Jordanian political humour after the Arab Spring revolutions from the perspective...

The Manama riots 1947: Bahraini Jews between Palestine and Gulf labour politics (Eirik Kvindesland)

In December 1947, following the UN decision to divide Palestine, Bahrain’s Jewish community became the target of communal violence. As crowds protested...

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Database of Expertise

The Database of Expertise in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies provides a publicly available list of MENA experts with their research and areas of expertise.

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