Event | Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Post-disaster state, international and bottom-up responses
Registration is open for this online event examining reactions to the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria by the Turkish and Syrian states, the...
Submissions Open For 2023 Early Career Development Scholarship
We are pleased to invite submissions for the 2023 BRISMES Early Development Scholarship which aims to support activities geared toward strengthening the...
Statement of Support for the Centre for Lebanese Studies
The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom has published a statement of support for the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS), which recently and abruptly had...
Letter regarding ongoing imprisonment of Bahraini academic Dr Al-Singace
On 4 January, the BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom wrote to Bahraini authorities to express our concern about the ongoing imprisonment of Bahraini...
Statement of Solidarity Following Earthquake in Turkey and Syria
BRISMES is devastated by the destruction in the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues and all...
Letter Regarding Saudi Academics at Risk of Death Penalty
On 2 February, the BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom wrote to the Rt Hon James Cleverly to request that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office...
Statement in Response to the Rebecca Tuck KC Report on Antisemitism
The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom expresses its grave concerns about the findings of the investigation into alleged antisemitism in the National...
Event | Conducting Field Research in the Middle East
The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) together with the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) are pleased to announce their...
Watch 'Contemporary Arabic Literature and Literary Translation'
A recording of this event, which was held online on 19 October 2022, is now available to watch on the the BRISMES YouTube channel.
Watch Recording of the 2022 Annual Lecture with Professor Nadje Al-Ali
On 17 November 2022, we had the pleasure of hosting Professor Nadje Al-Ali for the 2022 BRISMES Annual Lecture. The lecture was held online and was entitled...
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