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

Browse the latest Calls for Papers, vacancies and other opportunities related to Middle East Studies

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

Featured Research

Islamic Revolutionary Ideology and its Narratives: The Continued Relevance of the Islamic Republic’s Ideology (Olivia Glombitza)

Is the Islamic Republic of Iran’s revolutionary ideology still relevant more than 40 years after the revolution? Is it still relevant in the Islamic...

Advocating for Palestine in Canada: Histories, Movements, Action (Jeremy Wildeman)

Why is it so difficult to advocate for Palestine in Canada and what can we learn from the movement’s successes? This account of Palestine solidarity...

The Middle East in Canadian foreign policy and national identity formation (Jeremy Wildeman)

While often overlooked, the Middle East has been a pivotal geographical and discursive space in Canadian foreign policy and national identity formation....

Arab diasporic media in Turkey: A story of (trans)national narratives in the Middle East (Mohammed Alrmizan)

The aim of this article is to investigate what seems to be a developing phenomenon of regime-critical Arab diasporic media post-Arab Spring in Turkey....

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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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