A forum for educators and researchers in Middle East Studies

Ecology, Crisis, and Power in the Middle East

We are delighted to announce that the 2023 BRISMES Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of Exeter and will take place from 3 to 5 July 2023. A call for panels and abstracts will be sent out in the coming months.

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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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Featured Research

States of Subsistence: The Politics of Bread in Contemporary Jordan (José Ciro Martínez)

On any given day in Jordan, more than nine million residents eat approximately ten million loaves of khubz 'arabi - the slightly leavened flatbread known...

The Arabs and the Muslims Between Diaspora and Transnationalism (Mohammed Alrmizan)

Both Arab and Muslim migrants have noticeable populations in all parts of the world. This article qualitatively investigates the Arabs, the Muslims, and...

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...

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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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