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

Canada as a Settler Colony on the Question of Palestine (co-edited by Jeremy Wildeman and M. Muhannad Ayyash)

Canada as a Settler Colony on the Question of Palestine explores Canada-Palestine relations through a settler colonial lens. The authors argue that there...

Communications in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire (Burçe Çelik)

The history of communications in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey contradicts the widespread belief that communications is a byproduct of modern capitalism...

Identity politics and ethnic humour in contemporary Jordan (Yousef Barahmeh)

Following political turbulence and instability in the Middle East, Jordan has become a home for a large number of Palestinians, Iraqis, and Syrians, and...

Gender Trouble in the Land of the Nile: Transgender Identities, the Judiciary and Islam in Egypt (Nora Noralla)

The paper provides a socio-political context analysis to outline Al-Azhar’s discourse on transgender identities and its influence on law and policy in...

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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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