The BRISMES Annual Conference

Conference

BRISMES brings together those professionally involved in the Middle East to promote Middle Eastern Studies in the UK, and the BRISMES conference is the largest and most prestigious annual UK gathering of scholars and practitioners focussed on the region. 

At the event, BRISMES invites researchers from all disciplines to explore that year’s theme – or to present any aspect of their Middle East Studies research. The conference moves around the country as it is hosted by a different UK university every year.

The 2022 Annual BRISMES Conference will be hosted by the Institute of the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS) at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

2022 Conference

Exploring and Contesting the (Re)Production of Coloniality in the Middle East: Borders, Transnationalism, and Resistance

4-6 July, 2022

University of St Andrews 

The provisional programme of our 2022 conference is now available. You can view it here. Registration is also open for non-presenting delegates until 3 June 2022. You can complete your registration here.

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce the three keynote speakers who will be joining us at BRISMES Annual Conference 2022: Professor Amira K Bennison, University of Cambridge, Professor Raymond Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews, and Dr Heba Raouf Ezzat, Ibn Haldun University, Turkey. 

2021 Online Conference

For links, videos and information regarding the 2021 Conference please click here: 

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