The BRISMES Annual 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.

Call for Papers 2022

Exploring and Contesting the (re)production of coloniality in the Middle East: Borders, Transnationalism, and Resistance

4-6 July 2022, MECACS, St Andrews

Submissions are now open. The deadline for all submissions is noon (GMT) on Monday, 22 November 2021.

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce two of the three keynote speakers that will be joining us at BRISMES Annual Conference 2022: Professor Amira K Bennison, University of Cambridge and Professor Raymond Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews.

2021 Online Conference

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

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