A forum for educators and researchers in Middle East Studies

Register for 2024 BRISMES Annual Conference

Registration for non-presenting delegates is open for the 2024 BRISMES Annual Conference taking place at Lancaster University from 1-3 July 2024.

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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 Theology and Extraterrestrial Life: New Frontiers in Science and Religion (Co-edited by Jörg Matthias Determann and Shoaib Ahmed Malik)

Over the last thirty years, humanity has discovered thousands of planets outside of our solar system. The discovery of extraterrestrial life could be imminent....

Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Power Struggle over ‘Muslimness’: Reification, Securitization, and Identification (Jérémy Dieudonné)

This paper questions the apparent hostility between Iran and Saudi Arabia and highlights its discursive construction. It explores the centrality of ‘Muslimness’...

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...

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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