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BRISMES and CBRL joint mentoring events

The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) are pleased to announce the co-organising of a series of annual mentoring events targeting postgraduate students and early career researchers....

Joint Letter to University of Cambridge on Proposed UAE deal

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom and the Board of Directors of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) have sent a joint letter to Professor Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, to express our concern about the proposed academic...

Watch Recording of BRISMES Campaigns Launch

The public launch of BRISMES Campaigns Limited, the independent subsidiary of BRISMES formed to honour the boycott resolution passed by BRISMES members at the 2019 AGM, took place on 7 July 2021 as part of the BRISMES Annual Conference. The launch event...

2021 BRISMES Early Career Development Prize winners announced

We are delighted to announce that Dr Mustafa Khedewi and Dr Dina Zayed have been selected as the winners of the first BRISMES Early Career Development Prize.

Paul Starkey Receives Award for Services to Middle Eastern Studies

We are delighted to share the news that the recipient of the BRISMES Award for Services to Middle Eastern Studies this year is Professor Paul Starkey.

Letter to Egyptian President on the arrest of Dr Alia Mossallam

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom wrote to the Egyptian President to express our deep concern about the arrest and interrogation of our respected academic colleague Dr Alia Mossallam.

2021 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize winners announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for the best PhD dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities awarded by a British University in the previous calendar year.