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Event | Professor Nadje Al-Ali to Give 2022 BRISMES Annual Lecture

We are delighted to announce that Professor Nadje Al-Ali will give the 2022 BRISMES Annual Lecture. The title of the lecture will be Feminist Dilemmas and Ambivalences: Gendered and queer perspectives on the Middle East.

Job Opportunity | BRISMES Conference Coordinator

We are seeking a part-time Conference Coordinator to provide administration for the BRISMES Annual Conference 2023. The Conference Coordinator will work closely with Neve Gordon, the BRISMES Vice President, the BRISMES Manager and the Conference Committee....

Event | Contemporary Arabic Literature and Literary Translation

On Wednesday 19 October, the BRISMES Outreach & Pedagogy Committee, will host this panel discussing contemporary Arabic literature and literary translation published in the last dozen years, particularly following the onset of the ‘Arab Spring’.

Event | BRISMES-Balfour Project Event: Peace Advocacy Fellowship

This event, organised by BRISMES and the Balfour Project, is an opportunity for postgraduate students (and final year undergraduate students) who have already read about the Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellowship, to meet the team, learn about the...

Letters regarding the imprisonment of PhD student Salma al-Shehab

On 24 August, the BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom wrote to the Vice-Chancellor of University of Leeds and to the UK government to express our alarm at the conviction and jailing of University of Leeds PhD student Salma al-Shehab. We are appalled...

Letters to LSE and Edinburgh in light of UNFCCC partnerships

We have written to LSE and the University of Edinburgh to urge them to clarify and restate their commitment to academic freedom in light of their partnerships with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) whose annual conference,...

BRISMES writes to Coordinator of National Dialogue in Egypt

On 9 August, the BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom wrote to Diaa Rashwan, Coordinator of the National Dialogue in Egypt, to express our deep concern about the ongoing detention of five Egyptian scholars.

Nicola Pratt receives Award for Services to Middle East Studies

It was with great pleasure that we awarded Professor Nicola Pratt the BRISMES Award for Services to Middle Eastern Studies at our 2022 Annual Conference in St Andrews.