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Event | Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Post-disaster state, international and bottom-up responses

Registration is open for this online event examining reactions to the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria by the Turkish and Syrian states, the international community, and the population with the goal of shedding light on the workings of hybrid...

Submissions Open For 2023 Early Career Development Scholarship

We are pleased to invite submissions for the 2023 BRISMES Early Development Scholarship which aims to support activities geared toward strengthening the academic profile and CV of an early career scholar. Two prizes of £3,000 each are available.

Statement of Support for the Centre for Lebanese Studies

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom has published a statement of support for the Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS), which recently and abruptly had its partnership with the Lebanese American University (LAU) terminated. The committee wishes to express...

Letter regarding ongoing imprisonment of Bahraini academic Dr Al-Singace

On 4 January, the BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom wrote to Bahraini authorities to express our concern about the ongoing imprisonment of Bahraini academic Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace and the violations of his academic freedom. Dr Al-Singace has been...

Statement of Solidarity Following Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

BRISMES is devastated by the destruction in the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues and all who have been impacted. We offer our deepest condolences for those you have lost, and hope you are...

Letter Regarding Saudi Academics at Risk of Death Penalty

On 2 February, the BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom wrote to the Rt Hon James Cleverly to request that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office urges Saudi authorities to ensure that the death penalty against academics Awad Al-Qarni, Salman...

Statement in Response to the Rebecca Tuck KC Report on Antisemitism

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom expresses its grave concerns about the findings of the investigation into alleged antisemitism in the National Union of Students (NUS) issued by Rebecca Tuck KC.

Event | Conducting Field Research in the Middle East

The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) together with the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) are pleased to announce their third joint mentoring webinar for members.