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Letter from Academic Freedom Committee to University of Glasgow

Letter to University of Glasgow regarding the ‘Protocol for Managing Speakers and Events’, the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, and their implications for Middle East Studies and Academic Freedom.

Academic freedom in relation to the dismissal of Prof David Miller

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom has written to Bristol University to express our dismay at the decision to fire Professor David Miller.

Mohsen Kadivar to give the 2021 BRISMES Annual Lecture

We are delighted to announce that Professor Mohsen Kadivar will be giving the 2021 BRISMES Annual Lecture. The title of the lecture will be Transformation of ‘Islamic Republic’ to ‘Islamic State of Iran’. The lecture will take place online and...

2021 BRISMES Conference Student Paper Prize Winner Announced

We ar delighted to announce that Marianne Dhenin has been selected as the winner of the 2021 BRISMES Conference Student Paper Prize.

Upcoming Event: Applying for Funding and Securing a Post-doc

BRISMES and CBRL are pleased to announce the first in a series of co-organised annual mentoring events for our members. The event will take place online on Wednesday 13 October, 16:00-17:30 GMT.

BRISMES and CBRL announce series of 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...