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About BRISMES


Founded in 1973, BRISMES provides a forum for educators and researchers in Middle East Studies. Membership is open to all regardless of nationality or country of residence. We work to 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. Middle East Studies is a diverse field, which encompasses all the humanities and social sciences and reaches from the present back to classical antiquity. ...Read more

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  • Letter to Iranian authorities regarding the prosecution and imprisonment of Touraj Amini

On 21 April 2021, the BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom sent a letter to the Iranian authorities to express our concern about the prosecution and imprisonment of Touraj Amini, a historian of the Qajar dynasty and Iranian Constitutional movement. BRISMES calls on the Iranian authorities to drop all charges against Mr. Amini, to cancel his undeserved prison sentence and to allow Mr. Amini to continue his research and publish his academic works in Iran.
- 21 April 2021

  • Letter to UCL regarding the Academic Board Vote on the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism

On 30 March 2021, BRISMES sent a letter to the UCL Provost and Council urging UCL to defend its autonomy against the government’s pressure to adopt the IHRA definition and to respect the Academic Board's resounding decision to retract and replace the definition. The response from UCL, received on 12 April 2021, is available to read here.
- 20 April 2021

  • Register for the 2021 BRISMES Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 2021 BRISMES Conference Knowledge, Power and Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to eminent keynote speakers Pinar Bilgin (Bilkent University, Ankara), Caroline Rooney (University of Kent, Canterbury) and amina wadud (National Islamic University in Jogjakarta), the conference programme will include a plenary roundtable addressing the conference theme and a graduate section event. The deadline for speaking delegates has been extended to 4 May 2021. We will be publishing the final conference schedule after this date. The deadline for all other delegates, including publishers, is 20 June 2021. For more information about the conference and how to register, please visit the conference website.
- 20 April 2021

Registration is now open for this joint event organised by the BISA Foreign Policy Working Group and the BRISMES subcommittee on Outreach and Pedagogy. The event will be held online on 18 May 2021, 1pm-2pm (UK time) and is free for BRISMES members. More information about the event and how to register is available here.
- 20 April 2021

  • BRISMES Prizes 2021

We are very pleased to announce the following new prizes for 2021:

BRISMES Early Career Development (ECR) Prize (2 prizes of £2000 each)
The aim of the BRISMES Early Career Development Prize is to support activities geared toward strengthening the academic profile and CV of an early career scholar.

BRISMES Conference Student Paper Prize (£300)
The aim of the BRISMES Conference Student Paper Prize is to support BRISMES student members in the development of peer-reviewed work. The prize winner will be mentored through a review process at BJMES, by a senior member of the BRISMES academic community.
- 25 March 2021


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