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Benefits of Membership

  • A substantial discount on the fee for the BRISMES Annual Conference
  • Receipt of five issues per year of the British Journal for Middle Eastern Studies by post and access to the journal online
  • Receipt of monthly e-newsletters detailing news and opportunities in Middle East Studies and upcoming MENA-related events throughout the UK
  • For student members, the opportunity to apply for BRISMES Scholarships and Bursaries
  • The opportunity to publicise events and jobs in our Featured listings on the BRISMES events calendar and jobs page for free
  • For full BRISMES members (Fellows), the opportunity to vote in the AGM
  • Free publicity for news related to your academic research (eg. newly published books, awards won) through the BRISMES e-newsletter and on BRISMES social media platforms.

Membership Categories

Fellows (Full Members)

Membership in this category is open to those professionally and/or personally concerned with the MENA region and international relations. Fellows vote to elect (and are eligible to become) the Society's Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. They also elect and are eligible to become members of the Council (trustees).

Student Members

Membership in this category is open to students. 

Corporate Members

Membership category is open to organisations interested in the Middle East.

Subscription rates for 2020 are as follows:

  • Fellow: £120.00*
  • Fellow - special rate as described below**: £80
  • Fellow - post graduation deal as described below***: £30
  • Student: £30.00
  • Corporate:  £500.00

* This amount is reduced to £100 for those paying by standing order or based overseas.

** Special rate £80 (reduced to £70 for those paying by standing order or based overseas): available to anyone over the current state pension age and no longer in full time employment. Similarly, anyone who has been unemployed for a period of more than six months may benefit from this reduced rate, until such time as they find gainful employment.

*** Special rate £30: Upon graduation, for a period of two years, former student members may benefit from a reduced rate of £30.

Please Note:

  • BRISMES is a recognised charitable body, all subscriptions are therefore tax deductible.
  • BRISMES membership runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.
  • Subscriptions are due on 1 January each year. Members joining after this date will have their membership back-dated from 1 January and publications sent for that year.
  • Membership applications are processed manually; there will be a delay between submitting an application form and receiving confirmation of membership.

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