BRISMES Annual Conference 2017: Movement and Migration
In collaboration with Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh, the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies will hold its 2017 Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux’.
The Middle East and North Africa is a region historically shaped by the movement of people, goods, social groups, and ideas. At a time when mass migration within and from the region is dominating global debate, this conference will provide a forum for informed discussion, including insights into the historical background, current context, as well as the challenges posed by the present situation and possible future directions.
The BRISMES Conference is the largest annual academic meeting of Middle East experts in the UK. The three day event will include over fifty panel sessions, a drinks reception, publishers' exhibition and conference dinner, as well as keynote speeches by Jaakko Hameen-Anttila, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California.
More information at www.brismes.ac.uk/conference