MAMEIS - the Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies - is a nonprofit organization chartered through Indiana State University which promotes and fosters community among the many scholars of Middle East and Islamic Studies based at institutions throughout the Midwest. As a regional organization of scholars and professionals, MAMEIS is concerned with promoting the study of the Middle East and Islamic world, broadly conceived, and does not subscribe to any particular religious or political viewpoints or agenda. Our aim is to develop an open forum for discussion of scholarly issues, share news and information about regional events, and support collegial ties among our members.
This site contains information about MAMEIS, and events and resources for scholars and students of Middle East and Islamic Studies in the Midwest. The events page includes information about upcoming lectures, films, festivals, and other Middle East-related events. The resources page features information related to Middle East and Islamic Studies. Please feel free to follow our Twitter and Facebook feeds listed on this page.
An annual conference, held at a member institution each Spring, is an important part of MAMEIS' mission to promote a scholarly network of Middle East and Islamic Studies scholars in the Midwest. The 2013 MAMEIS Annual Conference was held April 6, 2013 on the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. A call for papers for the 2014 conference will be released in December 2013.
Members of MAMEIS, as well as those with a professional or scholarly interest in the Middle East and Islamic world, are encouraged to subscribe to the MAMEIS listserv and follow our various social networking feeds:
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