Welcome to H-Mideast-Medieval, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-MidEast-Medieval is a digital network for scholars and others interested in the study of the Islamic lands of the Middle East during the medieval period (defined roughly as 500-1500 C.E.). The network is sponsored by Middle East Medievalists (MEM).

Recent Content

History of the 'Alawis

Hi everyone,

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, A History of the 'Alawis: From Medieval Aleppo to the Turkish Republic (Princeton University Press, 2016).



Classical Perceptions of 'Alawism, Nomenclaturism, and Dissimulation * Sources and Argument

Chapter 1: The Nusayris in Medieval Syria: From Religious Sect to Confessional Community (Tenth-Twelfth Centuries CE )

Reminder: Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Beirut 2017.

Dear Colleagues,

We wish to remind you that the deadlines for proposals for the Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, Beirut 2017, are fast approaching (themed day: deadline 31 October, and panels: deadline: 30 November).  You will find below the call for papers as well as information on the accompanying intensive course.  Please also see the conference website: http://mamluk.uchicago.edu/sms-conference.html.

We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Best wishes,

CFP: Open Conference on Digital Infrastructures for Global Philology

The Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig, Germany, will host an “Open Conference on Digital Infrastructures for Global Philology” from February 20-23, 2017 at the University of Leipzig. The purpose of this conference is to bring together members of the larger scholarly community, both within and outside of Germany with a focus on, but not limited to, those scholars working with historical languages.