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).

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Medieval MESA


Dear Colleagues attending MESA,

We would like to invite you to attend the Middle East Medievalists business meeting on Thursday, November 15 at 3-5 pm in Travis C. At the meeting, we will be awarding two prizes:

  • MEM’s inaugural prize for best dissertation on the medieval Middle East (500-1500)

  • The Lifetime achievement award, to be awarded to Donald Whitcomb, who will provide reflections on the field

At the board meeting, we will also release the 26th volume of our now online and open access journal, al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭā.

“Persian classics today: Contemporary visual interpretations of Medieval literature” York Islamic Art Circle

“Persian classics today: Contemporary visual interpretations of Medieval literature”
with Dr Firuza Abdullaeva-Melville (University of Cambridge)
on Thursday 15th November 2018
from 6:30pm – 8pm
at The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, YO10 5DD, UK
Abstract: Dr

Endangered Archives Programme Live Q&A Webinar – Friday 2 November 2018, 15.00-16.00 GMT

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) is inviting grant applications to enable researchers to locate culturally important but vulnerable archival collections in areas of the world where resources are limited, to arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and to deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library.