Conferences and Symposia

CMES sponsors a wide range of conferences and symposia focused on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Working in close collaboration with other campus units and departments, CMES continues its legacy as a leader in creating interdisciplinary forums where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty can present new resaerch and scholarship. Below is the list of programs for the 2016-17 academic year.

2016-2017 Schedule

May 5-6, 2017 - 32nd annual Middle East History and Theory Conference


May 12-13, 2017 - Shi'i Studies Symposium: Shi'ism and Governance


May 18-19, 2017Scripts and Scripture: Writing and Religion in Arabia, 500-700 C.E.


May 26, 2017 - The State of Islamic Heritage