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MEM Statement on Iran

Middle East Medievalists denounces, in the strongest possible terms, the ongoing attacks by Iran’s security forces against those protesting the arrest and murder of Mahsa “Zhina” Amini while in the custody of the Guidance Patrol in Tehran on September 16, 2022. In particular, we condemn the Iranian government’s violent attacks on university students and schoolchildren.…

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MEM Board Statement on the Crisis in Afghanistan

Over the past three weeks, Afghanistan has suffered another major humanitarian, political, and sociocultural crisis resulting, in no small measure, from decades of involvement in Afghanistan by western nations. The academic, arts, and cultural heritage communities in Afghanistan have been targeted, and historical and cultural sites are in danger of being looted. Important preservation, safeguarding,…

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MEM Fellowship for Graduate Students of Color: Second Call for Applications

As promised in our June 2020 Statement on Anti-Racism, the Board of Directors of Middle East Medievalists (MEM) is pleased to announce the second round of applications for our new fellowship to support graduate students of color in medieval studies to attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). In light of…