Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Middle East Medievalists website. Please find below answers to some frequently asked questions. We hope that you will take the opportunity to browse this website, which is updated regularly. Should you have any questions not answered below or elsewhere on the website, please email the MEM secretary, Robert Haug (

Q: What is MEM?

A: To find out more about Middle East Medievalists, please click here. For MEMbership, please click here.

Q: I would like to join MEM. How can I do so?

A: Please click here for further details concerning MEMbership.

Q: Why can’t I find information about the modern Middle East and current affairs?

A: MEM focuses on the “medieval” period, broadly conceived (ca. 500 – 1500 CE), not on the modern Middle East. For more about MEM and its goals, please click here. For additional resources on the modern Middle East, please visit the website of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).

Q: Where is the jobs section?

A: The H-NET jobs guide offers the most comprehensive resource for North America. You can browse all of the postings and subscribe here. Relevant job advertisements for MEMbers (and much more) are also posted on H-MEM. Please join here.

Q: How do I access MEM’s journal Al-‘Usur al-Wusta?

A: Our online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal is available here.

Q: I am a MEMber of Middle East Medievalists. How do I update my contact information or check the expiration date of my MEMbership?

A: Please email MEM’s secretary, Robert Haug (