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The Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) is a hub for research, education, and outreach that serves as a forum at the local, national and international levels. We prepare tomorrow's leaders by equipping them with knowledge about Middle Eastern languages, cultures, and societies.

Are you interested in the Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies

Check here for information about AMES 620S, Critical Genealogies of the MIddle East, the certificate's required core course.

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Middle East Reads

The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies invites you to “Middle East Reads,” a celebration of recent Middle East-related publications by Duke and UNC faculty and graduate students. Twelve participants will share their work through short five minute readings, followed by a reception. The Gothic… Read More...
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New faculty publication: Tribal Modern

“Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf” by miriam cooke (University of California Press, January 21, 2014) Read the publisher's description of the book and find links to the University of California Press website and reviews. Read More...
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Arts of Revolution in the Middle East Conference

Registration is now open for the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies annual conference: Arts of Revolution in the Middle East. The conference will be held at Duke University, March 28 - 29, 2014. Visit the Arts of Revolution website for conference program, abstracts and… Read More...
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The Egyptian Revolution, As Told Through Graffiti

DURHAM, NC - The dreams, hopes and anger of the Egyptian uprising after 2011 found their most direct and emotional expression through graffiti art, a Swedish journalist based in Cairo told a Duke audience Wednesday. Mia Grondahl, who has lived in the Middle East since… Read More...
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Duke Libraries begins a series documenting the processing of the Abraham Joshua Heschel Papers.

In 1965, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, professor of Jewish Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, accepted as position as the Harry Emerson Fosdick Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary (UTS). Newspapers reported this occasion with headlines that proclaimed “Rabbi to Teach… Read More...
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