Conference Circuit: Middle East Studies

The Middle East Studies Association’s 51st Annual Meeting kicks off in Washington, DC, this weekend. Around 1,900 are expected to attend.

Almost 2,000 scholars, educators, and others interested in Middle East studies will make their way to DC this weekend to hear about the latest research, help further intellectual exchange, and make connections with their colleagues.

Organization: Middle East Studies Association

Conference: 51st Annual Meeting

Venue: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

City: Washington, DC

Following affiliate groups meetings Saturday morning and afternoon, MESA 2017 will begin that evening with 18 sessions for attendees to choose from. Also noteworthy on the agenda:

Read all about it. Arguably the largest display of Middle East studies titles anywhere, MESA’s annual Book Bazaar will include new and familiar faces, including university presses, small publishing houses, independent booksellers, and even artisans sharing their talents.

Parent friendly. While MESA does not provide onsite child care, registered attendees can hire a local service, friend, or family member to care for their children during the annual meeting, and MESA will reimburse up to $200 of the expenses.

Signed, sealed, delivered. Attendees will have the opportunity to go to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and hear its chief curator of philately discuss opportunities for research within the museum’s stamp collections, as well as the postal history of the Middle East.

Head to Facebook and Twitter (#MESA2017DC) for other meeting details.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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