Introducing the MESPI Newsletter

Posted on February 04, 2020 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments


We are happy to announce the first issue of the MESPI Newsletter, featuring articles, interviews, updates on our field, pedagogic news, and more! Click here to read the newsletter in its entirety. Should you be interested in contributing to the newsletter, please email us at newsletter@mespi.org


The Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI) is a curated interactive platform for Middle East studies resources, specifically tailored for the needs of teachers, researchers, and students. It is a one-stop-shop for course design on the macro level, lesson planning on the micro level, and for scholarship vis-a-vis specific topics, countries, and disciplines. The MESPI project strives to reorient the way educators and students research, learn, and teach the Middle East. For more information, visit www.MESPI.org

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Arab Studies Journal Announces Spring 2018 Issue: Editor's Note and Table of Contents

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Tadween Editors | 0 comments

We are proud to feature a diverse array of disciplines and approaches in this issue. In “The Nahda in Parliament: Taha Husayn’s Career Building Knowledge Production Institutions, 1922-1952” Hussam R. Ahmed traces the bureaucratic and institutional force of one of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century. He reveals new ways to think about the ties between intellectual work, knowledge production, pedagogy, and the Egyptian state. In “‘Jerusalem, We Have a Problem’: Larissa Sansour’s Sci-Fi Trilogy and the Impetus of Dystopic Imagination,” Gil Hochberg offers a reading of both the colonial legacies of the sci-fi genre and the potential for its radical upending. Hochberg ponders the question of Palestine in a futuristic post-factual and post-national time of becoming. 

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