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Mid­dle East Medieval­ists (MEM) is an inter­na­tion­al pro­fes­sion­al non-prof­it asso­ci­a­tion of schol­ars inter­est­ed in the study of the medieval Mid­dle East, expan­sive­ly defined to include all geo­gra­phies with promi­nent Mus­lim polit­i­cal, reli­gious, or social pres­ences, at some point between the rough para­me­ters of 500 – 1500 CE.

MEM has two pri­ma­ry goals. The first is to increase the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of medieval schol­ar­ship at schol­ar­ly meet­ings in North Amer­i­ca and else­where by co-spon­sor­ing pan­els. The oth­er prin­ci­pal objec­tive of MEM is to fos­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion among indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions with an inter­est in the study of the medieval Mid­dle East. MEM also hopes, in the future, to advance the study of the medieval Mid­dle East by under­tak­ing such projects as schol­ar exchanges, con­fer­ences, etc.

As part of its efforts to pro­mote schol­ar­ship and facil­i­tate com­mu­ni­ca­tion among its mem­bers, MEM pub­lish­es Al-‘Usur al-Wus­taThe Jour­nal of Mid­dle East Medieval­ists.

MEM offi­cial­ly came into exis­tence on 15 Novem­ber 1989 at its first annu­al meet­ing, held in Toron­to. MEM con­ducts its busi­ness meet­ing annu­al­ly in the autumn, nor­mal­ly in con­junc­tion with the meet­ing of the Mid­dle East Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion (MESA), which is usu­al­ly held in Novem­ber. The gen­er­al busi­ness meet­ing is open to all cur­rent mem­bers of MEM and to those con­sid­er­ing mem­ber­ship. The Board of Direc­tors of MEM is elect­ed annu­al­ly at the gen­er­al busi­ness meet­ing. MEM is incor­po­rat­ed in the state of Illi­nois.

Der Ver­band ist unter @MideastMedieval auch auf Twit­ter vertreten.

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