Middle East Medievalists (MEM)
Founded in 1989, MEM boasts a world-wide membership of individuals and institutions. Regular annual dues for individuals: $40; institutions: $250. MEM is a professional nonprofit association of scholars devoted to the study of the Islamic lands of the Middle East during the medieval period (defined roughly as 500–1500 C.E.). MEM has two primary goals: to increase the representation of medieval scholarship at scholarly meetings in North America and elsewhere by co-sponsoring panels; and to foster communication among those with an interest in the study of the medieval Middle East through its website and its discussion list H-MEM. MEM published an online peer-reviewed journal: Al-‘Usur al-Wusta: The Bulletin of Middle East Medievalists (ISSN: 1068-1051). It aims to publish cutting-edge scholarly articles and will continue to offer reviews or notices of significant scholarly books published in the Middle East in local vernaculars (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish), as these works are generally not reviewed in Western journals. President Sarah Bowen Savant (Aga Khan University, London). For membership, contact: Alison Vacca, MEM Secretary. middleeastmedievalists@ gmail.com.