For all advertising inquiries, please contact Kat Kassanitz. All display advertising requests require an Advertising Insertion Order Form.

Issues in Middle East Studies (IMES)

MESA’s mostly e-delivered newsletter appears biannually (April and October), with a circulation of approximately 2,500.

Upcoming Issues:
  • April 2020: Insertion order by March 15, 2020; copy by March 22, 2020.
  • October 2020*: Insertion order by October 15, 2020; copy by October 22, 2020.
    *Please note that due to the earlier dates of the 2020 annual meeting, the October 2020 issue will be published after the conference.
Display Advertising Rates
Quarter page3.625" wide x 5" high$225
Half page-Vertical3.625" wide x 10" high$375
Half page-Horizontal7.5" wide x 5" high$375
Full page7.5" wide x 10" high$625


Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES)

RoMES is an biannual electronic publication (Summer and Winter) available through Cambridge Journals Online. RoMES is a benefit of membership for MESA’s 2,500 members and is available to the 900 plus libraries who have subscriptions. CUP welcomes web banner advertising on RoMES. For advertising information, contact

Annual Meeting


Advertisements are solicited for the association’s 54th annual meeting program, which will be distributed to registered attendees at the annual meeting, October 10-13, 2020, in Washington DC. Attendance is predicted to be around 2,000 people. All ads are in black and white, except for the back & inside back covers. For the 2020 meeting, the deadline for the Advertising Insertion Order Form is September 4, 2020 with camera-ready copy due by September 11, 2020.

For those renting exhibit space at the meeting, a reduced rate for advertising in the meeting program is offered (Exception: Back & Inside Back Cover).

Display Advertising Rates
SizeDimensionCostBook Exhibitor Cost
Quarter page3.5" wide x 4.5" high$250$225
Half page-Vertical3.5" wide x 9.5" high$425$385
Half page-Horizontal7.5" wide x 4.5" high$425$385
Full page7.5" wide x 9.5" high$700$630
Double page spread2 at 7.5" wide x 9.5" high$1,325$1,190
Inside back coverfinish size is 8.5" wide by 11.5" high; can bleed on four sides$2,000$2,000 
Back coverfinish size is 8.5" wide by 11.5" high; can bleed on four sides$2,500$2,500  SOLD

Every MESA attendee must pick up their program and badge upon arrival at the annual meeting. A great way to advertise your business is with a promotional item that has your name and information on it. Examples of promotional items are flyers, pens, magnets, bookmarks, etc. The cost of inserting 1 item is $625; 2 items is $1125; 3 items is $1685. The item(s) must be supplied by the advertiser.

  • Lanyards ($3,000)
  • Tote Bags ($4,500 Exclusive; $3,000 Shared)
  • Mobile App Exclusive Sponsor ($6000)

The MESA annual meeting is the single largest gathering of experts on the Middle East. These are the scholars who have been in the field, studied the people, know the ins and outs and all the complexities. They are assembling to share their research and plan future collaborations, and you could have their undivided attention.

If your target audience is Middle East studies scholars — the shining stars and the up-and-comers — you do not want to miss the opportunity to participate in the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc. (MESA).

MESA is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities at its annual meeting. Make your outstanding company stand out in unique ways. Sponsorship Form

MESA Mobile App Banner Ads (10 available)....................................................$300

Specs: 600 x 110 pixels @ 72 dpi (plus the url you want linked to your banner ad).

Online Professional Opportunities Listings

Anyone wishing to post an opportunity (categories listed below) should complete this form. MESA charges $75 for postings on the employment and summer language programs pages - we will invoice you and provide payment options once we receive your order.  All other postings are free of charge. Postings may not exceed 500 words and will be posted for a maximum of 90 days (repostings will incur an additional $75 charge). Questions may be directed to Rose Veneklasen at

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Renting a Mailing List

MESA “rents” its member mailing list for a one-time use. The list is provided as a Microsoft Excel file. MESA can isolate the membership database to target members in a particular discipline and/or area of focus and/or geographical area. For further information and pricing, please download the mailing list request form. Questions may be directed to Sara Palmer at

Policy on Advertising

Appropriate advertisements are accepted for MESA publications on a space available basis. MESA reserves the right to refuse ads it deems inappropriate or in conflict with MESA’s objectives, at the sole discretion of the Executive Director. MESA publications will not accept advertising from defense and intelligence related agencies from any government. The appearance of an ad in a MESA publication does not imply endorsement by MESA.

Stay Connected

MESA offers several ways to stay connected, including a young-people-approved presence on Facebook and Twitter, oldie but goodie listservs, and trusty email notifications. To find out more, please follow the link below.

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