M I D D L E E A S T S T U D I E S P E D A G O G Y I N I T I A T I V E ( M E S P I )
MESPI is a curated interactive platform for ME studies resources specifically tailored for the needs of teachers, researchers, and students. It will be the 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.
Resource Pages for all salient topics and Countries in the region (books, articles, novels, social media tools/resources, maps, archives, films, documentaries, documents)
Syllabus Building Tool (helping educators build Syllabi based on latest and best classic works in all categories—books, peer reviewed articles, other articles, novels, op-eds, blog entries, films/docs, archives, maps, reviews, Essential Readings, Jadmags, etc.)
Films In The Classroom Module that helps educators assign the right films and provide useful pedagogical guidance re: the film.
Archives and Maps
Novels (including for the Social Sciences)
Essential Readings refers to a concise list scholarship on a given topic or country, usually confined to classic texts like books and peer-reviewed articles.
Newton Reviews refers to interviews with authors of new books (New Texts Out Now @ Newton.Jadaliyya.com)
Peer Reviewed Articles Review (PRAR) refers to the creation of a bi-monthly peer-reviewed articles summary
Reading Bank refers to refers to a bank of readings on various salient topics that deserve their own category because of salience.
Arab Uprising Readings
Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Readings
Political Islam and Islamic Movements Readings
War and Conflict Readings
Political Economy Readings
Urban Development Readings
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