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 )
The Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI) is a curated interactive platform for Middle Eastern 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. MESPI provides critical, user-friendly, and informative pedagogical material and instruction.
MESPI brings you the 16th edition of the “Peer-Reviewed Articles Review” series, which presents collections of journals and their articles concerned with the Middle East and Arab world. This series will be published seasonally. Each issue will comprise 3 or 4 parts, depending on the number of articles included.
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.