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.
Engaging Books is a monthly series featuring new and forthcoming books in Middle East Studies from publishers around the globe. Each installment highlights a trending topic in the MENA publishing world and includes excerpts from the selected volumes. This installment involves a selection from Ginkgo Library on the theme of the Arab Uprisings. Other publishers’ books will follow on a monthly basis.
[This Essential Readings belongs to ASI and MESPI’s year-long effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on the Arab uprisings by producing resources for educators, researchers, students, and journalists to understand the last decade of political upheaval historically and in the lived present. To check out other publications and events from the Ten Years On project visit The Arab Uprisings Project and MESPI.]
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 Readingsrefers 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)
Reading Bank refers to refers to a bank of readings on various topics that deserve their own category because of salience.
Engaging Books is a monthly series featuring new and forthcoming books in Middle East Studies from publishers around the globe. Each installment highlights a trending topic in the MENA publishing world and includes excerpts from the selected volumes.