The Mideast List is a listserv run by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies for the purpose of disseminating information regarding Middle East–related academic events and opportunities to the CMES community of Harvard students, faculty, and researchers. Subscribers to the list also include students, faculty, and others interested in the Middle East from the wider Boston area and beyond.... Read more about Mideast Mailing List
Due to travel restrictions connected with COVID-19, we will not be offering any funding for remote or international internships, research, or language studies for January 2021; summer funding for 2021 is still being determined.
CMES supports research, fieldwork, and study abroad for both undergraduate and graduate students through its A.J. Meyer, and Henry Rosovsky fellowships, and Arabian Peninsula research travel grants. CMES also has funds for CMES graduate students only for travel and conferences.
Please note that the Center for Middle Eastern Studies is not able to offer this program in the 2020-21 academic year due to the restrictions on Harvard-sponsored international travel.
The CMES J-term program in Turkey centers on the multi-layered city of Istanbul. Since its foundation by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the year 330, the political, economic, religious, and cultural impact of Constantinople/Istanbul has been immense. This excursion will explore the city’s intermingled Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern features. Readings, discussions and museum visits will enhance our understanding of Istanbul as a vital point of connection between Europe and Asia, and, equally importantly, between the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins.... Read more about Winter Term in Turkey