News & Events
Congratulations to Elizabeth Turner who won the Mary Churchill Humphreys Award, and to Claire Gothard and Reagan Miller, winners of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Morocco.
Sept. 23 / Chao Auditorium / 5:00PM - A lecture by Dr. Sarah Tobin, Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. This talk traces the flows of Syrian refugees into Jordan from 2011 until the 2014 closing of the border.
This conference focuses on the ideas of home as a place and a concept. It also engages with what has become an important topic in the recent history of the Middle East and the Islamic World—displacement, dispossession, and refugees.
Announcing the spring competition for World Scholars funding to support a semester or year of study abroad in 2019-2020.
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation's capital.
Khaldoun Almousily has been serving on the review panel for the State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) since 2011. He will hold a workshop for CLS during which he will give an overview of the program, talk in depth about the requirements, how to write a strong personal statement, and answer any questions.
Saturday, November 18 at 6:00 pm at the Guiding Light Islamic Center, 6500 Six Mile Ln, Louisville - Dr. Brad Bowman (History) and Dr. Greg Hutcheson (Classical and Modern Languages) explore moments of negotiation and dialogue between Muslims and Christians at the time of Islam’s founding and through the first century of its expansion. Contested is the notion that Islam and the West are enduringly and inescapably locked in a “clash of civilizations.”
This program offers an interdisciplinary study of Islam and the Middle East through coursework in anthropology, art history, history, humanities, Pan-African studies, political science, sociology, and Arabic language.
Monday, March 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Elaine Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00 PM in Speed Art Museum Cinema
An Evening with David Grossman
A heads-up and hold-the-date! MEIS is holding a one-day symposium on Islamophobia and race on Monday, March 27, 2017. Topics include: racialization of the Muslim, origins of Islamophobia; the surveillance/security state and civil rights; intersection with race and the Black Lives Matter movement; organizations and funding; gender, race and empire; impact on the Muslim community, and community responses.
A big "thank you" to our wonderful Fulbright scholar, Nariman Moustafa, for the great help she is offering our students at the Arabic Conversation Table!
In May, 2016, The University of Louisville announced that 22 students and alumni – 16 from the College of Arts & Sciences – have earned some of the world’s most prestigious scholarships. The scholars will head to destinations throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
In Fall, 2015, three Middle East & Islamic studies students won academic awards that will allow them to continue their studies of Middle East & Islamic language and culture.
Joel Thomas is a student member of the MEIS Program and intern with the Kentucky World Trade Center.
Stop by the Middle East and Islamic Studies offices to learn more about the MEIS program.