Spring Meetings

SERMEISS holds biennial Spring meetings at a university campus within our ten-state region. While our annual meetings offer wide-ranging topics, the spring meetings focus on a specific topic related to the Middle East or Islamic studies under the coordination of a senior scholar specializing in the topic who will edit the essays for submission to a high-impact interdiciplinary Middle East studies journal as a special issue.


Islam and Law

March 6-8, 2020

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Please plan to join SERMEISS on March 6-8, 2020 as the Middle East and South Asian Studies Department in Calloway Hall at Emory University hosts our biennial Spring Meeting on "Islam and Law." Check in on this site for more details as they become available.

Bodman Lecturer

Dr. Devin Stewart

SERMEISS is pleased to announce that Professor Devin Stewart, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies and MESAS Chair, will present the keynote Bodman Lecture. See more about Dr. Stewart.

Conference Accomodations

Emory Conference Center Hotel

The Emory Conference Center Hotel (ECCH) is offering participants a special conference rate of single/double occupancy room for $134/night. There is also a $15 per day parking fee. SERMEISS will enjoy this special rate only until February 14, 2020, so book your room accordingly at ECCH.