Welcome

The Turkish Social Sciences Association and the Middle East Technical University (METU) are pleased to invite you to the "Fourth World Congress for Middle East Studies" (WOCMES), to be held at METU in Ankara, Turkey from 18th to 22nd August, 2014.

The World Congress seeks to address questions, exchange and explore information on the Middle East in the broadest sense. The invitation is aimed at scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups interested in studies on North Africa, Middle East, Muslim states of Central Asia as well as other regions of the world which are directly or indirectly affected by affairs in these areas.

After the highly successful experiences of the three previous WOCMES meetings held in Mainz (Germany) in 2002, in Amman (Jordan) in 2006, and in Barcelona (Spain) in 2010, WOCMES Ankara will bring this unique event to the Eastern Mediterranean region. The Mediterranean, with its history of human and cultural exchanges, is a privileged environment for WOCMES-4 to unite experts from all over the world, to exchange new ideas, to strengthen and build regional and global networks for joint research.

Ankara will undoubtedly be an exciting setting to meet and discuss Middle Eastern Studies. Turkey has always been a significant center in the Mediterranean and the Arab-Islamic world for obvious reasons. Within this context, Ankara stands out as a meeting point for researchers studying the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

No less saliently, Middle East Technical University (METU) ranked as one of the World's Top Universities by several ranking institutions offers an excellent environment for such a major event like WOCMES 2014.

President of WOCMES 2014

Announcements

Please check the announcements page regularly for congress news and other inquiries.
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