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Middle East Studies Center provides programing and instructional materials which connect the past to the present, and help you break down the headlines with your students.  Our goal is to bring authentic culture to your classroom and a deeper understanding of context. Classroom support includes:

  • Classroom presentations on key topics such as, languages, cultures and religions of the Middle East.
  • Guest speakers/scholars who are either from the Middle East or spent significant amounts of time there.
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers focused on the Middle East, or in conjunction with the other area studies centers, focusing on global issues.

We also support online learning, provide curriculum materials, and offer training on various topics are available upon request.

Let us know you are a teacher by selecting "Teacher" and we will send you announcements of upcoming events and professional development opportunities. Thanks!!

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Sign up for announcements of upcoming events and opportunities: http://eepurl.com/btgs_P, or join us on social media https://www.facebook.com/mesc.osuhttps://twitter.com/mesc_osu and Google+  Also check out this list of online resources for research, and our Middle East and Islamic Studies Library Guides

If you are an OSU faculty member, you have access to a list of films formerly on VHS that now reside in the secured media library. Go to drm.osu.edu and sign in to search the collection for our titles. 

Information Sources and Research on the Middle East:

A major part of the Center’s function is to provide a reliable source of information to the public and the media. The resources have selected audiences in mind: scholars, students, teachers, media, and members of the general public. Resources for research include reference works and primary sources from Middle Eastern countries on line. Be sure to also check out the Middle East and Islamic Studies Library Guides. In addition, a bibliography of recommended fundamental texts is provided for those beginning to study the Middle East or those widen their knowledge. Many other items are available from the web calendar (materials or recordings related to events) or can be downloaded.A number of selections are held in OSU’s library system. Those with OSU usernames and passwords can access them directly from home. Students, faculty members, and staff members affiliated with OhioLINK institutions can request books online, view journal articles online, search authoritative databases, and make use of other OhioLINK services that enhance research and education. See OhioLINK Catalog and online borrowing for instructions on how to order materials through Ohiolink and pick them up at your library.