Gulf in the Media Website

If you have been struggling to find a reliable and efficient news source for all things Middle East, look no further. is a continuous stream of news articles pulled from many different news outlets, all chronicling the daily occurrences of the Middle East.

So, if you want to keep up to date with the constantly shifting world of the Middle East this is the website for you.


Middle East History and Theory Conference – May 4th-5th, 2012

In two weeks the 27th annual Middle East History and Theory (MEHAT) conference will be held at the University of Chicago on Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th.  The conference will feature over twenty panels led by graduate students and professors from all over the country.  The panels will discuss topics ranging from religion to culture to  current events involving the Middle East.

Some highlights from this year’s conference include a roundtable discussion, “Picturing Prophecy: The Falnama (Book of Omens) in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Iran and Turkey,” with Kathryn Babayan (University of Michigan), Serpil Bağcı (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey), Massumeh Farhad (Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution), and Cornell Fleischer (University of Chicago) and a keynote lecture,”Cultures of Literacy and Social Practice in Early Modern Isfahan,” by Kathryn Babayan.

 Visit for the complete conference schedule and more info.