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Annual Meeting: Middle East Studies Association

November 14, 2019 - November 17, 2019

MESA’s 53rd ANNUAL MEETING will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans from November 14-17. If you have not already made arrangements to attend, please consider joining your colleagues in exciting New Orleans.

Nothing Quite Compares to New Orleans

“The rhythms, tastes, colors, neighborhoods, personality, and culture of New Orleans are un-matched in the United States. On a typical New Orleans evening you can find people sitting out on their porches while jazz beats resonate from the streets and the streetcar meanders by bringing people home from work and school. The rich flavors of gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, po’boys, and andouile sausage quench visitors and locals taste buds alike. The pulse of the French Quarter, filled with artists and musicians practicing their craft, mirrors the large strong flow of the Mississippi River. New Orleans is a unique experience for visitors who can interact with a culture unlike any other in the US or even the world!”  —Ellen E. Whitesides, University of Arizona

The Preliminary Program (pdf) is posted. If you are a presenter, please check your name, affiliation and paper title (if relevant) and communicate changes to Mark. For the most current information, consult the searchable program.

To receive the group rate at the Sheraton New Orleans make your reservations by October 21, 2019. Please stay at the hotel if at all possible to help MESA meet its contractual obligation!

The conference pre-registration deadline is October 24, 2019. You can register by logging into myMESA or completing and returning this form.

We hope to see you in New Orleans!


November 14, 2019
November 17, 2019
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