Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies


A number of print and electronic publications and resources are regularly produced and published through the Middle Eastern Studies programs.

News about upcoming public events, such as conferences, lectures, concerts, etc., is distributed electronically.  You may join our public e-mail list by completing the online form.

Middle Eastern Studies published a newsletter between 1982 and 2013 (twice annually between 1982 and 1995; annually between 1995-2013).  Although we do not keep back issues for distribution in print, Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions of the newsletters are maintained in the online newsletter archive.  

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Program has published and co-published several curriculum units for K-12 educators. Through the Hemispheres outreach consortium, CMES also co-coordinates a public e-mail list for K-12 educators that announces upcoming professional development opportunities, cultural events in the Austin area, opportunities for educator travel abroad, and more!  Note: this is separate from the Middle Eastern Studies public e-mail list mentioned above--announcements are not necessarily crosspublished to both lists.
Course-specific Web sites and electronic publications include:
  • Aswaat Arabiyya (Arabic Voices)—a web site designed for learners and teachers of Arabic seeking materials for listening comprehension.
  • الكتاب في تعلم العربية / Al-Kitaab fii Ta'alum al-'Arabiyya—The official Web site of the "Al-Kitaab" textbook series by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud al-Batal, and Abbas al-Tonsi.
  • Hebrew Language at The University of Texas—includes video clips, soundbytes, and tutorials designed for use with the "Modern Hebrew for Beginners" and "Modern Hebrew for Intermediate Students" textbooks by Esther Raizen.
  • Persian Online—includes video and audio clips for learners and teachers of Persian (Farsi) seeking materials for listening comprehension.
  • Persian Catch up at the Café—a distance learning course for Intermediate Persian students designed to allow you to maintain your listening and reading skills in Persian (Farsi). Includes audio, news articles, and other materials authentic to Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. Created by Anousha Shahsavari to complement second-year Persian coursework.

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