Research objectives & activities
ACMES connects Amsterdam-based scholars of Middle Eastern studies, in order to stimulate collaboration in the execution of research and the development of interdisciplinary research agendas. The University’s research priority areas are key to the centre’s efforts to stimulate new research. ACMES furthermore offers a stage for the presentation of the latest research in the field.
Public Lecture Series
Annually held in the autumn semester, ACMES offers a publicly accessible lecture series with a range of international speakers. The 2015 series has now ended. If you wish to see the last series' programme, please follow the link below.
Lectures of a more incidental nature are offered infrequently throughout the academic year. These may be of a more exclusive nature than the lectures in the Public Lecture Series.
Held on an annual or biannual basis, ACMES conferences deal with topics bridging the humanities and the social sciences. These conferences are usually organized in collaboration with additional partners.
In collaboration with national research schools and other organizations,
ACMES organizes internationally oriented PhD-seminars for all current and
prospective PhD-students in the field. These seminars are also open to Research
See the past events for an overview of ACMES activities thus far.