MEMP Annual Meeting

Event Logistics

Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 
3:45 - 5:30 pm Eastern Time
Location: 
Cambridge, MA
Contact: 
Judy Alspach - jalspach@crl.edu
Program: 

The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) will hold its annual meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, November 15, from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m.at the on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MEMP member libraries fund projects that acquire and preserve rare and at-risk research materials related to Middle East studies. Funding is provided by MEMP member institutions through an annual membership fee. Representatives of member institutions meet annually to discuss current and future projects and to set priorities for additional acquisitions.

The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Unique Arab Diaspora Materials Saved for Future Scholars

In FY 2018 the Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) microfilmed two Arab-language publications from  diaspora communities in non-Arab countries, including the UK, Japan, the U.S., and Poland. These periodicals continue to establish MEMP’s role as a provider of rare and distinctive documentation for scholars.

Insights on Israel’s Palestinians from a Rare Arab-language Newspaper

CRL's newspaper collection played a critical role in shaping Brothers Apart, a study of Arab Israeli citizens in the 1950s-1960s by University of Arizona professor, Maha Nassar.