A national network of resources and information about the Middle East

A thousand year old eco-fable, a story of migration from Oman, and realities faced by children growing up in war zones all are found in the 2015 Middle East Book Awards recipients. Many books recognized in this year’s awards focus on serious and complicated issues in ways appropriate for K-12 students. The Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) made 10 awards and honorable mentions in Picture Book, Youth Literature, and Youth Non-Fiction categories. Winners were announced at the MEOC annual meeting at the Middle East Studies Association Conference held in Denver on November 21, 2015.


2016 Middle East Outreach Council

Application for Middle East Studies Association Conference Travel Award

The Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) is delighted to announce the availability of a limited number of $500 travel awards to provide support for MEOC members to attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the MEOC teacher workshop and business meeting on November 17-20, 2016, in Boston.

We have a very full schedule of events at MESA! Information about the workshop is coming soon.

Workshop attendees will also get access to the MESA FilmFest and the MESA book exhibit (held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116).


Free photo resource!

MEOC is proud to make available a growing archive of member contributed photographs taken in the Middle East. These copyright-friendly photographs are licensed for use in the classroom or for non-commercial projects. Browse the galleries and help yourself!
  • From the MEOC photo archive:

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