Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies office is closed to the public, but you can reach us, Monday–Friday 8:30am-5pm, please refer to our CMES Contacts page

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Digital Resources

Since the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and many of its resources have been forced to operate remotely in light of COVID-19, we have supplemented our support for students, faculty, staff, and the local community with additional resources to visit virtually during the pandemic. You'll find links to free, open-source resources like podcasts, archives, newspapers, map collections, music, and more below. 


Food (recipes, history)

Map Collections

Music (radio, archives, lessons)

Periodicals (archived newspapers, journals)