ABOUT THE CENTER
The Carolina Center for the Study of the
Middle East and Muslim Civilizations promotes understanding
of the Middle East through teaching, research, and community outreach.
Our center is distinguished by its
cross-regional approach to Middle East studies, one that breaks down
area studies barriers in order to track global flows of ideas,
commodities, and people.
The Center is part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for
Middle East Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
||A new way to study
the Middle East
UNC's approach represents a fruitful hybrid between traditional area
studies approaches and cross-regional Islamic studies.
||Where is the
The concept of a region called the "Middle East" is a relatively recent
and unstable construction.
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Directors and Staff
After the tragedies of September 11, 2001, UNC established a Planning
Group to bring together faculty, students, and administrators to review
the University's resources in Middle East Studies and to chart a course
for future development. The Center grew out of this planning process and
was founded in 2003.
About the Logo
The Center's logo is from the world map of al-Sharif al-Idrisi, made for Roger II of Sicily in 1154.
Strategic Plan (Spring 2009)
Strategic Plan (Mar. 1, 2005)
Strategic Plan (May 6, 2002)
Summary Proposal, Revised
Draft (Mar. 3, 2002)
2009-2010 (July 22,
2008-2009 (Sept. 21,
2006-2007 (June 26,
2005-2006 (July 12, 2006)
2004-2005 (June 2,