The Oxford podcast on new books about the Middle East: Maintaining our tradition of book launches for members of our community, as well as discussing new and noteworthy books with authors from outside our community.

Listen to the complete podcast series

The earlier booktalks (Booktalks 1-9) are also available as edited videos on our MEC YouTube channel

Here is the complete list of MEC Booktalk guest speakers:

11. Ian Martin, All Necessary Measures? The United Nations and International Intervention in Libya (Hurst, 2022)
10. Jeremy Bowen, The Making of the Modern Middle East (Pan Macmillan, 2022)
9. Deborah StarrTogo Mizrahi and the Making of Egyptian Cinema (University of California Press, 2020)
8. Carl Rommel, Egypt's Football Revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics (University of Texas Press, 2021)
7. Chihab El KhachabMaking Film in Egypt: How Labor, Technology, and Mediation Shape the Industry (American University in Cairo Press, 2021)
6. David Warren, Rivals in the Gulf: Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Abdullah Bin Bayyah, and the Qatar-UAE Contest Over the Arab Spring and the Gulf Crisis (Routledge, 2021)
5. Fatemeh Shams, A Revolution in Rhyme: Poetic Co-option under the Islamic Republic (Oxford University Press, 2021)
4. Andrew March, The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought (Harvard University Press, 2021)
3. Ahmed El Shamsy, Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition (Princeton University Press, 2020)
2. Aaron Tugendhaft, The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet (University of Chicago Press, 2020) and Joshua Craze
1. David RundellVision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads (Bloomsbury, 2020)