MIDEO—Miscellanies of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies in Cairo—is a periodical set up in 1954 by IDEO’s first members. These Miscellanies are mostly academical contributions from the members of the Institute and from scholars collaborating with them. Its articles are in French, in English or in Arabic.
Beginning with issue 31 (2015), MIDEO is freely available online.
All the articles published before 2015 are downloadable in PDF format from our catalogue.
You can also consult the detailed tables of content and publishing houses of MIDEO. Since issue 31 (2015), MIDEO is published by IFAO and is also freely available online. It is possible to buy the older issues at IFAO in Cairo.
Meeting the objectives of the Institute, MIDEO publishes original works on Islam according to its sources; it focuses on theological and philosophical issues as well as on the history of doctrines. It aims at moving beyond the mutual misunderstandings that exist between our cultural and religious traditions, and this through in depth research. It pays a close attention to the contemporary evolutions of scholarly research on these topics.
The diversity of the topics covered, as well as the relevance of some contemporary issues, can be inferred by consulting the list of articles published since 1954. Since 2004, the monographs collection “Les Cahiers du Midéo” completes the periodical. Since issue 30 (2014), each issue of MIDEO gathers articles on a specific topic as well as text editions and varia.
Next thematic issues
- MIDEO 34 (2019): The authority of Ḥadīṯ (this issue is now closed)
- MIDEO 35 (2020): Interactions between Twelver Shias and Christians (deadline: March 15, 2019)
- MIDEO 36 (2021): Iǧtihād and taqlīd in Sunnī and Šīʿī Islam (deadline: January 15, 2020)
- MIDEO 37 (2022): (topic yet to be chosen, related to the Third IDEO’s Conference in Cairo, January 2020)
Submitting an article or a review
If you wish to submit an article related to the topics of the next issues, a text edition or an article that fits in the general purpose of the Institute, if you wish to submit a book review on islamology, you can send your text directly to the director of MIDEO (gro.o1550648328riac-1550648328oedi@1550648328oedim1550648328).
Please pay attention to the journal guidelines and in particular to the Guidelines for MIDEO‘s authors.
Authors who would like MIDEO to publish a review of their book should send a copy to the following address:
Emmanuel PISANI Director of MIDEO 222 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris – France