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CMES Seminar Series

CMES Public and Research Seminars

Until further notice, all meetings are held in a hybrid format - both at CMES (Finngatan 16) and on Zoom. Please click on the seminar dates to learn more and register for Zoom participation.

Spring Program 2022

CMES Research Seminars

CMES Research Seminar is the main collective seminar at the Centre. LU researchers and invited national and international leading scholars present ongoing research and analyses of a broad range of exciting topics of relevance for the Middle East.

3 February

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa

Michelle Pace, Roskilde University, and on Zoom with Paola Rivetti, Dublin City University and Francesco Cavartorta, Université Laval Quebec

17 February

Seeing like the Stateless in an Uneven World of Nation-States: Kurdish and Palestinian Experiences

Barzoo Eliassi, Linnaeus University

3 March

Techno-Islam, Gender, and Saudi Politics in Global Media Discourse

Joel Abdelmoez, CMES, Lund University

17 March

UN Agencies in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Liora Sion, University of Copenhagen

31 March

The Aesthetics, Ethics & Creativity of Swedish Muslim Art Creator

Anders Ackfeldt, CMES, Lund University

28 April - CANCELLED!

Time and Development in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia – an Interdisciplinary Memory Study of Swedish-Tunisian Soil Conservation 1983-1992

Ulrik Mårtensson, Lund University and Annika Rabo, Stockholm University

12 May

Creating an Alternative Umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-Political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam

Oliver Scharbrodt, Islamology, Lund University

9 June

Law, Language and Space Making: Three Dimensions of Human Rights in Egyptian Feminist Activism Post-2011

Emma Sundkvist, Human Rights, Lund University

Karin and Ronny. Picture.


Karin Aggestam
Karin [dot] aggestam [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
Ronny Berndtsson
Ronny [dot] Berndtsson [at] tvrl [dot] lth [dot] se