20 Jan 2021
Application of extreme gradient boosting and parallel random forest algorithms for assessing groundwater spring potential using DEM-derived factors
Groundwater resources provide a large share of the world’s water demand for various sectors such as agriculture, industry, and drinking water. Particularly in the Middle East's ari...
19 Jan 2021
Mobilizing pity: the dialectics of narrative production and erasure in the case of Iran’s #BlueGirl
In this article CMES Spyros A. Sofos and Nazanin Shahrokni present a case analysis of Sahar Khodayari’s transformation into a global injustice icon, the #BlueGirl, after she set he...
18 Jan 2021
Application of advanced machine learning algorithms to assess groundwater potential using remote sensing-derived data
The demand for water supply is continuously rising due to population growth and development across the world. In arid and semi-arid areas, particularly the Middle East, aquifers fo...
13 Jan 2021
Obstacles in Distance Learning and Applying Electronic Exams during COVID-19 - new CMES research
This study identifies obstacles and barriers in distance learning and the use of electronic exams, comparing them to pursue success in the distance education system during the coro...
12 Jan 2021
New CMES research about dust source detection and dust source susceptibility mapping
The majority of the new dust sources are due to environmental degradation caused by human activities.
22 Dec 2020
Middle East Forum Newsletter #16 December, 2020
Middle Eastern research news from Lund University
17 Dec 2020
LU doctor with water focus and CMES connections new minister in Tunisia
It is during a difficult time that Akiça Bahri has taken over the responsibility as Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries in Tunisia. But with a doctorate in water...
15 Dec 2020
CMES Maria Frederika Malmström´s new article: Female Circumcision/Genital Mutilation and Human Rights
Co-writer Lisen Dellenborg. The article is published in the book "FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING The Global North and South" (Malmö University). Open access.
14 Dec 2020
"The Role of Citizen Science in Sustainable Agriculture" - new article by CMES Helen Avery
The article has been published in Sustainability and is available online. Co-writers are Khaldoon A. Mourad and Hasan Hosseini, also from CMES.
10 Dec 2020
CMES Hasan Hosseini has got Pre-seed funding for 2021 by LU innovation
Local weather often is not what news reports for cities and counties. As transient, local, and intense as a cloudburst, rainfall can be highly variable, impractical to measure for ...
9 Dec 2020
New PhD thesis: “The Meanings of the People in Turkish Politics: A Genealogy”
CMES Spyros Sofos was awarded a PhD in Regional and Cross-cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen after the examination of his thesis entitled “The Meanings of the People ...
3 Dec 2020
CMES Svante Lundgren is one of the editors of the new book "Armenia, mon amour Ten Europeans Speak"
Ten non-Armenians from ten European countries write about their interest in and experiences of Armenia.
1 Dec 2020
Exploring the broader field of environmental dimensions of conflict – in the Middle East region and beyond
As part of the Climate Stress in Syria-research project, there was a closed interactive online workshop on October 14th to discuss the nexus around drought, vulnerability and confl...
26 Nov 2020
CMES Pınar Dinç is presenting 'Fake news? Understanding the conflict and forest fire nexus through media breakdown’
The workshop is called: Unpacking ‘the Opposition’ in undemocratic regimes: The Role, Transformation and Challenges of the Oppositional Actors in Turkey and beyond
19 Nov 2020
Coffeehouses (Re)Appropriated: Counterpublics and Cultural Resistance in Tabriz, Iran
New article by CMES Laleh Foroughanfar. Over the last decade, traditional coffeehouses have attracted increasing interest in the city of Tabriz, Iran, in the context of consistent ...
18 Nov 2020
Project Launch - Turkey beyond Borders
November 17 there was the launch for “Turkey Beyond Borders: Critical Voices, New Perspectives”, a project supported by the Swedish Institute.
30 Oct 2020
Newsletter: Middle East Forum Newsletter October
Very exciting to start up as new CMES director! Karin Aggestam: "It has been some hectic, but very exciting weeks as new director for CMES. I am deeply impressed by the large nu...
13 Oct 2020
Vad betyder de nya fredsavtalen som med Trumps hjälp slutits i Mellanöstern?
Karin Aggestam, ny föreståndare för Centrum för Mellanösternstudier, om det nya fredsavtalet i Mellanöstern: För ett par veckor sedan slöt Bahrain och Förenade Arabemiraten ett fre...