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Panel Session D

Friday 10:45-12:15

Panel D1: Probing the Politics of Memory and Myth: Museums, Cultural Heritage, and Historical Narratives in the Middle East

Chair and discussant: Jenny White (Stockholm University)

  • Torsten Janson (Lund University) Which Fire? What Victims? Contesting Memories of Trauma and Triumph in Contemporary Izmir
  • Elena Chiti (Stockholm University) Ruthless Women/National Heroines/Murderers for Survival: The Contested Memory of Two Egyptian Female Criminals
  • Lisa Strömbom (Lund University) Agonistic Memory Work in the Aftermath of the Oslo Agreement
  • Isabell Schierenbeck (University of Gothenburg) German Jewish Immigration and Bauhaus Architecture in Early Israeli State-Building

Panel D2: Adapting to A Changing Environment in the Middle East and North Africa 

Chair: Lina Eklund (Lund University)

Discussant: Hossein Hashemi (Lund University)

  • Behshid Khodaei (Lund University) Addressing Groundwater Depletion in Middle East
  • Wan-Ni Lin (Lund University) An Overview of the Vegetation Fire Dynamic in the Middle East
  • Martin Hvidt (University of Southern Denmark) Greening the ‘Black Gold’: Green Transition in the Arab Gulf States
  • Muhammed Kaya (Bremen University) Turkish Water Colonialism Against Rojava

Panel D3: Democratic Politics and Gender in the Middle East

Chair and discussant: Rola El-Husseini (Lund University)

  • Arvid Lundberg (Uppsala University) Behind the Ballot: The Dynamics of Tribal Politics in South Jordan
  • Ulf Carmesund (Uppsala University) Values in Development Aid
  • Imad Rasan (Independent Researcher) Mediating Visibility in the Public Sphere in Egypt between 2011-2014
  • Leif Stenberg (Aga Khan University) Spaces of Muslimness and Political Connections: Female Footballers in Saudi Arabia
  • Joshka Wessels (Malmö University) The Role of the Sudanese Professionals Association in the Revolution of 2019 Towards Development and Social Change

Panel D4: Islamic Culture, Ethics and Religion

Chair and discussant: Oliver Scharbrodt (Lund University)

  • Ahmed Nuri (University of Amsterdam) From Stockholm to Istanbul: Gustav Noring/Ali Nouri’s Political and Visual Satire Abdul-Hamid i karikatyr in the Late Ottoman Era
  • Sami Al-Daghistani (Lund University) Ethical Discourses of Modern Islamic Economic Project
  • Behzad Zerehdaran (Philipps-University Marburg) No Room for Gods: Exploring Agha Khan Kirmani’s Agnostic Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Iran
  • Mahmut Agbaht (Uppsala University) Language and Ecology: Contemporary Oral Poetry in Antiochian Arabic
  • Abdalhadi Alijla (Folke Bernadotte Academy) Monuments of Rocket to Drone: Non-State Actors, Militant Art and the Agency of the Public Space