Coronavirus and Persian Literary Humanism

This article is a contribution from Mehdi Ghavideldostkohi, lecturer and Persian language instructor at Lund University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. It covers a fascinating relation between Persian literature and the current pandemic outbreak – and what this means for human affinity. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, while announcing the extension of

▶︎ Integration or Return? A Panel on Afghan Migration & Return

Listen to it on iTunes (UPF Lund) This episode is a collaborative project between UPF and the South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) at Lund University, based on a panel on Afghan migrants held this past October. Featuring migration experts and academics from various nongovernmental organizations all around the world, they

Voices on social media now in the crosshair for Turkey’s Erdoğan

Photo: Fredrik Fahlman Legal proceedings for opinions expressed on social media have become commonplace in Turkey. The number of prosecution charges for the crime Presidential insult has increased sixty-fold since Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became president of the country. Some have been silenced, others continue their struggle for freedom of expression.

Whatever Happened to the Hope of Tahrir Square?

Photographer: Zeinab Mohamed  As the largest protests Egypt has seen in years have been met with violence, it may be time for Western countries to reassess their support for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s authoritarian regime. This should come along with the realisation that the state of human rights in the North

Through Destruction Comes Rebirth: Reconstruction Of Destroyed Heritage Comes To Light In Malmö Konsthall’s Newest Installation

Michael Rakowitz, The invisible enemy should not exist, (Room G, Northwest Palace of Nimrud, Panel 21. VERDEC collection, Belgium / Photo: Nick Ash The birthplace of our civilisation, the beginning of one of the oldest societies, of Sumerian and Babylonians, the land of Iraq, is destroyed. In 2015, videos posted by