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Revolutions in the Middle East: Practices and Paradigms

This course intends to offer both a thematic and a chronological approach to revolutions in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa from the beginning of the 20th century until today.

It aims to go beyond the commonplace describing the recent revolutions as exceptions in the history of the region. At the same time, it aims to show how a range of different events were labelled “revolutions” by different actors and how such a label is a marker of a discursive tradition. A parallel look at Arabic terms and frames will enable a critical look at those constructs.

  • Course structure

    The course has one module of 7,5 credits.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars. The language of instruction is English. Attendance at all teaching sessions is obligatory.

    For more detailed information, please refer to the course description.

    Course planning and resources

    Course details, lesson planning and other information for Spring semester 2023 can be found in the learning platform Athena

    Please note that only registred students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.


    The course is examined on the basis of written assignments in the form of essay assignments. The language of examination is English.


    Elena Chiti

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Middle Eastern and North Africa's Languages and Cultures?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Martin Säfström
    Phone: 08-16 29 43