Assad’s Jihadist Allies

University of Oslo Eilert Sundts hus Blindern , Oslo, Oslo, Norway

While Media and western observers have mainly focused on the Sunni Jihadists moving to Syria to fight Assad or to join the “Islamic State” and fight Syrian opposition factions, other Jihadists - Shi’a ones - have been deploying in larger numbers in the country to defend Assad and “protect” his regime. Whether from Iraq, from…


Collecting the Archives of Past and Present Revolutions: The project DREAM


Masahat and CIMS (Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Oslo) invite you to this seminar with Leyla Dakhli, starting with a short presentation by Dakhli followed by discussion and Q&A from the floor. The project DREAM is investigating revolutions and revolutionary dreams in the context of the Arab Mediterranean area after independence (1950’s until today).…

Reclaiming History

Deichman Bjørvika Oslo

Join us on Friday 22 September, the second day of Masahat festival, for an insightful & inspiring evening at Deichman Bjørvika to talk about the right to history, archives, and heritage politics from Egypt and Norway.