|   29 سبتمبر 2023م
د.ماجد لاباف
د.ماجد لاباف
أستاذ مساعد
Socio-Hydrology Research Team .
كرسي اليونسكو لدراسات الأفلاج - أركيوهيدرولوجي
  • هاتف: 25446465(968+)
  • محول: 465
  • البريد الإلكتروني: labbaf_majid@unizwa.edu.om
  • موقع المكتب: 25B G-29
  • يعمل في الجامعة: منذ 2021
  • الحالة الاجتماعية: Married.

  • Dr. Majid Labbaf Khaneiki is a human geographer who specializes in aflaj/qanat system and hydro-social cycles in local communities, where water underlies a nexus of social and economic structures. He started his academic training with agricultural engineering for a bachelor’s degree, and then completed his master’s and PhD in human geography at the University of Tehran, Iran. His PhD dissertation revolves around water cooperation in traditional agrarian communities. Before moving to University of Nizwa in September 2021, he was a guest lecturer and researcher at Augsburg University in Germany, where he conducted a research on “Hydro-Social Justice in the History of Iran” and taught a course on “Water Issues in the Middle East”. He has also worked as senior researcher for the International Center on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures (UNESCO-ICQHS). During his career, he has conducted or cooperated with over 20 research projects on water issues in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, India and Azerbaijan. He has authored 13 books of which the latest, “Cultural Dynamics of Water in Iranian Civilization”, conceptualizes water as a pivotal element of Iran’s historical identity and cultural dynamics. His articles have appeared in Water Security, Borderlands Studies and Water History Journals, apart from a number of his Persian publications. He is currently teaching two courses, and at the same time he is conducting a research project entitled “Water Supply Systems as a Dynamic of Socio-Economic Relationship between the Coastal and Interior Communities in Northern Oman”. This project ponders the interplay of the availability of water and technological and societal adaptations in Oman. In this setting, shrinking surface water bodies gave rise to a hydraulic system that occasioned a substantial change in the local production systems. Taking a historical-geographical perspective, this research explores the economic, societal and cultural repercussions of the irrigation technology and focuses in particular on the constitution of local communities in Oman.


    المؤهلات الأكاديمية
    • PhD، University of Tehran ، 2019، Role of Territorial Cooperation in the Management of Sustainable Exploitation of Groundwater Resources
      الأنشطة البحثية
      - الاهتمامات البحثية
      • Socio-hydrology
      • Water History
      • Territorial Water Cooperation
      • Falaj/Qanat Systems
      • Water Justice
      • Human-Water Relations
          - المنشورات
            مقال:
          • 1. 2022 - Labbaf Khaneiki, M. & Al-Ghafri, A. S. (2022). The Circle of Water Justice in the History of Iran. Water Security, 16 (2022)
          • 2. 2022 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. & Al-Ghafri, A. S. (2022). Hydro-Political Borders and Division of Space in the Sasanian Domain. Journal of Borderlands Studies.
          • 3. 2021 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2021): The Water Footsteps in the Village of Meymand. Mardomnameh; People`s History Journal, No. 16 & 17
          • 4. 2020 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2020): Hydro-Political Organization in Iranian History. Water History Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s12685-020-00261-5
          • 5. 2019 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2019): Qanat and Territorial Cooperation in Iran. Water History Journal. 11(3–4). 185–206. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12685-019-00236-1
          • 6. 2018 Labbaf Khaneiki, M., Rezvani, M., Lightfoot, D. (2017): Territorial Water Cooperation in Central Plateau of Iran and its Role in Sustainable Rural Development. Journal of Sustainable Rural Development. University of Tehran. 1(2). DOI: 10.29252/JSRD.01.02.101
          • 7. 2018 Labbaf Khaneiki, M., Rezvani, M., Badri, A. (2018): Process of the Territorial Cooperation for Exploitation of Qanat, Case Study: Qanat of Hasan Abad, Yazd Province (in Persian). Rural Researches Journal. DOI: 10.22059/jrur.2018.263890.1275
          • 8. 2017 Labbaf Khaneiki, M., Rezvani, M., Lightfoot, D. (2017): Territorial Water Cooperation in Central Plateau of Iran and its Role in Sustainable Rural Development. Journal of Sustainable Rural Development. University of Tehran. 1(2). DOI: 10.29252/JSRD.01.02.101
          • 9. 2015 Rezvani, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2015): Ethics of Modern Tourism: A Critical Approach to the Aspects, Principals and Effects of the Ethics of Modern Tourism (in Persian). Urban Tourism Journal. University of Tehran. 1(1). DOI: 10.22059/JUT.2014.53151
          • 10. 2014 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2014): Genesis of Qanat as a Collective Response to Climate Change in Iran (in Persian). Athar Scientific Journal. Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization. 35(67)
          • 11. 2001 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2001): Transformation of Kurdish Housing in a Cultural Context (in Persian). Geographical Researches Journal. Vol. 62. Fall 2001. eISSN: 2538-4384
          • 12. 2001 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2001): A Critique of Modern Empiricism in Social Sciences and Humanities (in Persian). Iran. Geographical Researches Journal. Vol. 61. Summer 2001. eISSN: 2538-4384
          • 13. 2000 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2000): Flock Composition in the Traditional Iranian Animal Husbandry (in Persian). Geographical Researches Journal. Vol. 56 & 57. Spring & Summer 2000. eISSN: 2538-4384
          • 14. 1999 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (1999): Housing in Turkmen Tribes; A Functional Analysis on a Technical-Social Transition (in Persian). Geographical Researches Journal. Vol. 58&59. Winter 1999. eISSN: 2538-4384
          • 15. 1999 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (1999): Postmodern Agriculture: Convergence of Modernization and Indigenous Technology (in Persian). Geographical Researches Journal. Vol. 58&59. Winter 1999. eISSN: 2538-4384
          • 16. 1997 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (1997): Climate and Culture; Grape Cultivation (in Persian). Geographical Researches Journal. Vol. 46. Fall 1997. eISSN: 2538-4384
          • 17. 1996 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (1996): Donkey-Mill; a Technical Transition (in Persian). Geographical Researches Journal. Vol. 40, Fall 1996. eISSN: 2538-4384
          • 18. 1996 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (1996): Ploughshare (in Persian). Mashhad University Journal. Vol. 114&115. Fall & Winter 1996
          • كتاب:
          • 1. 2020 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2020): Cultural Dynamics of Water in Iranian Civilization. Switzerland. Springer.
          • 2. 2019 Semsar Yazdi, A., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2019): Veins of the Desert. Denmark. River Publishers.
          • 3. 2019 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2019): Territorial Water Cooperation in the Central Plateau of Iran. Switzerland. Springer
          • 4. 2017 Semsar Yazdi, A., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2017): Qanat Knowledge: Construction and Maintenance. the Netherlands. Springer.
          • 5. 2016 Semsar Yazdi, A., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2016): Qanats of Qasem Abad and Emamiyeh in Mashhad (in Persian). Iran. Mashhad Water and Wastewater Company
          • 6. 2015 Labbaf, R., Bakhtiyari, M., Toghrayi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2014): Insight into Tabaran Region (in Persian). Mashhad. Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization
          • 7. 2011 Semsar Yazdi, A., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2011): Qanat in its Cradle. Iran. International Center on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures (UNESCO-ICQHS).
          • 8. 2007 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2007): Earth Book for Kids: Activities to Help Heal the Environment. by: Schwartz, L. translated from English into Persian. Iran. Iranian Academic Center for Education, Culture & Research
          • 9. 2007 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2007): Water Division Systems in Iran (in Persian). Tehran. National Iranian Water Museum (NIWM)
          • 10. 2007 Kuros, G., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2007): Water and Irrigation Techniques in Ancient Iran. Iran. Iranian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (IRNCID)
          • 11. 2005 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2003): Qanats of Taft (in Persian). Tehran. Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization
          • 12. 2005 Semsar Yazdi, A., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2005): A Survey on the Qanats of Bam from Technical and Engineering Points of View. Tehran. UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office
          • 13. 2003 Papoli Yazdi, M., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2003): Qanats of Taft (in Persian). Tehran. Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization
          • 14. 2000 Papoli Yazdi, M., Jalali, A., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2000): The Qanat of Gonabad as a Myth (in Persian). Mashhad. Khorasan Regional Water Authority
          • قسم كتاب:
          • 1. 2022 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2022). Hydro-Social Cohesion in Iranian Local Communities. In: Miguel Sioui (Ed.), Indigenous Water and Drought Management in a Changing World. Elsevier Inc.
          • 2. 2020 Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2020): Water and Cultural Landscape. In: A. Alehashemi, J. Coulais & G. Hubert (Eds.), Water & City; Hydraulic Systems and Urban Structures (pp. 47-59), Paris: L`oeil D`or.
          • 3. 2015 Semsar Yazdi, A., Labbaf Khaneiki, M. (2015): Overview on Technical and Cultural Heritage of Qanats in Bam Region. In: Cultural Heritages of Water: The Cultural Heritages of Water in the Middle East and Maghreb. France. ICOMOS