The study of settler colonialism as an historical, geographical and political formation is attracting the attention of more and more scholars around the globe. Our effort will be oriented towards the examination of the settler colonial paradigm’s validity in the context of Palestine. The organisers encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the study of settler colonialism in Palestine, so as to build bridges between settler colonial studies and other disciplines, as well as to challenge Israel’s alleged exceptionality. Full details
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Past events & workshops
A Series of Community Workshops on Oral History in the Naqab
A series of community workshops on oral history were held in cooperation with the Rahat Youth Centre (Markaz ash-Shabab), organised by Dr Mansour Nasasra, (Council for British Research in the Levant, Kenyon Institute Jerusalem), Dr Sophie Richter-Devroe (University of Exeter) and Atwa Abu Frieh (Rahat Youth Centre).
On 5 April 2014 a workshop on oral history was held at the Rahat Youth Centre (Markaz ash-Shabab) with twenty-two BA and MA students from the Naqab. This workshop was part of the AHRC funded project Gender and Settler Colonialism: Women's Oral Histories in the Naqab. The workshop engaged and trained members of the local community in oral history and created a dialogue between members, scholars, and representatives of the community. It targeted specifically younger members of the community to raise their historical awareness and train them in oral history. Please see here for the agenda.
Given the strong interest which this first workshop generated a series of follow-up events on oral history in the Naqab were organised. On 26th April 2014 Ahmad Amara, New York University, gave a presentation to students on his fieldwork-based research project in the Naqab, focusing on methodological challenges. On 21 March 2015 a study trip to Jerusalem was organised for ca. 20 Naqab Bedouin students. The students were given guided tours and lectures at the Issaf Nashashibi Center for Culture and Literature (its library, archive, and cultural center) as well as at the Palestinian Heritage Museum of Dar al-Tifel in East Jerusalem. The study trip initiated discussions, and raised interest in the possibilities and challenges of creating an oral history archive in the Naqab.
“Why Should Palestine Still Be an Issue?” By: his Excellency Dr Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority
25th March 2014
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies & the European Centre for Palestine Studies (ECPS) received an honoured guest speaker; his Excellency Dr Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. His talk was entitled:“Why Should Palestine Still Be an Issue?”
Dr Uri Davis - The Next Steps for Palestine at the UN.
19th Febraury 2014
20th Anniversary of the Oslo Agreement
7th - 8th September 2013
International conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Agreement. The 2-day event took place in London. The conference was jointly organized by The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Professor Ilan Pappé representing ECPS.
A talk by Ray Dolphin - UN-OCHA Senior Humanitarian Researcher
4th March 2013
"Humanitarianism and its Discontent: Monitoring the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories”
The Disease of Love, A Medical View of Infatuation in the Medieval Arab World.
23rd January 2013
A talk by Dr Karmi
Teaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - problems and rewards
14th November 2012
Dr Ghada Karmi speaks on teaching the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Cultures of Resistance - The Case of Palestine and beyond
4th May 2012
This workshop focused on different understandings and forms of resistance practiced in and for Palestine. Please view the workshop agenda for further detail. Mainstream literature on the Israel/Palestine conflict has often focused on formal politics and avenues of participation while scarce attention has been devoted to cultural politics. This is despite the fact that cultural politics functions as a crucial site of political expression aimed at constructing and deploying ethnicised, racialised, nationalised, religious, class, gendered, and other collective identities. This workshop led to (forthcoming 2014) special issue of Arab Studies Journal See here for Concept note.
The Invention of the Land of Israel
7th December 2011
talk by Prof Shlomo Sand studied history at the University of Tel Aviv and at the cole des hautes tudes en sciences sociales, in Paris. He currently teaches contemporary history at the University of Tel Aviv.
13th – 14th February 2010
Strategies of Survival East Jerusalemite Responses to the Israeli Occupation
1st February 2012
Dr Craig Larkin worked alongside Professor Mick Dumper on a 5 year ESRC funded project, Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: everyday life and the possibilities of transformation in Belfast, Jerusalem and other divided cities. The project talk was part of the project that focused on divided cities as key sites in territorial conflicts over state and national identities, cultures and borders