The War on Palestine and the politics of history

Key information

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Paul Webley Wing (PWW), Senate House, SOAS
Alumni Lecture Theatre (SALT)

About this event

This talk investigates the ways in which the historical record is (ab)used, and often willfully erased, for the purposes of greenlighting the genocide unfolding in Gaza today. 

During the session Dr. Abdel Razzaq Takriti will address the questions of how history is appealed to in the service of promoting large scale war crimes and ethnic cleansing as self-defense, and how it is used to deny structural realities of expanding settler-colonialism, while also asking how is it utilized to constrain political space.



This event will take place in-person. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Photo credit: Mazur/Catholic Church England and Wales on Flickr

About the speaker

Dr. Abdel Razzaq Takriti is the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Arab History, Associate Professor at the Department of History, and founding Director of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Center for Arab Studies, University of Houston.

He is the author of Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman (Oxford University Press, 2013; paperback edition, 2016).