SOAS University of London

Centre for Palestine Studies

Annual Palestine Research Seminar


Date: 2 February 2018Time: 10:30 AM

Finishes: 2 February 2018Time: 4:30 PM

Venue: MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square Room: MBI Al Jaber Seminar Room

Type of Event: Seminar

For the sixth year running, the Centre for Palestine Studies at SOAS will host a one-day research seminar series aimed at providing a platform for PhD students working on Palestine or Palestine-related issues to present their projects and discuss theoretical and research issues.

The series will comprise three sessions each of which will put into conversation three researchers and a discussant to talk about their work. Sessions are inter-disciplinary, looking at regional/thematic/conceptual conversations between projects.

Panel One (10.30-13.00)

Germany, Israel and the Palestine Question, Daniel Marwecki, SOAS

Revisiting Palestinian refugee camp history: The role of UNRWA, 1967-82, Anne Irfan, LSE

Diplomacy of a would-be state: Palestine’s diplomatic strategies towards international recognition, Sarah Daoud, Science Po, Paris

Palestinian refugees; from a right of return to a right of no return, Hanin abu Salim, Cardiff University

Chair/Discussant: Dr. Rafeef Ziadeh, SOAS

Lunch Break (13.00-14.30)

Panel Two (14.30-16.30)

(Re)imagining al-Quds: Legality and Locality after al-Nakssa, Haneen Na’amneh, LSE

Playing by their rules: navigations of belonging and uncertainty in a Palestinian refugee camp, Caitlin Procter, Oxford

From East Coast to West Bank: Creating a Palestinian-American diaspora tourism project, Tom Brocket, UCL

The Flag of British Palestine, contests over aesthetic symbolism, Julio Moreno Cirujano, SOAS

Exploring Palestine as a 'liberation ideal' (Said:1995) in the Gulf states (Bahrain and Kuwait specifically) in 50s and 60s, Kanwal Abdul-Hameed, Exeter University

Chair/Discussant- Dina Matar, SOAS

Pre-Registration required, e-mail: Louise Hosking at

Organiser: Centre for Palestine Studies and Centre Global Media and Communications

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4330