SOAS University of London

Gender Studies Scholar organises international workshop in Athens on Palestinian refugees

7 October 2015

Dr Ruba Salih, scholar from the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, organised a conference in Athens on ‘Palestine and Self-determination beyond National Frames: Emerging Politics, Cultures, and Claims’ as part of a project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Videos/podcasts of the talks will soon be available.

This event was organised by SOAS and the University of Exeter

‘Palestine and Self-­‐determination beyond National Frames: Emerging Politics, Cultures, and Claims’ (pdf; 108kb)  

Conference Programme:

Thursday, 24th September
INTRODUCTION by Ruba Salih (SOAS, University of London) & Sophie Richter-Devroe (University of Exeter)
KEYNOTE by Joseph Massad (Columbia University) On Nationalism and Self-Determination
PAPER 1: Ruba Salih (SOAS, University of London) The ‘scandal of the nation’: Palestinian refugees and the politics of exile Chair/Discussant: Julie Peteet (University of Louisville)
PAPER 2: Julie Peteet (University of Louisville) The cultural politics of time and waiting Chair/Discussant: Ruba Salih (SOAS, University of London)
PAPER 3: Cedric Parizot (CNRS/Aix Marseille University) Palestine(s) below maps: reappraising the nature of the separation between Palestinians through visual network analysis (2005-2010) Chair/Discussant: Alessandro Petti (DAAR - Campus in Camps)
PAPER 4: Alessandro Petti (DAAR - Campus in Camps) Architecture of Exile: Palestinian Refugee Camps as World Heritage Site Chair/Discussant: Cedric Parizot (CNRS/Aix Marseille University)
PAPER 5: Sophie Richter-Devroe (University of Exeter) The Oslo Generation of Palestinian Refugees: Thinking Beyond the Nation? Chair/Discussant: Diana Allan (McGill University)
PAPER 6: Diana Allan (McGill University) ‘This is not a politics’: solidarity and subterfuge in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon Chair/Discussant: Sophie Richter-Devroe (University of Exeter)
Friday, 25th September
PAPER 7: Nell Gabiam (Iowa State University) Palestinians in France: Imagining Liberation and Return Beyond the Nation State Chair/Discussant: Riccardo Bocco (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
PAPER 8: Riccardo Bocco (Graduate Institute, Geneva) Screening Palestinian refugeehood: (un)censored narratives through cinematic representations Chair/Discussant: Nell Gabiam (Iowa State University)
PAPER 9: Sari Hanafi (American University of Beirut) Complex entanglements: moving from professional to public sociology in the Arab world Chair/Discussant: Jalal Al-Husseini (Institut français du Proche-Orient)
PAPER 10: Jalal Al-Husseini (Institut français du Proche-Orient) The political management of long-term temporariness (tbc) Chair/Discussant: Sari Hanafi (American University of Beirut)
PAPER 11: Yara Hawari (University of Exeter) Narratives and memories beyond nationalist frameworks and conceptualizing future political and social imaginaries in the Galilee Chair/Discussant: Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter)

PAPER 12: Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter) Title tbc Chair/Discussant: Yara Hawari (University of Exeter)

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