SOAS University of London

Centre for Palestine Studies

The Gaza Strip: History, Future and New Directions for Research


Date: 31 October 2015Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 31 October 2015Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Conference

It has been almost eight years since Israel’s military blockade of the Gaza Strip began in mid-2007. During this time, repeated aerial and ground invasions have killed thousands of Palestinians – including over 2100 people in the latest onslaught of July/August 2014. These assaults, and the ongoing closure of the Strip, have generated a humanitarian disaster on a scale unprecedented since Israel’s occupation began in 1967. Nonetheless, despite these enormous difficulties, Gaza remains an inseparable and integral part of future trajectories in Palestine.

In this context, the SOAS Centre for Palestine Studies will be holding a one-day conference on Saturday 31st October, which aims to address various aspects of academic research related to the Gaza Strip. For the full programme see the PDF attached on the right.


The conference will be followed by a free public evening event on Gaza: Strangulation and Resilience.

Organiser: Centre for Palestine Studies