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Conference on Settler Colonialism in Palestine & Workshop on the Naqab Bedouin

An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies conference
Date2 - 4 October 2015
TimeEvent spans several days
PlaceInstitute of Arabic and Islamic Studies

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.

Conference report is now available.

Speakers:

  • Prof. Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter, UK.
  • Dr. Marcelo Svirsky, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • Prof. Lorenzo Veracini, Swinburne University
  • Dr. Rosemary Sayigh, American University of Beirut

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.

We encourage prospective contributors to engage with the following questions:

  • What is the nature of Israel’s colonisation of Palestine? How does it manifest itself in different political, economic, social, as well as material and ideational arenas?
  • How do settler colonial structures affect different forms of resistance?
  • How are settler colonial narratives articulated (and disarticulated)?
  • How has Israel’s settler colonial project impacted upon Palestine’s social, demographic, political and economic landscapes?
  • How does settler colonialism intersect with global processes such as neo-liberalism, imperialism and war?
  • How does Israeli settler-colonialism relate to the Israeli nation-state building project?
  • How does resistance against the settler colonial regime by the indigenous Palestinian population relate to and articulate itself within/vis-à-vis the Palestinian national struggle?

We are keen to solicit papers from research students, as well as established scholars.

Candidates should send a one-page abstract by August 2nd and a 3,000-word draft paper by September 15th to: settlercolonialismconference@exeter.ac.uk.

We plan to publish the papers presented and discussed in the conference in an edited volume or special journal issue.

Workshop, Sunday, 4th October 2015
Subaltern Agency and Resistance in Settler Colonial Contexts: The Case of the Naqab Bedouin

This workshop, which is part of the AHRC-funded research project “Gender and Settler Colonialism: Women’s Oral Histories in the Naqab”, is intended as a forum to discuss, debate and shed light on the various forms of subaltern politics that can develop in complex settler colonial contexts, such as that of the Naqab. Rather than approaching the topic of settler colonialism conceptually, the aim of the workshop is to analyse the different, often paradoxical and ambiguous forms of subaltern agency and resistance, as enacted by the colonised themselves. We would like to focus on historical and contemporary subaltern practices and performances in the Naqab (rather than ideologies and/or discourses) with the aim of gaining a better understanding not only of how these subaltern politics work, but also of how Israeli settler-colonial power structures and policies have changed over time.

The workshop serves as a platform for in-depth and focused discussion of a limited number of pre-selected, invited papers on the Naqab.

Call for Papers: Settler Colonialism in Palestine

We invite contributions for a guest-edited special issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies on the topic of “Settler Colonialism in Palestine.” Papers should be between 6000 and 8000 words and should be submitted to settlercolonialismconference@exeter.ac.uk by 15 June 2016. The special issue is based on a Conference on Settler Colonialism in Palestine and Workshop on the Naqab Bedouin, held at the University of Exeter on 2-4 October 2015.

Find out more on the attachment below.

 


ProviderInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Attachments
Conference_Programme.pdfConference programme (212K)
CFP_Interventions_Settler_Colonialism_in_Palestine.pdfCall for Papers: Settler Colonialism in Palestine (203K)

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