Date: 18 October 2016Time: 5:45 PM
Finishes: 18 October 2016Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Lecture
Anaheed Al-Hardan in conversation with Nur Masalha on the subject of her latest book Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities (Columbia University Press, 2016). One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Conducting interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation members of Syria's Palestinian community, Al-Hardan follows the evolution of the
Nakba—the central signifier of the Palestinian refugee past and present—in Arab intellectual discourses, Syria's Palestinian politics, and the community's memorialisation and tracks the Nakba's changing meaning in light of Syria's twenty-first-century civil war.
Anaheed Al-Hardan is assistant professor of sociology at the American University of Beirut.
Nur Masalha is a Palestinian historian and is Editor of the “Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies” published by Edinburgh University Press.
Organiser: London Middle East Institute and Centre for Palestine Studies
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