Filtering by: History of the Present

7:00 PM19:00

Palestinian Strengths

A talk by Amira Hass, Haaretz correspondent

Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Born in Jerusalem, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served as the basis for her widely acclaimed book,Drinking the Sea at Gaza. She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997. Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.

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12:30 PM12:30

The Political Mapping of Palestine

A talk by Linda Quiquivix

Quiquivix will speak on her work which seeks to investigate how colonialism's notions of what constitutes "the political" are produced and naturalized in both thought and practice by the colonized themselves. Examining the role of cartography in this question and the Palestinian struggle as a case study, she traces the life of the map in Palestine from the colonial period to the present to show how the Palestinian movement's uncritical and ubiquitous adoption of cartography today often reproduces and continues to naturalize colonial social relations of domination and submission, although this time, between and among Palestinians themselves.

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