Middle East Studies

Omer Bartov ─ Israel-Palestine Lands and Peoples

Friday, September 24, 2021

12:00 - 1:30 ET

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The conflict between Israel and Palestine has raised a plethora of unanswered questions, generated seemingly irreconcilable narratives, and profoundly transformed the land’s physical and political geography. This volume seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the links between the region that is now known as Israel and Palestine and its peoples—both those that live there as well as those who relate to it as a mental, mythical, or religious landscape. Engaging the perspectives of a multidisciplinary, international group of scholars, it is an urgent collective reflection on the bonds between people and a place, whether real or imagined, tangible as its stones or ephemeral as the hopes and longings it evokes.

Moderated by Alon Confino
Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies
Professor of History and Jewish Studies
Director, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Opening remarks:
Omer Bartov
John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History
Department of History
Brown University

Debby Farber
Curator and PhD candidate
Dept. of Politics and Government
Ben Gurion University

Adi Ophir
Visiting Professor of Humanities and Middle East Studies 
Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University
Brown University

Ilan Pappé
Professor of History
Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter, UK

Nida Shoughry
PhD, Lecturer, political researcher, and former journalist
Northern Israel

Miriam Szamet
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Kreitman School of Advanced Studies
The Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
Ben Gurion University

Alex Winder
Visiting Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Middle East Studies
Brown University