Revolutionary Letter #7
Insurgent Memories: Decolonizing the History of Palestine
November 30, 2022, 13:00
Elitist narratives have always beleaguered the history of modern Palestine. In this asymmetric context, history performs the following: it confines, obliterates and reduces colorful past life to a linear homogenous anecdote. In this workshop, we will take you on a journey through the winding past of Palestine by giving you a glimpse into the “Endangered Palestinian Memories” project, led by Saad Amira.
Saad delivered a session on oral history in Palestine, discussing testimonies and personal memoirs of Palestinians. The talk was followed by a discussion between students, Saad, and attendees. The workshop was used by the students involved to develop their research projects.
Saad Amira is the founder of the "Endangered Palestinian Memories" Project. His research interests include Political Ecology and Environmentalism, Social History of Palestine and Social Movements in the Mediterranean region.
Revolutionary Letter #7 curated by Emily Jacir, as part of Common Ground: an international festival on the politics of land and food, supported by the OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College and the Fisher Center LAB.