Palestine Re-Covered: Reading a Settler Colonial Landscape

Sponsored by the  Center for Palestine Studies

 Thursday, February 11

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B, Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

 

Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University

 

Areej Sabbagh-Khoury

Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Post-Doctoral Fellow at Columbia University

 

with introduction by Rashid Khalidi

Based on an extensive photo archive of road signs, Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University, Fulbright Visiting Senior Scholar at the Center for Palestine Studies, interrogates the colonial politics of toponymy within historic Palestine from as early as 1856. 

Areej Sabbagh-Khoury tracks the process of settler colonial practices and ideologies that enabled the expulsion in 1948 and the pillaging of the property of their Palestinian neighbors. She also explores the politics of remembering by Ha-Shomer Ha-Tzair kibbutzim members as they reconstructed memories of the 1948 colonization practices and their role in the Nakba.