Organized by the Institute for Palestine Studies, the webinar will highlight two digital archive projects:
1. The Palestinian Revolution (learnpalestine.politics.ox.ac.uk): The Palestinian Revolution is a bilingual Arabic/English online learning resource that explores Palestinian revolutionary practice and thought from the Nakba of 1948, to the siege of Beirut in 1982.
2. Mapping Memories of Resistance (bit.ly/mappingmemoriesarchive): This project aims to document and narrate the untold story of the occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights in its political, socio-economic and cultural elements by focusing on the lived experiences of the Syrians who remained after the Israeli military occupation in 1967 and annexation in 1981, and their resistance to occupation.
The event will take place at 11AM (EST)/ 6PM (Palestine) in ENGLISH. This event is part of a webinar series on Active Palestinian Archives: Preserving Palestinian Culture and Heritage.
The creation of an archive is always a political act. At its worst, this act can be a move to relegate a people and culture to the historical past and put them on display for popular consumption, often as a product of colonial conquest. But archives can be important tools in the struggle for decolonization and liberation as well. Here, they are about reaching into the past in order to support contemporary struggles and build alternative futures.