Knowledge Production beyond Fragmentation
International Research Conference Vienna
RE-SCHEDULED to Sept/Oct. 2020
In light of increasing anthropological interests in the study of Palestine, this conference aims at uncovering new terrains for critical anthropological inquiry beyond the socio-economic and territorial fragmentation of Palestinian communities.
Currently prevailing themes in anthropological studies of Palestine include humanitarianism, militarization, settler colonialism, surveillance, neoliberalism, NGOisation, identities, refugees and memory. Meanwhile, Palestinian anthropologists and other anthropologists of Palestine are beginning to pursue a new range of topics, thus expanding the horizons of their discipline by tackling transnational, de-colonial, feminist and ethical questions.
Through treating Palestine as an epistemic and methodological site, they are not only capable of adding new approaches and results to the anthropology of Palestine and West Asia, but also to new contributions to anthropology at large within the wider fields of the humanities and social sciences.
This three-day conference will offer an opportunity for early Post-Doc researchers and PhD candidates in anthropology and neighboring fields of the social sciences to present and discuss fresh insights into their research on Palestine and Palestinian communities within the frame of this overarching theme with peers and senior scholars in the field of contemporary Palestine studies.