What is Insaniyyat?

Insaniyyat is a society of Palestinian anthropologists devoted to promoting anthropological inquiry among Palestinians and about Palestine and the rest of the world. It advocates the development of anthropological knowledge in diverse subfields and related ethnographic research, while always attuned to social and political justice. It aims to promote anthropological scholarship to various audiences in Palestine and beyond.

A Call to Action: Speak Out Against Israel’s Further Destruction of Palestinian Academic Freedom

14 May 2022

We members of Insaniyyat, the Society of Palestinian Anthropologists, call on you to join us in voicing your opposition to Israel’s most recent attempt to undermine Palestinians’ fundamental right to education, including the basic academic freedom and autonomy of our universities.

Insaniyyat Talks: Spring 2022

This series of meetings will be delivered in a format of seminar talks that will include a lecture and a discussion afterwards. We aim to bring together Insaniyyat members and other anthropologists into a conversation about recent ethnographic research in/on Palestine, and beyond. Lectures will be delivered in either English or Arabic, according to the preference of each speaker. All meetings will be conducted online to allow broad participation. Interested friends from other disciplines are also welcome to join.

Insaniyyat Featured in American Anthropologist

November 28, 2020
Read our feature article for "World Anthropologies" written by Khaled Furani. The article is published in the upcoming issue of American Anthropologist.