Proposal Writing for the Wenner-Gren Foundation: Applying for an Engaged Research Grant

Webinar: Proposal Writing for the Wenner-Gren Foundation: Applying for an Engaged Research Grant On June 2, 2022, the Foundation hosted the second installment of “Proposal Writing for the Wenner-Gren Foundation: Applying for an Engaged Research Grant.” Watch it now! The past two years have forced anthropologists to reckon with their discipline’s history and the nature…

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Third Biennial Conference: “Pessoptimism: Anthropologies of Palestinian Hope and Uncertainty”

In cold January in Beit-Jala, Insaniyyat held a heartwarming third biennial conference titled, “Pessoptimism: Anthropologies of Palestinian Hope and Uncertainty.” The conference brought 80 participants (physical and virtual) from some 30 locations around the world. It opened with Insaniyyat recognizing Rosemary Sayigh’s life-long, tireless work in support of Palestine and Palestinian anthropology. Stef Jansen on…

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Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film Workshop

During the months of October and November 2021, a group of young Palestinian filmmakers and students of cinema and social sciences had a chance to engage in a collaborative course online about visual anthropology. Along nine weekly sessions of 3:00 to 3:30 hours each, the participants learned about the tools and methods of visual ethnography…

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Souq Stories Exhibition

Souq Stories Exhibition We are excited to announce the launch of Souq Stories, a multi-sited youth led photography exhibit on daily life in seven historic Palestinian markets. Please follow along on Instagram or join us in person on June 24th, 2021, in Acre, Gaza, Jerusalem, Hebron, Nazareth, or Nablus. Follow our Souq Stories Facebook page. Watch…

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Ethnographies of Palestinian Futures

20-24 November 2019, Vancouver, Canada This year’s Insaniyyat-sponsored panel at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting in collaboeration with The Canadian Anthropological Society/La Société Canadienne d’Anthropologie, “Ethnographies of Palestinian Futures”, convened a group of seven Palestinian scholars from throughout historical Palestine and the diaspora. The meeting took place in Vancouver, B.C., on unceded Indigenous land…

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2019 Biannual Meeting: “Thinking Without A State”

“Thinking Without A State” Insaniyyat’s 2019 Biannual Meeting During a three-day conference between 7-9 June 2019, we met in Talitha Komi, Beit Jala – Palestine, within the exuberance of a community coming into-existence despite our dismembered homeland and dispersed communities. On its first day, the conference featured keynote speaker, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Professor of American…

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Palestinian Sumoud: Limits and Possibilities

14-18 November 2018, San Jose, California Insaniyyat members Randa Wahbe and Nayrouz Abu Hatoum organized a panel at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Meeting in San Jose. The panel titled “Palestinian Sumoud: Limits and Pissibilities” was granted an Invited Status Awars by the (AAA). The panel explored the notion of “Palestinian sumoud” through different case…

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Palestinian Ethnography at Home and in Diaspora

Six members of Insaniyyat participated at the American Anthropology Association Conference of 2017 in Washington DC. Organized by Aseel Sawalha, the panel, tiled Palestinian Ethnography at Home and in Diaspora, covered key sites of Palestinian daily life in the region, demonstrating promising new pathways as they bring long running themes about daily life, city life,…

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Insaniyyat Development Workshop: Jericho

Insaniyyat’s 2017 Development Workshop, Jericho With funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation and logistical support from the Palestinian American Research Center, we conducted an organizational development workshop from January 5-7, 2017 in Jericho, Palestine. This workshop brought 25 anthropologists (including three international advisory board members) based in seven countries around the world to launch a country-less association…

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Birzeit Insaniyyat Symposium

Despite walls and checkpoints, with colleagues from Palestinian universities we held our first symposium on April 9, 2016 at Birzeit University under the auspices of the Institute for Women Studies at Birzeit University. Fifteen anthropologists remaining in historic Palestine gathered for a day-long, two-part symposium. The first part was open to the public and consisted…

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