Insaniyyat: Society for Palestinian Anthropologists

Conference Program

Beit Jala, Palestine

6-9 January 2022



Arrival and Registration: Thursday, January 6


18:00-19:00 Conference Registration, Check-in and Reception


19:30 Dinner



Conference Day One: Friday, January 7


9:00-9:30 Conference Registration, Check-in and Reception


9:30-9:50 Welcoming Remarks & Recognizing Rosemary Sayigh


9:50-11:00 Keynote Lecture: Stef Jansen (University of Sarajevo); Discussant: Julie Peteet (University of Louisville)


11:00-11:30 Coffee Break


11:30-13:00 Session I: A Future for Utopia?


13:00-15:00 Lunch


15:00-16:30 Session II: Redemptive Epistemologies


16:30-17:00 Coffee Break


17:00-18:30 Session III: Thinking with the Land - Promises and Premises


19:30 Dinner



Conference Day Two: Saturday, January 8


9:30-11.00 Session IV: Intimacies


11:00-11:30 Coffee Break


11:30-13:00 Session V: Aesthetics in the World’s Darkness


13:00-15:00 Lunch


14:00-18:00 Graduate Student Workshop


15:00-16:30 Session VI: Palestinian Pluralism


18:00-19:20 Workshop: How to Publish in Anthropology?


19:30 Dinner



Members Meeting: Sunday, January 9

The purpose of the members’ meeting is to take stock and assess the previous two years of Insaniyyat, announce the results of elections, and chart horizons of future work in various Insaniyyat Committees. It is open to all registered members of Insaniyyat who are attending the conference.


9:30-10:00 Session I:

Overview and report on Insaniyyat Committee structure and activities; announce election results for Executive Board.


10:00-11:00 Session II:

Horizons: Review, recharge, and possibly revise Insaniyyat Committees and their projects.


11:00-11:15 Break


11:15-12:15 Session III:

Develop action plans & reporting back and discussion.


12:15-13:30 Goodbye Lunch