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Palestinian Homes and Houses: 
Subjectivities and Materialities

Sixth Annual Workshop of New Directions in Palestinian Studies

March 15–16, 2019
Pembroke Center, PH305

Friday, March 15, 2019

8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks  Beshara Doumani

9:30–11:00 a.m. Panel 1: Inside/Outside: Home and Return

Discussant:  Leila Farsakh

  1.  Rana Barakat, Telling a Story of Loss: Home Re/Imagined and Un-Imagined  
  2.  Tom Brocket, Attachments and Asymmetries: Palestinian-American Homes from the Perspective of Second-Generation Migrants

11:00–11:15 a.m. Coffee Break 

11:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Panel 2: Households and Livelihoods

Discussant:  Beshara Doumani

  1. Michelle Campos, Reconstructing Palestinian Households in the Late Ottoman Period: Archival Trails and Digital Footprints
  2. Jacob Norris, Mobile Homes: Bethlehem Merchants and the Refashioning of Palestinian Homes in the Late Ottoman Period
  3. Lauren Banko, “As Bad and Precarious as a Death Sentence”: Deportation, the Loss of Homes, and the Loss of Livelihoods during the Palestine Mandate

1:00–3:00 p.m. Lunch and Book Presentation: Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel, by Andrew Ross

3:15–4:45 p.m. Panel 3: The Politics of Intimacy

Discussant: Amahl Bishara

  1. Sabrien Amrov, Home in Virtual Reality: Faux Intimacy and the Targeting of Palestinian Homes
  2. Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, Airbnb in Palestine: Notes toward an Anthropology of Occupied "Home-Sharing"

4:45–5:00 p.m. Coffee Break 

5:00–5:45 p.m. Discussion

7:15–9:15 p.m. Dinner for Presenters, Discussants, and Invited Guests at Dorrance Restaurant, 60 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903

Saturday, March 16

9:00–9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast 

9:30–11:00 a.m. Panel 4: Family, Health, and Trauma

Discussant:  Nadje al-Ali

  1.   Heidi Morrison, Narratives of Childhood, Trauma, and Home during the Second Intifada
  2.   Danya M. Qato, On (Dis)placement and Health in Palestine

11:00–11:15 a.m. Coffee break 

11:15 am–1:00 p.m. Panel 5: Housing, Home-Making, and the Future

Discussant:  Andrew Ross

  1. Nimrod Ben Zeev, Racialization, Masculinity, and Social Mobility: Palestinian Citizens of Israel in the Construction Industry, 1949–1973
  2. Kareem Rabie, Housing and the Future of Palestine

1:00–2:30 p.m. Concluding Discussion and the 2020 Workshop