Talk: 100 Years of Balfour's Britain - The Invisible History of the Palestinian People

Talk: 100 Years of Balfour's Britain - The Invisible History of the Palestinian People

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 7:30pm
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Ilan Pappé (Professor of History, and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter)
Chair: Robert Gildea (Professor of Modern History and Fellow of Worcester College)

[Co-organised by the Oxford Students' Palestine Society, Oxford Jewish Students for Justice in Palestine, and the Oxford SU Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality]

About the speakers:

Professor Ilan Pappé read for his doctorate at St Antony’s College. He is founder and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, and a chair in the Department of History at Exeter University. Professor Pappé founded and directed the Academic Institute for Peace in Givat Haviva, Israel between 1992 to 2000, and was the Chair of the Emil Tuma Institute for Palestine Studies in Haifa between 2000 and 2006 while teaching at Haifa University. His latest book, “The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories” and nominated for a MEMO book award, is the latest in a long list of distinguished publications, including: “The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge” (Verso. 2014); ”The Bureaucracy of Evil: The History of the Israeli Occupation” (Oxford: Oneworld Publications. 2012); "The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel”, (Yale University Press. 2011); with Noam Chomsky, “Gaza In Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians (Hamish Hamilton, 2010); “The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty: The Husaynis, 1700–1948” (Saqi Books. 2010); “The Modern History Palestine, One Land, Two Peoples”. (Cambridge University Press 2006); and the “Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” (Oneworld, 2006). 

Professor Robert Gildea is a Fellow of the British Academy, and has published widely on the history and politics of France. He has directed research programmes and published numerous volumes on Europe “Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914” (OUP); France: “Children of the Revolution: The French 1799-1914”, (Penguin 2008); its occupation: “Marianne in Chains: In Search of the German Occupation, 1940-1945”(Routledge 2002); its resistance: "Fighters in the Shadows: A new history of the French Resistance" (Harvard University Press 2015); and the events of 1968, with articles including “European Radicals and the ‘Third World’: Imagined Solidarities and Radical Networks”, co-edited "Europe’s 1968: Voices of Revolt" (OUP, 2013). His latest book, on the British empire: “Empire of the Mind” (Cambridge University Press), will be published in 2018.