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IMES Annual Conference: Nakba, Past and Present


Institute For Middle East Studies

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel and of the Nakba, the dispossession and displacement of the Palestinian people that was part of this establishment. Our conference takes the occasion of the anniversary to reflect on the continuing effects of this experience. Panels will explore new directions in scholarship on 1948, the multiplicity of ways that Palestinians and Israelis remember and reckon with these events, and ongoing resonances of the Nakba in people’s lives today.