Programme for May 11:

[complete programme]

 

Open Session: Settler Colonialism in Palestine: An Old-New Paradigm for our Times 

Keynote Speaker: Ilan Pappé (University of Exeter)

Ilan Pappé is Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies. Professor Pappé obtained his BA degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1979 and the D. Phil from the University of Oxford in 1984. He 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. Professor Pappé was a senior lecturer in the department of Middle Eastern History and the Department of Political Science in Haifa University, Israel between 1984 and 2006. He was appointed as chair in the department of History in the Cornwall Campus, 2007-2009 and became a fellow of the IAIS in 2010. His research focuses on the modern Middle East and in particular the history of Israel and Palestine.

Chair: Giulia Daniele (CEI-IUL)

 

Final Round Table

Speakers:

Amanda Hammar (Copenhagen University)

Jamile Borges (Universidade Federal da Bahia)

Joana Gorjão Henriques (Público)

Randy Lippert (University of Windsor)

Chair: Andrea Pavoni (Dinâmia’CET-IUL)

 

About the Conference:

The contemporary physical, socio-cultural and political worlds are being increasingly compartimentalised. In this conference, we want to discuss whether, and to what extent, are the global society and space moving toward a state of generalised and planetary, if creeping, apartheid – borrowing on ideas of Agier (2014), Brenner (2013), and Yiftachel (2009). While we observe settler colonialism becoming a global and transnational phenomenon (Veracini 2010; Wolfe 1999), apartheidisation represents one of its forms in a continuous relationship with other political forces/processes, and in the consolidation of multiple (in)visible borders.

Our intent is to take some steps beyond the analysis and exposure of the various forms of segregation, fragmentation, polarisation, gentrification, ghettoisation, militarisation, and ultimately apartheidisation, observed around the globe (cf. Graham and Marvin, 2001; Diken 2004; Graham, 2010; Rossi and Vanolo, 2012 [2010]; Pappé, 2015; Lees et al., 2016; Tulumello, 2017, among others); and question what are the (bio-)political, ideological discourses and practices, be they hegemonic or banal, that shape those very phenomena.

The sessions will happen both at ISCTE-IUL and ICS-ULisboa.

 

A few attendee seats are still available, please confirm with organisers at planetaryapartheid@ics.ulisboa.pt. 

Complete Programme and Book of Abstracts are available.

 

Only the plenary sessions are open to the general public:

May 9th with Michel Agier, Illan Pappé, Marco Allegra and Smadar Lavie

May 11th

Organisation and support:

CEI-IUL (Centro de Estudos Internacionais, ISCTE-IUL)

ICS-ULisboa (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa)

FCT (Fundo de Apoio à Comunidade Cientifica e UID/SOC/50013/2013)