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RA-228585-15
Long-Term Research Fellowships in Palestine at the Palestinian American Research Center
Penelope Mitchell, Palestinian American Research Center

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RA-228585-15

Dialogue as Extractive Introjection (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Dialogue as Extractive Introjection
Author: Stephen Sheehi
Abstract: N/A
Date: 03/08/2019
Conference Name: Yearly conference of Arab Psychologists Association in Israel, at Baquh al-gharbiyah

Psychic Violence and Pacifism (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Psychic Violence and Pacifism
Author: Stephen Sheehi
Abstract: N/A
Date: 05/31/2019
Conference Name: Violence/Non-Violence conference at UC Riverside

Photography as Archive in the Work of Dor Guez (Book Section)
Title: Photography as Archive in the Work of Dor Guez
Author: Elisabeth Friedman
Editor: Sahoom Zamir
Editor: Issam Nassar
Abstract: N/A
Year: 2019
Publisher: IB Tauris
Book Title: Photography from the Middle East: Emerging Histories and New Practices

Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation (Book)
Title: Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation
Author: Fredrik Meiton
Abstract: Electricity is an integral part of everyday life—so integral that we rarely think of it as political. In Electrical Palestine, Fredrik Meiton illustrates how political power, just like electrical power, moves through physical materials whose properties govern its flow. At the dawn of the Arab-Israeli conflict, both kinds of power were circulated through the electric grid that was built by the Zionist engineer Pinhas Rutenberg in the period of British rule from 1917 to 1948. Drawing on new sources in Arabic, Hebrew, and several European languages, Electrical Palestine charts a story of rapid and uneven development that was greatly influenced by the electric grid and set the stage for the conflict between Arabs and Jews. Electrification, Meiton shows, was a critical element of Zionist state building. The outcome in 1948, therefore, of Jewish statehood and Palestinian statelessness was the result of a logic that was profoundly conditioned by the power system, a logic that has continued to shape the area until today.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/electrical-palestine-capital-and-technology-from-empire-to-nation/oclc/1081378413&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520295896
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Political Power in Palestine’s Electrical Grid (Blog Post)
Title: Political Power in Palestine’s Electrical Grid
Author: Fredrik Meiton
Abstract: N/A
Date: 11/17/2018
Primary URL: https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/40054/political-power-in-palestines-electrical-grid/
Blog Title: UC Press Blog
Website: UC Press

Book Talk: "Electrical Palestine" (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Book Talk: "Electrical Palestine"
Abstract: N/A
Author: Fredrik Meiton
Date: 02/04/2019
Location: Columbia University, Center for Palestine Studies
Primary URL: http://www.palestine.mei.columbia.edu/events-spring-2019-1/electrical-palestine-capital-and-technology-from-empire-to-nation

Re-ordering the Middle East, 1912-1948 (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Re-ordering the Middle East, 1912-1948
Author: Fredrik Meiton
Abstract: N/A
Date Range: November 13-14, 2018
Location: Harvard University, Centre for European Studies

The Great Palestinian Divergence (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: The Great Palestinian Divergence
Author: f
Abstract: N/A
Date Range: October 4-6, 2018
Location: Amherst, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

The Non-Electrification of Nablus (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: The Non-Electrification of Nablus
Author: Fredrik Meiton
Abstract: This paper centers on the Palestinian Arab town of Nablus and the controversies over electrification that took place there in the years around the 1948 war. The Zionist-run and operated Palestine Electric Corporation held a monopolistic concession for the electrification of Palestine. As a result, the Palestinian community came to vie electrification as the handmaiden of Zionist conquest. “If Rutenberg electricity lights the city of Nablus and Tulkarm,” one Nabulsi writer warned in 1932, referring to the general manager of the PEC, “one can say that Rutenberg and his works have conquered the land.” That electricity was only available through a Zionist company presented the Palestinian community with a dilemma. Besides the imperative to reject Zionism and British colonial rule, many Palestinians also aspired to “be modern," which to most included access to electrical power and light. As this paper will show, using previously unused sources from the Israel Electric Corp. Archives and elsewhere, the struggle over electrification in Nablus – within the town and between the town and the PEC – both reflected and remade the political fault lines of the Palestinian community in ways that would bear heavily on the Arab Revolt, the 1948 War, and life under occupation.
Date Range: March 8-10, 2018
Location: Brown University, New Directions in Palestine Studies
Primary URL: https://palestinianstudies.org/workshops/2018/people/fredrik-meiton

Contentious Concession: Electrification and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Contentious Concession: Electrification and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Author: Fredrik Meiton
Abstract: N/A
Date Range: August 4, 2016
Location: Institute for Palestine Studies, Ramallah, Palestine

The Non-Electrification of Nablus (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: The Non-Electrification of Nablus
Author: Fredrik Meiton
Abstract: N/A
Date Range: October 11-14, 2018
Location: Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)


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