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RA-50115-12
PARC Humanities Research Fellowship Program
Penelope Mitchell, Palestinian American Research Center

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RA-50115-12

Narrating Death, Surviving Life: Memory and Palestinian Mothers Who Lost Their Children in the Second Intifada (Article)
Title: Narrating Death, Surviving Life: Memory and Palestinian Mothers Who Lost Their Children in the Second Intifada
Author: Heidi Morrison
Abstract: The cause of Palestinian children’s deaths in the second intifada (2000-2006) is a matter of dispute in the memory of some Palestinians and Israelis today. Mainstream Israeli media and political narratives often say that the Palestinian parents sacrificed their children in the name of religion. Some of this misunderstanding comes in response to the Palestinian mothers who memorialize their sons’ death as beautiful and an act of strength. However, a reading of the mothers’ narratives that is grounded in memory studies and contemporary Palestinian history disrupts the notion the Palestinians embrace ‘an industry of death.’ The mothers recall the death as an honorable sacrifice for Palestine to not only find individual solace from a traumatic past, but also to share in a collective narrative with national meanings. This paper uses oral histories to explore the politics of individual and collective memory in Palestine today.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/article/596183
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Across Infrastructures of Restriction: Bringing Palestinian Photography from a Refugee Camp to an American University (Article)
Title: Across Infrastructures of Restriction: Bringing Palestinian Photography from a Refugee Camp to an American University
Author: Amahl Bishara
Abstract: not available
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://cssaamejournal.org/borderlines/across-infrastructures-of-restriction
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: CSSAAME Borderlines
Publisher: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East

RE/viewing Jerusalem: Political Art Interventions in Occupied East Jerusalem (Article)
Title: RE/viewing Jerusalem: Political Art Interventions in Occupied East Jerusalem
Author: Alia Rayyan
Author: Elisabeth Friedman
Abstract: not available
Year: 2018
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal

"We Always Talk About War": Photography as Archive in the Work of Dor Guez (Article)
Title: "We Always Talk About War": Photography as Archive in the Work of Dor Guez
Author: Elisabeth Friedman
Abstract: not available
Year: 2016
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Jerusalem Quarterly

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: not available
Year: 2018
Publisher: IB Tauris
Book Title: Photography from the Middle East: Emerging Histories and New Practices
ISBN: forthcoming

Rainfed (ba'li) Agroecosystem Resilience in the Palestinian West Bank, 1917-2018 (Article)
Title: Rainfed (ba'li) Agroecosystem Resilience in the Palestinian West Bank, 1917-2018
Author: Omar Tesdell
Abstract: not available
Year: 2018
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Agroecology

Planting Roots, Claiming Space: How the tangled histories of dryland farming in the U.S. West shaped political aspirations in early Palestine and post-revolutionary Mexico (Article)
Title: Planting Roots, Claiming Space: How the tangled histories of dryland farming in the U.S. West shaped political aspirations in early Palestine and post-revolutionary Mexico
Author: Omar Tesdell
Abstract: not available
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10714839.2018.1448599
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: NACLA Report on the Americas, Vol 50, Issue 1

Balu' as Residual Space: Land Reform and Sociality in Palestine (Article)
Title: Balu' as Residual Space: Land Reform and Sociality in Palestine
Author: Iyad Issa
Author: Omar Tesdell
Abstract: not available
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://www.palestine-studies.org/sites/default/files/jq-articles/Pages%20from%20JQ%2069%20-%20Tesdell%20%26%20Issa.pdf
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Jerusalem Quarterly, Issue 60

Territoriality and the technics of drylands science in Palestine and North America (Article)
Title: Territoriality and the technics of drylands science in Palestine and North America
Author: Omar Tesdell
Abstract: At the turn of the 20th century, agricultural experts in several countries assembled a new agro-scientific field: dryland farming. Their agricultural research practices concomitantly fashioned a new agro-ecological zone—the drylands—as the site of agronomic intervention. As part of this effort, American scientists worked in concert with colleagues in the emerging Zionist movement to investigate agricultural practices and crops in Palestine and neighboring regions, where nonirrigated or rainfed agriculture had long been practiced. In my larger manuscript project, I consider how the reorganization of rainfed farming as dryfarming is central to the history of both the Middle East and North America, where it was closely related to modern forms of power, sovereignty, and territoriality. I suggest that American interest in dryfarming science emerged out of a practical need to propel and sustain colonization of the Great Plains, but later became a joint effort of researchers from several emerging settler enterprises, including Australia, Canada, and the Zionist movement. In contrast to a naturally ocurring bioregion, I argue that the drylands spatiality was engineered through, rather than outside, the territorialization of modern power.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020743815000586
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: International Journal of Middle East Studies, Volume 47, Issue 3

Wild Wheat to Productive Drylands: Global Scientific Practice and the Agroecological Remaking of Palestine (Article)
Title: Wild Wheat to Productive Drylands: Global Scientific Practice and the Agroecological Remaking of Palestine
Author: Omar Tesdell
Abstract: not available
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.11.009
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Geoforum, Vol. 78

ASHTAR: Palestinian theatre for social change (Article)
Title: ASHTAR: Palestinian theatre for social change
Author: Kate Wilson
Abstract: not available
Year: 2015
Primary URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/8fx7Cvx8rJw3d9UKt79j/full
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Volume 20, No. 3

The Dancing Body Politic: Social-Political Choreographies of Dabke (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: The Dancing Body Politic: Social-Political Choreographies of Dabke
Author: Kate C. Wilson
Abstract: not available
Date: 03/20/2015
Primary URL: https://cdn.chass.ncsu.edu/sites/lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu/documents/Program-_Bodies_in_Motion_.pdf
Conference Name: Bodies in Motion: Middle East Migrations

Gaza Solidarity Protests of 2014: Palestinian Acts of Speaking Together, Apart (Article)
Title: Gaza Solidarity Protests of 2014: Palestinian Acts of Speaking Together, Apart
Author: Amahl Bishara
Abstract: not available
Year: 2017
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: HAU Journal of Ethnographic Theory

Mobilizing Resistance: Israel's Racist Walls of Separation (Article)
Title: Mobilizing Resistance: Israel's Racist Walls of Separation
Author: Amahl Bishara
Abstract: not available
Year: 2017
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Anthropology Now

Take My Pictures For Me (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording) [show prizes]
Title: Take My Pictures For Me
Writer: Amahl Bishara
Director: Mohammad Al-Azza
Director: Amahl Bishara
Abstract: Amahl and Mohammad are both Palestinian, but Mohammad is a refugee born in the West Bank, while Amahl holds an Israeli passport and was born in the US. When Amahl went to a protest for refugee rights in Israel and saw there many of Mohammad’s American and European colleagues, she called him in frustration that he could not be there because of Israel’s movement restrictions. He replied with a generous provocation: “Why don’t you take pictures for me?” From there begins an exchange of photographs and a set of video explorations about expression, mobility, Palestinian collectivity, and the limits of what one friend can do for another.
Year: 2016
Format: Film


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