Fobzu, the Birzeit University Museum and the Council for Arab-British Understanding invite you to the


Annual Leila Ingrams Webinar

Resistance and Education in Palestine:

Britain's Colonial Long Shadow




Yasmeen Qaadan, PhD Candidate, Birzeit University Doctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences


Dr Rana Barakat, Director Birzeit Museum and Assistant Professor, Department of History, Birzeit University


6.30pm, Tuesday 31st May


This event is held on Zoom. Register below to access the link.


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This open discussion will cover the legacies of British mandate colonialism in Palestine. Both as a colonising power and as military, political and cultural sponsor of settler colonial invasion in Palestine, a glimpse into the modalities of power and repression in the mandate era provide a deeper analysis for the long history of Palestinian resistance in all of its forms. This conversation will pay particular attention to the role of education and cultural heritage, integrating the collections and work of the Birzeit University Museum as we explore the various aspects of this long imperial shadow.

Rana Barakat is assistant professor of history at Birzeit University in Palestine and director of the Birzeit University Museum. Her research interests include the history and historiography of colonialism, nationalism, and cultures of resistance. She is currently completing a book monograph titled "Lifta and Resisting the Museumification of Palestine: Indigenous History of the Nakba", contracted with the University of North Carolina Press for the "Critical Indigeneities" series. Barakat also has a second book project in the works, "The Buraq Revolt: Constructing a History of Resistance in Palestine."  Her articles appear in Journal of Palestine StudiesJerusalem QuarterlyNative American and Indigenous StudiesContemporary Levant, and Settler Colonial Studies, along with other academic journals. In Spring 2019, she held the Arcapita Visiting Professorship at Columbia University.

Yasmeen Qadan is a Ph.D. candidate in Social Sciences at Birzeit University. Her research interests lie in colonial studies, the sociology of art, and urban studies. She is currently working on a doctoral dissertation about political ecology in the temporality of the Palestinian peasant.

The Annual Leila Ingrams Memorial Webinar is held to commemorate the life of a leading campaigner for Palestinian rights and advocate for British-Arab understanding, and promote the Doreen and Leila Ingrams Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2004 to support women students with special educational needs studying at Birzeit University. This event is co-sponsored by the Birzeit University Museum and the Council for Arab British Understanding (CAABU) ,of which Leila Ingrams was an active member and Doreen Ingrams, her mother was a co-founder.


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