The Institute for Palestine Studies is organizing a webinar to launch "The Audiovisual Palestinian Heritage, Origin, Dispersion, and Digital Preservation: Preliminary Studies and Future Prospects" by author Bashar Shammout in conversation with Salim Tamari. This webinar will be conducted in Arabic.
This book launch is part of a webinar series on Active Palestinian Archives: Preserving Palestinian Culture and Heritage.
This series examines the ways that current museum and archive projects in Palestine and the diaspora are working to open up new imaginations and social futures for Palestine and Palestinians. The creation of a museum or archive is always a political act. At its worst, this act can be a move to relegate a people and culture to the historical past and put them on display for popular consumption, often as a product of colonial conquest. But museums and archives can be important tools in the struggle for decolonization and liberation as well. Here, they are about reaching into the past in order to support contemporary struggles and build alternative futures.