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14/05/2008

Conference on Palestine, Britain & Empire: 1841 - 1948

The MBI Al Jaber Foundation is sponsoring a two-day conference to mark the 60th anniversary of the British withdrawal from the Palestine mandate, to be held at King’s College London.

Local children and British band, Jaffa, 1930s Arab Liberation Army, Palestine, 1948
Local children and British band, Jaffa, 1930s Arab Liberation Army, Palestine, 1948

Leading international speakers, academics and historians will discuss and debate one of the most violent conflicts of the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.

The events and consequences will be considered in relation to themes of religion, gender, imperialism, violence, governance, decolonisation and memory, each illuminating wider currents in imperial history.

The conference aims to bring to together a range of Arab, Jewish and British perspectives. Drawing upon the extensive oral, photographic and document collections of the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum, the conference will include extraordinary personal testimonies, culminating in a discussion on the human experience of this episode.

The conference is being organised in a partnership with King’s College London, the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.


For further information, please contact:
Director of Public Relations
info@mbifoundation.com

 

 

Charity Reg. No. 1093439

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