A pioneer among Palestinian artists, Sophie Halaby was the first Arab woman to study art in Paris, subsequently living independently as a professional painter in Jerusalem throughout her life. She was born in 1906 in Kiev to a Russian mother and a Christian Arab father. Her family fled to Jerusalem in 1917 in the wake of the Russian Revolution. Her life was marked by violence and war, including the Arab Revolt from 1936 to 1939, the Nakba in 1948, and the Six-Day War in 1967. In response, Halaby drew a series of political cartoons criticizing British rule and Zionist goals; later in life, she followed the work of younger artists who supported the Palestine liberation movement. However, the political turmoil of her times is largely not depicted in her art. Instead, her work is a tribute to the enduring beauty of the landscape and flora of Jerusalem, often sketched in pen and ink or red and black chalk, and painted with egg tempera, oils, and watercolors. Schor’s compelling biography shines new light on this little-known artist and enriches our understanding of modern Palestinian history.
This manuscript is both a biography of an artist, Sophie Halaby, and a history of Jerusalem as seen through her eyes. Schor seeks to bring Halaby's story and that of Christian Arabs of Jerusalem to the English-reading public, as well as to look through this artist's eyes at the history of Jerusalem--a history often viewed through the lens of growing nationalism and punctuated by a series of violent events.
Turmoil and violence have defined the lives of Palestinian people over the last few decades, yet in the midst of the chaos artists live and thrive, creating little-seen work that is a powerful response to their situation. Gannit Ankori's Palestinian Art is the first in-depth English-language assessment of contemporary Palestinian art, and it offers an unprecedented and wholly original overview of this art in all its complexity. Ankori comprehensively traces the full history and development of Palestinian art, from its roots in folk art and traditional Christian and Islamic painting to the predominance of nationalistic themes and diverse media used today. Drawing on over a decade of extensive research, studio visits, and interviews, Ankori explores the vast oeuvre of prominent contemporary Palestinian artists, navigating between the personal and biographical dimensions of specific artworks and the symbolic meanings embedded within them. She provides detailed interpretations of many works and considers the complex historical, geographical, political, and cultural contexts in which the art was created. Questions of gender, exile, colonialism, postcolonialism, and hybridity are integral to Ankori's investigation as she probes the influence and thematic dominance of issues such as rootedness and displacement in Palestinian art. Palestinian Art is a fascinating introduction to a virtually unknown visual culture that has been subsumed under the torrent of current political turmoil. A groundbreaking and essential work of art scholarship, Palestinian Art illuminates new and unique facets of the Palestinian cultural identity.
As the world negotiates immense loss and questions of how to memorialize, the contributions in this volume evaluate the role of culture as a means to promote reconciliation, either between formerly warring parties, perpetrators and survivors, governments and communities, or within the self. Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies reflects on a distinct aspect of mourning work: the possibility to move towards recovery, while in a period of grief, waiting, silence, or erasure. Drawing on ethnographic data and archival material from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Argentina, Palestine, Israel, Wales, Peru, Colombia, Hungary, Chile, Pakistan, and India, the authors analyze how memorialization and commemoration is practiced by communities who have experienced trauma and violence, while in the absence of memorials, mutual acknowledgement, and the bodies of the missing. This timely volume will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and scholars with an interest in memory studies, sociology, history, politics, conflict, and peace studies
Kamal Boullata offers the first insider's study of Palestinian art. The only authoritative account in English yet published, this scholarly analysis presents insights into the development of Palestinian art before and after the cataclysmic events of 1948 during which Palestinian society was uprooted and dispersed. The book covers artists using conventional studio techniques such as painting, sculpture and mixed media, as well as younger artists employing tools such as video, photography and installation. With a preface by John Berger, and over 200 colour and black and white illustrations, this compendium is essential for the expert and enlightening for the general reader.
This volume offers readers new openings through which to understand critical but overlooked ideas about religion–state relations. It decenters discussions away from national narratives allowing for emerging voices at the individual and community levels, highlighting interactions of people with the state over questions about religion.
This study which focuses on Anglican mission and women's education in Palestine from 1888 till 1948, gives new insight to the history of women, education and inter-communal relations in Palestine. It also contributs to a more nuanced understanding of Western women's roles within the imperial setting.
Vor wenigen Jahren konnte der Deutsche Verein zur Erforschung Palastinas sein 125. Grundungsjubilaum feiern. Aus diesem Anlass werden mit dem neuen Band der "Abhandlungen des Deutschen Palastinas-Vereins" eine Reihe von Aufsatzen herausgegeben, die die Erforschung Palastinas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert zum Thema haben. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei der Deutschen Vereins zur Erforschung Palastinas, der wichtigsten wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft, die sich im deutschsprachigen Raum schwerpunktmassig der archaologischen und historischen Erforschung Palastinas widmet, und seine Geschichte von den Anfangen bis zur seiner Neugrundung im Jahr 1952. Inhalt:HUBNER U., Der Deutsche Verein zur Erforschung Palastina: seine Vorgeschichte, Grundung und Entwicklung bis in die Weimarer Zeit DAVIES G. I., The Contribution of the Palestine Exploration Fund to research on the Holy Land 53-64MATHYS H.-P., EMIL KAUTZSCH (1841-1910) WURSCH R., ALBERT SOCIN (1844-1899) GOREN H., 'Undoubtedly, the best connoisseur of Jerusalem in our times': CONRAD SCHICK as 'Palastina-Wissenschaftler' SMEND R., HERMANN GUTHE (1849-1936) BIEBERSTEIN K., Die Grabungen von HERMANN GUTHE in Jerusalem 1881. Ein kritischer Ruckblick aus 120 Jahren AbstandCARMEL A., Die wurttembergische Familie SCHUMACHER in PalastinaNIEMANN H. M. / LEHMANN G., GOTTLIEB SCHUMACHER, CARL WATZINGER und der Beginn der Ausgrabungen in Megiddo: Ruckblick und Konsequenzen nach 100 JahrenEISLER J., Die deutschen Palastina-Vereine in Jerusalem und Jaffa und der Zweigverein des Deutschen Vereins zur Erforschung Palastinas in Jerusalem PHILIPP TH., Deutsche Forschung zum zeitgenossischen Palastina vor dem Ersten WeltkriegMANNCHEN J., GUSTAF DALMAN und der Deutsche Verein zur Erforschung Palastinas KRUGER J., Die Auguste Victoria-Stiftung auf dem Olberg. Entstehung und BedeutungMERSHEN B. / HUBNER U., TAWFIQ CANAAN and his Contribution to the Ethnography of Palestine OELKE H., "... fur Altertumswissenschaft werden sie wohl nicht viel ubrig haben". Der Deutsche Verein zur Erforschung Palastinas in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus FITSCHEN K., Das vorlaufige Ende und die Neugrundung des Deutschen Vereins zur Erforschung Palastinas (1945-1952) EISLER J., ALEX CARMEL (1931-2002). Eine Wurdigung seines Lebenswerks zur Erforschung PalastinasAnhange
The INTIFADA has profoundly affected the lives of Palestinian women. The writings in this lively collection examine the changes it has brought to women and girls of all ages and backgrounds in the West Bank and Gaza. The stories reveal how women are responding to the growing conflict between the demands of tradition and honour on the one hand, and the economic and political realities of life under occupation on the other. Terry Atwan's story is of just such a fight; against the barriers of tradition and oppression by the occupiers. Yusra Berberi, born in 1923 in Gaza, gives a personal account of women's political participation over the many years of conflict. Rita Giacaman writes of the effects on women's health of discrimination against girls, while Amni Rimawi describes her role as vice-president of a trade union. A short story by Hannan Ashrawi of Bir Zeit University (and a leading figure in the peace process) follows 18-year old Iman Jardallah's moving account of life under siege, and Rana Salibi's testimony of women's roles in the popular committees. Ebba Augustin's introductions weave the writings together into a vivid picture of contemporary Palestinian life. What emerges throughout the book is the intensity of the pressure on Palestinian society. For many people, a way of coping with this has been to advocate a return to tradition - what Najah Manasra calls 'going back to the roots'. The victims of this trend are Palestinian women, and what is in danger now is not just the future position of women, but the very ability, without women's active involvement, to sustain the Intifada itself.
Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.