Exhibition and Panel Discussion: The Palestinian History Tapestry
The Palestinian History Tapestry illustrates the history of the Land of Palestine, from the Neolithic era to the present. It has been made by Palestinian women within and outside Palestine, many of them in refugee camps across the Middle East . The Palestinian History Tapestry is an expression of ‘sumud’ (steadfastness) and solidarity. It draws attention to the history and heritage of the Palestinian people and their land, and to their internationally confirmed right to return to the homes from which they were expelled in 1948. The Tapestry is probably the largest embroidered collection of illustrative work ever produced by Palestinian embroiderers.
Date: 30 November 2018, 17:00 (Friday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2018)
Venue: St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road OX2 6JF
Venue Details: Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre
Speakers: Shelagh Weir (Former Curator, British Museum), Jan.Lady Chalmers (Palestinian History Tapestry), Doaa Hammoudeh (St Antony’s College), Karl Sabbagh (Documentary maker and writer)
Organising department: Middle East Centre
Organiser: Professor Eugene Rogan (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: mec@sant.ox.ac.uk
Part of: MEC Friday Seminar Series
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-and-panel-discussion-the-palestinian-history-tapestry-tickets-51517483179
Audience: Public
Editor: Kaja Winney