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Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan and the Near East

Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan and the Near East

Living, Planning and Managing a Lasting Temporariness

Living, Planning and Managing a Lasting Temporariness

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Publié le jeudi 03 mars 2011 par Loïc Le Pape

Résumé

Workshop on Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan and the Near East, Living, Planning and Managing a Lasting Temporariness, Monday, March 7th, 2011, 9.15am-5.45pm, At the British Institute (CBRL), Tla' Al-Ali, Amman. Organized by the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) and the French Institute for the Near East (Ifpo). With the support of the French Embassy (Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle). Panel 1: Living a ‘lasting temporariness’: social practices and politics of daily life and panel 2: The governance and planning of ‘temporary’ spaces.

Annonce

  • Organized by the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) and
  • the French Institute for the Near East (Ifpo)
  • With the support of the French Embassy (Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle)

Program:

9.15 Official opening

  • Opening by CBRL, Dr. Carol Palmer (Director of the British Institute, Amman)
  • Opening by Ifpo, Dr. Elisabeth Longuenesse (Head of Contemporary Studies Department)

General introduction to the workshop, Luigi Achilli (PhD candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and PhD associate, Ifpo, Amman) and Lucas Oesch (PhD candidate, Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID), Geneva and PhD associate, Ifpo, Amman and Damascus)

“Mapping Palestine and Palestinian refugees social disparities in Jordan”, Dr. Myriam Ababsa (Associate researcher, Ifpo, Amman)

10.00 Coffee Break

10.15 : Panel 1: Living a 'lasting temporariness': social practices and politics of daily life

Introduction, Luigi Achilli

“Palestinian refugees' relationship to space and political evolution in post-war Lebanon (1990 to present)” (Lebanon), Hala Abou-Zaki (PhD candidate, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and scholarship holder of IRD, CEMAM)

“Transformation of Palestinian tribal identity into a spatial identity: Irbid refugee camp as a case study” (Jordan), Wael AlKhatib (MA candidate, Department of Anthropology, Yarmouk University, Irbid) and Mahmoud Naamneh (Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yarmouk University, Irbid)

 “The right of return organisations in the Yarmouk camp: new form of mobilization for the national cause or a masked form of political factions?” (Syria), Valentina Napolitano (PhD candidate, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris and scholarship holder, Ifpo, Damascus)

“Community based rehabilitation in Jordan: Challenges to achieving occupational justice” (Jordan), Rawan AlHeresh (MSc., Lecturer, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Jordan, Amman)

Comments

  •  Dr. Jalal Husseini (Associate researcher, Ifpo, Amman)
  • Oraïb Rantawi (Director, Al-Quds Center for Political Studies, Amman)

Discussions and questions

13.00 Lunch

14.15 : Panel 2: The governance and planning of ‘temporary’ spaces

Introduction, Lucas Oesch

"Humanitarian governance and the establishment of the emergency camps in Jordan 1967–1970" (Jordan), Kjersti G. Berg (PhD Fellow, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen)

“Toward more durable planning ‘pending just resolution’: The permanent temporariness of Jordan’s Palestinian question” (Jordan), Greta Byrum (MUP 2011, GSAPP, Columbia University, New York)

“Fight for temporariness: Power relations in the management of the refugee camp of Dheisha” (West Bank), Anita De Donato (MA candidate, Faculty of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca)

“Improving camp public space: Opportunities and challenges from Talbiyeh” (Jordan), Dr. Fatima Nammari (Camp Improvement Projects' Manager, Jordan-Field, UNRWA)

“Bypassing an exclusionary law: How Palestinian refugees in Lebanon forge their space in the city” (Lebanon), Rana Hassan (MUPP, Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut (AUB))

16.00 Coffee Break

16.20 Comments

  • Dr. Aude Signoles (Researcher and Lecturer, Political Science Department, University of Galatasaray, Istanbul)
  • Dr. Daniel Meier (Senior researcher of the Swiss National Fund (FNS))

Discussions and questions

17.40 : Concluding remarks and ending

  • For more information or if you wish to attend, please register at: lucas.oesch@graduateinstitute.ch or 208947@soas.ac.uk
  • Presentations and discussions will be in English
  • The organizational committee would like to thank warmly: the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), and particularly the British Institute and her Director, Dr. Carol Palmer; the Contemporary Studies Department of the French Institute for the Near East (Ifpo) and her Director, Dr. Elisabeth Longuenesse; the Ifpo Amman and his Director, Dr. Jacques Seigne, as well as Brigitte Mermoud, Carmen Elias, Mohammad Khalaf and the entire administration staff for their important help; and finally, the scientific committee, Dr. Jalal Al-Husseini, Prof. Riccardo Bocco, Dr. Elisabeth Longuenesse, Dr. Carol Palmer and Dr. Cyril Roussel. The organizers would also like to thank greatly Mr. Alain Aumis and the Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle of the French Embassy for their essential support.

Organizational committee:

  • Luigi Achilli (SOAS, London and Ifpo, Amman)
  • Lucas Oesch (IHEID, Geneva and Ifpo, Amman and Damascus)

Scientific committee:

Dr. Jalal Al-Husseini (Ifpo, Amman), Prof. Riccardo Bocco (IHEID, Geneva), Dr. Elisabeth Longuenesse (Ifpo, Beirut), Dr. Carol Palmer (CBRL, Amman), Dr. Cyril Roussel (Ifpo, Amman)

Websites:

  • CBRL: http://www.bi-amman.org.uk (+962 (0)6 534 1317)
  • Ifpo: http://www.ifporient.org (+962 (0)6 464 0515)

Catégories

Lieux

  • British Institute (CBRL), Tla' Al-Ali
    Amman, Jordanie

Dates

  • lundi 07 mars 2011

Fichiers attachés

Mots-clés

  • camps de réfugiés palestiniens, Jordanie, Proche-Orient, gouvernance, aménagement, organisation spatiale, pratiques sociales

Contacts

  • Lucas Oesch
    courriel : lucas [dot] oesch [at] graduateinstitute [dot] ch
  • Luigi Achilli
    courriel : 208947 [at] soas [dot] ac [dot] uk

Source de l'information

  • Lucas Oesch
    courriel : lucas [dot] oesch [at] graduateinstitute [dot] ch

Pour citer cette annonce

« Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan and the Near East », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 03 mars 2011, http://calenda.org/203562