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Columbia University - The Heyman Center
74 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027
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Date

Mar 21 2024
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Time

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

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In-Person

Palestine and the Origins of Afro-Asian Thought

What role has Palestine played as a place and an idea in the intellectual history of Afro-Asia, the Third World, and the Global South? What practices of scholarship or solidarity have been obscured by imperial myopia and colonial historiography? This talk moves between Palestine and the world, especially South Asia, to consider the language and history of decolonization’s forms of knowledge. This knowledge was and remains under serious threat, given present efforts to destroy and dominate Palestine and Palestinians. Esmat Elhalaby wiill focus principally on Arab and Indian travel and translation produced during and after the 1947/48 partitions of British Palestine and British India. An effort will be made to link the content of this thought with its conditions.

Speaker

Esmat Elhalaby is an Assistant Professor of Transnational History. He works principally on the intellectual history of West and South Asia. His writing has appeared in Modern Intellectual History, American Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, Dissent, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Before joining the University of Toronto, Esmat held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California, Davis, and NYU Abu Dhabi.

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Event Contact Information:
Erin Fae
ef2713@columbia.edu