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The Third International Conference and Workshop, April 11th – 13th 2016 Faculty of Theology, Koebmagergade 44-46, 1st floor. Aud 7

General information: In order to keep the schedule, papers should not exceed 30 minutes!!

Monday, April 11th  

09:00-09:30 Welcome to the Faculty of Theology and to the conference
Heike Omerzo, Prof. MSO
Ingrid Hjelm

09:30-12:30 Theme: How do we work with continuity and coherence in history writing? 
Chair and respondent: Bo Dahl Hermansen / Mahmoud Issa

Thomas L. Thompson: Introduction: Building Continuity and Coherence
Isse Sarie: Tracing Subsistence and Food: Preservation and Storage in the Prehistoric Periods in Palestine

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

Faiha Abdulhadi: The Production of Alternative Knowledge: Political Participation of Palestinian Women since the 1930s/ Case Study
Responsum and open discussion on all three papers

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-18:00 Theme: Historiographies, approaches and problems   
Chair:  Ingrid Hjelm / Emanuel Pfoh

13:30-15:00 Joshua Sabih: Toward a Medieval Corpus: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Omar Abed Rabo: The Social, Religious and Cultural Life in Jerusalem during the Fatimid and Seljuq Periods

Open discussion on both papers

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-18:00 Niels Peter Lemche: The History of Israel … but …  What is this Israel? 
History of Palestine by Hamdan Taha: Local Historical Narrative   
Responsum and open discussion on all four papers

Tuesday, April 12th

09:00-12:00 Theme: Interface between history and archaeology within its geographical context   
Chair and respondent: Mahmoud Hawari
Hani Nur el-Din: King Hezekiah between Archaeology and Historicity
The Al Mosque by Andrew Petersen: An Archaeological Perspective on Modern History

10:15-10:30 Coffee break   
Biblical Archaeology and Facts on the Ground by Nur Masalha: Multidisciplinarity and Understanding Israeli-Settler Colonization Strategies in Jerusalem (45 min.)   
Responsum and open discussion on all three papers

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Chair: Thomas L. Thompson
Nadia Naser-Najjab and Ilan Pappe: History, Curriculum and Textbooks  
Open Discussion

14:00-17:00 Workshops (members only)

14:00-14:45  Ingrid Hjelm and Thomas L. Thompson: Planning and development of working groups for the volumes

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-17:00  Open discussion, workshop and group meetings

17:00- 20:00 Tour and dinner (members only): Mahmoud Issa

Wednesday, April 13th

09:00-10:30 Business Meeting (members only)   
Ingrid Hjelm (chair), Mahmoud Hawari, Nur Masalha, Ilan Pappe, Hamdan Taha

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:00 Theme: Defining ethnicity and political structures  
Chair and respondent: Thomas L. Thompson  
Emanuel Pfoh: Patronage and the Political Anthropology of Ancient Palestine
Michael Nathanson: Narratives, Nucleotides and the Conundrum of Demographic Change and Continuity
Responsum and open discussion on both papers

13:00 -14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 Theme: The roles of memory, imagination, tradition and oral history in history writing  
Chair and respondent: Nur Masalha   
Imagined Landscapes by Efrat Ben Zeev: Mental Maps of Palestinian-Arab and Jewish Students in Israel   
Adel Manna: The Roles of Memory and Oral History in Writing a History of the Palestinians since the Nakba

15:15- 15:45 Coffee break   
Mogens Müller: The Qur’an as Biblical Rewriting (resp. Joshua Sabih)    
Responsum and open discussion on all three papers

17:00 Ingrid Hjelm: Closure of Conference

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