Posting While Palestinian: Shifting Bounds for Expression in the West Bank and Israel
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
011 Old Chem
Sponsored by the Israel/Palestine Working Group, part of the Humanities Futures initiative @ Franklin Humanities Institute.
The Internet and social media once seemed to hold the promise of liberation and free expression for all those who accessed it. For Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank, the Internet is a critical field of expression and organizing, especially because Palestinians are geographically fragmented, largely due to Israeli policies. However, the Internet is by no means free of dangers. This talk looks at what recent campaigns against Palestinian expression online can tell us about publics, politics, and borders today.A light lunch will be served.Cover art: David Reeb.