The History of Palestine Solidarity in Scandinavia and the World

26.04.2024 14:00 - 15:30English

What is Palestine solidarity and how did it emerge and develop globally?

Photo: Tidsskriftet Falastin (Arbejderbevægelsens Bibliotek og Arkiv i København)

In this talk, Sune Haugbølle (Roskilde University) shares his research on the connections and ideas that transformed a regional struggle into a global cause from the late 1960s onwards. What was the role of Scandinavia in this story, and how did Danish, Swedish and Norwegian activists contribute to the development of a transnational visual and ideological vocabulary that lives on in the current protests against the war in Gaza?

After the presentation, Pelle Valentin Olsen (UiB) will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

 

 

 

Event info.

Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

26.04.2024
14:00 - 15:30
English
Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Add to calendar 26.04.2024, 26.04.2024
Sune Haugbølle
Professor , Roskilde University

His expertise is global political sociology with a focus on the Middle East. He has made significant contributions in three thematic fields: social memory, the history of radical movements, and transnational solidarity.

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Pelle Valentin Olsen
Associate Professor, UiB

Pelle Valentin Olsen is a cultural, social, and transnational historian of the modern Middle East. His research and teaching focus on the history of leisure, labor, gender, sexuality, popular culture, and cultural production.

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Sune Haugbølle

Professor , Roskilde University

His expertise is global political sociology with a focus on the Middle East. He has made significant contributions in three thematic fields: social memory, the history of radical movements, and transnational solidarity.

His articles and books are widely cited in historiographic literature on Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria, and on the Arab Left. The questions asked are informed by conceptual debates in global sociology, global history, and Middle East studies. His books and articles touch on central themes in political sociology like mass media, revolution, ideology, incarceration, transitional justice, the state, mobilization, intellectual history, and urban sociology. He draws on long experience from, and networks in, Arab countries and milieus.

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Pelle Valentin Olsen

Associate Professor, UiB

Pelle Valentin Olsen is a cultural, social, and transnational historian of the modern Middle East. His research and teaching focus on the history of leisure, labor, gender, sexuality, popular culture, and cultural production.

He focusses specifically on Iraq, but his work simultaneously explores transregional and transnational connections, highlighting everyday perspectives and voices often left out by traditional political and state-centered histories.

He received his PhD with honors from the University of Chicago in 2020. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Roskilde University in Denmark, where he worked on the ‘Entangled Histories of Palestine and the Global New Left’ project.

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