Reading Tawfiq Canaan: Against Statelessness as Method, Towards Statelessness as Technology

25 March '22 at 11:00 am - 27 March '22 at 5:00 pm

Take part in this 3 days workshop, led by researchers Khaled Malas and Nadine Fattaleh, that examines the possible meanings of an assemblage of ‘talismanic objects’ collected in the first decade of the twentieth century by Dr. Tawfiq Canaan (1882-1964) and currently housed in a British museum. Dr. Canaan was a Palestinian physician, scholar, and collector today most fondly remembered for his groundbreaking ethnographic work on Palestinian folklore and ‘superstition’. Over the course of three days, participants will engage with the scholarship and collections of Dr. Canaan through group readings, conversations, and a trip to the museum storage.


The Mosaic Rooms

226 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW


The Mosaic Rooms

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