Ilan Pappe presenting his new book – 27th October

Out of the Frame Ilan PappeWhen: Wednesday  27 October 2010 at 7.00pm
Where: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
Price: Admission free! (Donations welcome)

Ilan Pappe opens the 14th Edinburgh Independent & Radical Book Fair and discusses his new books Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel and Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinans which is co-written with Noam Chomsky. Plus illustrated talk with William Parry on his book Against the Wall : The Art of Resistance in Palestine at 8:30pm.

From Word Power’s website.

Ilan Pappe is one of the world’s leading historians of the Middle East, with a distinctive view of Arab-Israeli relations. He is a Professor in the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies in Exeter and the Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. He was the academic head and founder of the Institute for Peace Studies in Givat Haviva, Israel (1992-2000) and the Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa (2000-2008).

His publications include: Across the Wall: Narratives of Israeli-Palestinian HistoryThe Ethnic Cleansing of PalestineGaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians (with Noam Chomsky ), Great Britain and Arab/Israeli ConflictA History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two PeoplesThe Israel/Palestine Question: A ReaderJordan in the Middle East: The Making of a Pivotal StateThe Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951Middle Eastern Politics and Ideas: A History from WithinThe Modern Middle EastPeoples Apart: Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid QuestionOut of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel, and The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty: The Husaynis, 1700-1948 .

This event will be followed at 8.30pm by a short illustrated talk by William Parry who recently published Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine which captures the graffiti and art that has transformed Israel’s wall into a living canvas of resistance and solidarity. Features the work of artists including Banksy as well as Palestinian artists and activists. For more details follow this link .