About the Project

Oral Histories of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria
Planning Grant

Palestinians in exile are one of the most enduring refugee communities in the world. The proposed survey will lead to the digitization and preservation of 359 DVDs containing approximately 700 hours of interviews with elderly Palestinian refugees recorded between 2009 and 2015 in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts will undertake the digitization in Beirut, Lebanon, which works with marginalized communities and produces resources for children and youth. This project will ensure the preservation of the memories of refugee elders, which are becoming increasingly elusive.

Project Leads

  • Chris Trainor, Carleton University
  • Laura Madokoro, Carleton University
  • Hicham Kayed, AL-JANA (Lebanon)

Host Institution

Carleton University (Canada)

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