Jews and climate in Palestine

Monday 1 February 16:00 (GMT)  Online with Zoom

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Acacia tree in the Negev desert; Wikipedia

 

Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Dr Netta Cohen (University of Oxford)

New under the sun: Jews and climate in Palestine 1897-1948

This talk is situated at the intersection of modern Jewish history, climate and environmental history, history of expertise, and colonial history and it focuses on the role of climate – as an abstract concept and a concrete condition - in shaping Jewish national, racial, cultural, and spatial identity in Palestine from the establishment of the Zionist Organisation in 1897 to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.

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