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Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies Turns 20

By Professor Tayseer Abu Odeh

Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies is an international refereed journal presenting a global platform and space for both critical views of Palestine Studies, its essentialist facets, historical, temporal and spatial locations, as well as Postcolonial Palestine and beyond. Over the past 20 years Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies has come to grapple historically and culturally with the various representations of Palestine from the standpoint of the oppressed, the displaced and the intellectual.

Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies was founded to foster interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research enquiries and methodically wide-ranging research into Palestine as a site of history, epistemology, critique, reality, imaginary, secular, religious, and beyond. In an era of ideological, historical, aesthetic and anthropological clash of narratives, as well as historical and cultural denial of Palestine, Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies is committed persistently and ethically to publish a variety of original articles and book reviews that would live up to the most original, provocative and compelling forms of research, intellectual analysis and historical criticism.

Since its foundation, Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies has published a wide range of original articles and book reviews that address, but not limited to new pressing and timely historical, cultural, archeological, and epistemological spaces and locations of Palestine, memory, trauma, the Nakba, indigenous perspectives on education, Jerusalem Studies, global Palestine, along with disseminating a critical scholarship of settler-colonialism in Palestine and within a global context.


Professor Tayseer Abu Odeh teaches at Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan, and Section editor, Postcolonial Text.


Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies is a fully international and multidisciplinary journal covering the history, politics, culture, religion, anthropology, sociology and economics of the Holy Land and Palestine. The journal deals with a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: conflicting Israeli and Palestinian perspectives; social and economic conditions; religion and politics in the Middle East; Palestine in history and today; modernism and postmodernism and more. Find out how to subscribe, or recommend to your library.

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