Date and Time

7th May 2024



Speakers and Artists
  • Ilan Pappé
  • Priyamvada Gopal
  • Aasiya Lodhi

Our new Reading the Crisis series asks: what kinds of tools and strategies are needed to address this conjuncture? This online conversation series will seek to advance Stuart Hall’s thinking by analysing a curated selection of three of Hall’s essays in relation to present-day political formations. Each conversation, chaired by Aasiya Lodhi, will form an online teach-in space dedicated to demonstrating how engaging in a conjunctural analysis can enrich artistic practice, deepen organising work, and academic study.

The first event in the online series takes place on Tuesday 7th May 2024, 5.30pm – 7pm BST, and will feature Ilan Pappé and Priyamvada Gopal responding to ‘The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power’ (Hall, 1992).

‘The West and the Rest: Discourse and Power’ is available to read for free from 16th April – 14th May here.

This event will take place online.

Live closed captions will be provided.

Reading the Crisis is part of the Stuart Hall Foundation’s Catastrophe and Emergence programme. Learn more about Catastrophe and Emergence here.

In partnership with Duke University Press supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust.

Speakers and Artists

Ilan Pappé

Professor Ilan Pappé is the director of the European Center for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter. He received his D. Phil from the University of Oxford. 

From 1984 to 2006, Pappé taught at the University of Haifa, Israel from which he resigned in 2006 after various failed attempts to expel him due to his ideological positions. He moved to the University of Exeter in 2007.

Pappé has written 22 books to date, among them The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2007) and On Palestine (with Noam Chomsky, 2010). His most recent books are The Ten Myths of Israel (2018), The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Israeli Occupation (2019), A Historical Dictionary of Palestine (with Johnny Mansour 2021) and Our Vision for Liberation (with Ramzy Baroud 2022). 

Priyamvada Gopal

Priyamvada Gopal is Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the University of Cambridge, and the author, among other books of Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent (Verso, 2019). She has written widely for newspapers and magazines in Britain, India and the USA in addition to contributing to programmes on the BBC, Channel 4, NDTV India, Al-Jazeera, and Democracy Now!  She is currently on a Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, USA working on a project on decolonisation. 

Aasiya Lodhi

Aasiya Lodhi is a Senior Lecturer in Media at the University of Westminster. She’s a former BBC journalist and radio producer.