The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Mini-Symposium: “Benjamin in Palestine: Memory, Politics, Violence”

Start Date and Time:

Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:00PM

End Date and Time:

Friday, January 13, 2017, 6:00PM


Sami Khatib (AUB), Jens Hanssen (NMC/History)

Two 30 minute talks:

  • Sami Khatib (AUB) "On Violence: Benjamin and Beyond"
  • Jens Hanssen (NMC/History) “Palestinian Nachträglichkeit: Walter Benjamin reads Mahmoud Darwish”

Film screening (70 minutes):

  • “Recollection” by Kamal Aljafari (2015) followed by
  • 20 minute reflections by Dr. Nasrin Himada (Art Metropole, Toronto)


Room 115, Old Vic, Victoria College, 73 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1K7 view full map


Lectures, Screenings


Alumni and Friends, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Community

Sami Khatib and Jens Hanssen, each speaking at a podium in separate images.
L: Jens Hanssen, R: Sami Khatib