Led by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, in partnership with Al Maleh Agricultural Cooperative and Al Twani Crafts Cooperative, this 15-month intergenerational project will focus on the nomadic Bedouin communities of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and engage with young Bedouin people to explore the relationship of their cultural heritage to land and agriculture. As well as capturing and recording at-risk heritage and providing training opportunities to young people from very deprived communities, the wider long term aim is to gather resources that could support the resilience and sustainable economic development of future generations.
During the project, 20 young researchers will be recruited and trained in documenting oral history, and will be supported to record testimonies with elderly people and social and religious leaders in their community. Data gathered will be transcribed and uploaded to an open-access cultural inventory and the young researchers will develop and work on proposals to protect the cultural heritage identified through their research.
This project is funded by the British Council. More information here.