Focusing on the more than 6,000 posters now on view at the Palestine Poster Project Archives Website ("Website"), I will outline its evolution from a (failed) class project to online resource for viewing the poster art of the Palestinian-Zionist conflict (1897 - Present). I will discuss the major features of the Website, including Special Collections and Iconography and introduce the four Wellsprings of the Palestine poster: Zionist-Israeli (2,005 posters); Palestinian (2,514 posters); Arab/Muslim (331 posters); and International (1,195 posters). I will outline how I originally became aware of the Palestine poster genre and began building a personal collection that would eventually evolve into an archives ("Archives"). I will list some of the ways the Website is currently being used by artists and teachers and outline some of its planned features including as a clearinghouse for the display of new posters created in the context of Palestine poster contests. In my conclusion, I will argue that the Website of the Palestine Poster Project Archives opens a new "cultural position" (quoting Edward Said) from which Americans can dispassionately discuss the Palestinian-Zionist conflict. This thesis is one of three elements in my thesis project. The other two are the New Curriculum and the Palestine Poster Project Archives Website.
|Advisor:||Davis, Rochelle A.|
|Commitee:||Davis, Rochelle A., Iskandar, Adel|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Art history, Middle Eastern Studies|
|Keywords:||Culture, Curriculum, Palestine, Political art, Posters, Zionism|
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