Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

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dr. I.A.M. (Ihab) Saloul

  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen
  • Visiting address
    BG 2
    Room number: 1.02
  • Postal address:
    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam
    T: 0655489481

Ihab Saloul is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Academic Coordinator Heritage & Memory Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Saloul is also a visiting professor of culture and politics at Freie Universität Berlin. He was a EUME-Fellow at the Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin (The Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin), and taught previously Comparative Literature and Media Studies at Maastricht University.

Saloul's interests include cultural memory and identity politics, literary theory and visual analysis, migration and diaspora as well as contemporary cultural thought in the Middle East. He is currently working on a new book project that deals with the aesthetics of displacement and exile in Palestinian and Israeli cultural memories. Provisionally titled- Contested Memories: Homeland's Rhetoric in Palestinian and Israeli Third Generations' Narratives -this comparative study explores the ways in which conflicted understandings of collective memory circulate in wider social worlds, helping to reshape contemporary social imaginations and political orders in the Middle East.



Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imagination: Telling Memories . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

ZOOM IN: Palestinian Refugees of 1948, Remembrances . Adwan, S, Ben-Zeev, E, Klein, M, Saloul, I, Sorek, T, Yazbak, M. Dordrecht and Boston:The Republic of Letters, 2011


Articles and Book Chapters  (selection)

"The Afterlives of 1948: Photographic Remembrances in a Time of Catastrophe". In ZOOM IN: 1948's Palestinian Refugees, Remembrances . Adwan, S, Ben-Zeev, E, Klein, M, Saloul, I, Sorek, T, Yazbak, M. Dordrecht and Boston: The Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011: 46-60

"Cultural Analysis and Affective Reading". In Eighty Eight: Mieke Bal's PhD's, 1983-2011 . Murat Aydemir and Esther Peeren (eds). Amsterdam: ASCA Press, 2011: 164-171

"'Performative Narrativity': Palestinian Identity and the Performance of Catastrophe". Cultural Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Folklore and Popular Culture . (7) 2009: 5-39

"Al-Nakba and Palestinian Identity". Eutopia (1) 2008: 27-37

"'Exilic Narrativity': The Invisibility of Home in Exile". In Essays in Migratory Aesthetics: Cultural Practices between Migration and Art-Making . Sam Durrant and Catherine M. Lord (eds). Amsterdam and New York: Redopi, 2007: 111-28

"The Identification of the Nostalgic". In Conceptual Odysseys: Passages to Cultural Analysis . Mieke Bal and Griselda Pollock (eds). London and New York: I B Tauris, 2007: 120-38







  • Saloul, I. A. M. (in press). Post-Memory and Oral History: Transgenerational Memory in Exile. In G. Pasternack, & G. Pollack (Eds.), Insight Palestina: Images and the Image of Discourse London: I.B. Tauris.


  • Saloul, I. A. M. (in press). Travel and Mobility in Exile: From Nostalgic to Active Memory. In S. Nikro, & S. Hegasy (Eds.), The Social Life of Memory: Intergenerational Memory in Lebanon, Morroco and Beyond. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.


  • Saloul, I. A. M. (2012). Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imagination: Telling Memories. 9781137001375: Palgrave Macmillan.


  • Saloul, I. A. M. (2011). ZOOM IN: Palestinian Refugees of 1948, Remebrances. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Republic of Letters Publishing.


  • Saloul, I. (2008). 'Performative narrativity': Palestinian identity and the performance of catastrophe. Cultural Analysis, 7, 5-39. [details] 


  • Saloul, I. A. M. (2007). The Identification of the Nostalgic. In G. G. Pollock, & M. Bal (Eds.), Conceptual Odysseys: Passages to Cultural Analysis. London/ New York: I.B. Tauris. [details] 
  • Saloul, I. (2007). 'Exilic narrativity': the invisibility of home in Palestinian exile. In S. Durrant, & C. M. Lord (Eds.), Essays in migratory aesthetics: cultural practices between migration and art-making (pp. 111-128). (Thamyris intersecting: place, sex, and race; No. 17). Amsterdam: Rodopi. [details] 


  • Saloul, I., & Eilat, G. (2014). Frozen Events, Competing Memories and Moving Forward. In F. Malzacher, & S. Wenner (Eds.), Two Minutes of Standstill: a collective performance by Yael Bartana (pp. 50-58). Cologne: Impulse Theater Biennale. [details] 


  • Saloul, I. (2015). Competing Memories: Performing Palestinian and Israeli 'We' in the Aftermath. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, 129(5), 995. DOI: 10.1632/pmla.2014.129.5.988 


  • Saloul, Ihab (2017): Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, ISA, Bologna University.
  • Saloul, Ihab (2015): Research Fellow.
  • Saloul, Ihab (2011): Research Fellow.

Scientific position

  • van der Laarse, Rob (chair) & Saloul, I.A.M. (chair) (2017-): Cultural Heritage and Identity (Organisational unit).
  • van der Laarse, Rob (chair) & Saloul, I.A.M. (chair) (2016-): Cultural Heritage and Identity (Organisational unit).

Journal editor

  • van der Laarse, Rob (editor) & Saloul, I.A.M. (editor) (2016-): Heritage and Memory Studies (Journal).
  • van der Laarse, Rob (editor), Saloul, I.A.M. (editor) & Baillie, Britt (editor) (2015-2020): Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher).


  • Munawar, N. (organiser), Morehouse, L.R. (organiser), Saloul, I.A.M. (organiser) & Symonds, J. (chair) (3-11-2017 - 5-11-2017): CHAT 2017 (Contemporary Historical Archaeology in Theory) -Heritage, Memory, Art, and Agency - Conference (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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