Skip to Main Content

Researching Palestine at Harvard: Home

Finding Aid for Harvard Library Collections

Researching Palestine at Harvard

Researching Palestine at Harvard can be a challenge representing multidisciplinary research skills to search across several of Harvard Library’s collections, databases and finding aids.

Searches are often fraught due to the historic and political nature of dates, borders, and names, as well as inconsistent transliterations standards between Arabic to English.

In this guide, the term Palestine represent the contemporary land and its people, as well as the historical territory of present-day Israel and Palestine.

From broad strokes to hidden gems, this guide will help reveal resources the Library has to offer on Palestine, including collections and subject experts at the library who can take your research even further.


Topics of across the humanities include arts, architecture, film, music, poetry, .....

Diplomacy & Human Rights

Topics of peace building, reconciliation, NGO agencies, migration and refugees, conflict resolution....


Topics include labor, commerce, goods, economics, markets....

Political Thought

Topics include politics, international relations, elections, political leaders, government officials, political parties, etc.


Topics include the role of communication, technology, media, knowledge production...

Social History

Topics include history of society, social institutions, and its social conditions encompassing the role of women, gender, sexuality, health, education, diaspora, migration, travel, tourism, ethnicity, environmental history,.....