Anthropologist Sharif Kanaaneh receives 2021 Palestine Award for Social Studies and Humanities
Sharif Kanaaneh, Palestinian sociologist, anthropologist and former Birzeit University professor, has received the 2021 Palestine Award for Social Studies and Humanities on January 11, 2022, presented by the Ministry of Culture.
The award was presented to Kanaaneh in recognition of his research efforts to preserve and promote Palestinian culture and folklore, in addition to documenting the oral history and narratives of Palestinian villages.
Kanaaneh was a lecturer at Birzeit University’s Department of Social and Behavioral Science from 1975 to 2013. His main research interests include the study of Palestinian history and folklore. He published several books on Palestinian culture and the importance of preserving the heritage of nations.