Special Interest Days April 8 2020 Neil Faulkner T E Lawrence, Gertrude Bell and the Remaking of the Middle East. This day will analyse the reshaping of the Middle East in the years 1914 to 1921 through the careers of two extraordinary people. Lawrence and Bell had much in common. Both were restless at home and addicted to adventure. Both were travellers, archaeologists, and scholars. And both were ‘orientalists’ and liberal imperialists – people from privileged European backgrounds who viewed the Middle East through a distorting lens of early 20th century colonial prejudice. We will explore their characters, achievements, and failures, and we will use the insights we gain to build understanding of the crisis- ridden nature of the Middle East created by the imperial powers a century ago. The day will be divided into three parts: 1. The Ottoman East and the Orientalist Gaze 2. Gertrude Bell: archaeologist, traveller, and imperialist 3. Lawrence of Arabia archaeologist, guerrilla leader, and flawed hero Suggested Reading Faulkner, N, 2016, Lawrence of Arabia’s War: the Arabs, the British, and the Remaking of the Middle East in World War I, London, Yale University Press. Rogan, E, 2015, The Fall of the Ottomans: the Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, London, Allen Lane. Winstone, H V F, 1978, Gertrude Bell London, Quartet Books. Click here for further information and a booking form Images supplied by Neil Faulkner October 21 2020 Susan Rumfitt Jewellery in the Twentieth Century. 2 lectures and a session examining and valuing jewellery. Further details nearer the date.
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Special Interest Days April 8 2020 Neil Faulkner T E Lawrence, Gertrude Bell and the Remaking of the Middle East. This day will analyse the reshaping of the Middle East in the years 1914 to 1921 through the careers of two extraordinary people. Lawrence and Bell had much in common. Both were restless at home and addicted to adventure. Both were travellers, archaeologists, and scholars. And both were ‘orientalists’ and liberal imperialists – people from privileged European backgrounds who viewed the Middle East through a distorting lens of early 20th century colonial prejudice. We will explore their characters, achievements, and failures, and we will use the insights we gain to build understanding of the crisis-ridden nature of the Middle East created by the imperial powers a century ago. The day will be divided into three parts: 1. The Ottoman East and the Orientalist Gaze 2. Gertrude Bell: archaeologist, traveller, and imperialist 3. Lawrence of Arabia archaeologist, guerrilla leader, and flawed hero Suggested Reading Faulkner, N, 2016, Lawrence of Arabia’s War: the Arabs, the British, and the Remaking of the Middle East in World War I, London, Yale University Press. Rogan, E, 2015, The Fall of the Ottomans: the Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, London, Allen Lane. Winstone, H V F, 1978, Gertrude Bell London, Quartet Books. Images supplied by Neil Faulkner October 21 2020 Susan Rumfitt Jewellery in the Twentieth Century. 2 lectures and a session examining and valuing jewellery. Further details nearer the date.
The Arts Society Rutland