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1916 Arab revolt Study Day

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Saturday 2nd July 2016, British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre

The British Foundation for the Study of Arabia, in collaboration with the British Museum and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, is holding a Study Day to mark the centenary of the Arab Revolt. Professor Eugene Rogan, Professor Ali Allawi, Dr Mehmet Tütüncü and Dr James Barr will explore the many perspectives on the reasons and course of the Revolt.

The Programme is as follows :

10.30 – 11.30 : Professor Eugene Rogan
Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
’British Setbacks on the Ottoman Front and the Imperative for an Arab Revolt’

11.30 – 12.00 : Coffee

12.00 – 13.00 : Professor Ali Allawi
Research Professor at the National University of Singapore.
‘The Arab Revolt and Arab Aspirations for Statehood’

13.00 – 14.00 : Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 : Dr Mehmet Tütüncü
Chairman of the Research Centre for the Turkish and Arabic World in the Netherlands.
’The Hejaz Railway as a ‘Gamechanger’ during World War I’

15.00 – 15.30 : Coffee

15.30 – 16.30 : Dr James Barr
Visiting Fellow, King’s College London.
Setting the Desert on Fire – the British and the Arab Revolt, 1916-18

Tickets are £26 to BFSA members (£28 to non-members), plus £1 booking fee.

To book, phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181, visit the Ticket Desk in the Museum’s Great Court or purchase online here :
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/event_detail.aspx?eventId=3124&title=The%201916%20Arab%20Revolt&eventType=Study%20day