T.E. Lawrence played a central role in the outcome of the First World War in the Middle East. His own testimony in his famous war memoir Seven Pillars of Wisdom has now been ground-truthed by a ten-year archaeological field project. This provides a firmer base for examining his character, achievements, celebrity status, and endless cultural reconfiguration over the last century. This lecture will attempt to critique both T.E. Lawrence the historical actor and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ the cultural construct as products of Western imperialism.
Dr Neil Faulkner, Archaeologist, historian, writer and broadcaster
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-12-19 18:30 2018-12-19 18:30 Europe/London Lawrence of Arabia: Romantic, Orientalist, and Western Cultural Artefact This lecture will attempt to critique both T.E. Lawrence the historical actor and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ the cultural construct as products of Western imperialism. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/12/19/lawrence-of-arabia-romantic-orientalist-and-western-cultural-artefact-188683 The British Academy,10-11 Carlton House Terrace,London,
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