SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

The Camel Mini-Conference @ SOAS [May 2010]

Various Speakers

Date: 26 May 2010Time: 1:30 PM

Finishes: 26 May 2010Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Conference

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Camel Conference Video


A Half-Day Conference to be held in London on 26 May 2010

To launch a 12-month period of activity leading to the May 2011 Camel Conference @ SOAS there will be a one-day mini-conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies examining, documenting and celebrating camel cultures from around the world.


  • John Hare [Wild Camel Protection Foundation]: The Wild Bactrian Camel: A critically endangered species;
  • Stefan Sperl [SOAS]: Images of the Camel in Arabic Poetry
  • Sally Wren [ZSL]: London Zoo's 'Edge' Project
  • Adel Aulaqi [SOAS]: Remembering Camels
  • Ed Emery [SOAS]: A Documentation of World Camel Cultures: Country situation reports

ChairWilliam Gervase Clarence-Smith [SOAS], Professor of the Economic History of Asia and Africa

Admission: Free and open to members of the public.

Registration: If you wish to attend, please send an e-mail to


Organiser: Ed Emery

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