SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Devastated Lands: Lebanon at the End of the Great War, 1918

Eugene Rogan
Eugene Rogan, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford

Date: 16 January 2018Time: 5:45 PM

Finishes: 16 January 2018Time: 7:00 PM

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

Type of Event: Lecture

British Lebanese Association's David Roberts Memorial Lecture. The First World War had brought an unprecedented degree of loss and suffering to the people of Lebanon. This lecture examines through works of literature and eyewitness accounts how the people of Lebanon looked back on the Ottoman experience and their different expectations of the post-Ottoman world.

Eugene Rogan is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History and Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He taught at Boston College and Sarah Lawrence College before taking up his post in Oxford in 1991, where he teaches the modern history of the Middle East. He is author of The Arabs: A History (Penguin, 2009), which has been translated in ten languages and was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Atlantic Monthly and more recently The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920 (Penguin, 2015). The Arabs: A History - Revised and Updated Edition is due for publication in 2018.

Chair: James Watt CVO

Admission Free - All Welcome

Organiser: LMEI, Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) and the British Lebanese Association

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