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Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 18:00 to Friday, November 23, 2012 - 19:59
The British Academy

Dr Ali A. Allawi on Faisal I, Gertrude Bell and Sat'i al-Husri: The Politics of Archaeology in Iraq

Dr Ali A. Allawi presented this lecture on the evolution of Iraq's identity as a modern state and the role of archaeology in this process during the Faisalian era (1921-1933). Dr Allawi's comprehensive political biography of Faisal I was published in spring 2013. The biography is set against the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the formation of the modern state system in the Middle East and Iraq. 

Please note that there is a slight delay before this audio recording begins.