This fascinating day, to be given by the author of the recently published Lawrence of Arabia’s War, draws on years of field research. Neil Faulkner’s interest in T.E. Lawrence was sparked during a 10 year archaeological project in the deserts of southern Jordan.
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Faulkner combines biography, history, archaeology and cinema in his examination of the legend of Lawrence of Arabia as an ‘artefact’ of twentieth century celebrity culture.
Col Lawrence in Arab Dress Lawrence in Cairo
Considering Lawrence’s historical role in the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and drawing on archaeological evidence, he will ask if we can find the man behind the legend. This Special Interest Day will include a case study of David Lean’s legendary film, Lawrence of Arabia, with Peter O’Toole in the leading role.