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IHR Film Evening, 4 April 2017 – Letters from Baghdad

The Friends of the IHR, in collaboration with the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (Gertrude Bell Memorial), present a screening of Letters from Baghdad: The extraordinary life and times of Gertrude Bell, a 2016 documentary by Sabine Krayenbühul and Zeva Oelbaum, with Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell.

Letters from Baghdad tells the dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make?

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History Now and Then - History and Religion(s)
Chair: Daniel Snowman (Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study), Felicity Heal, Diarmaid MacCulloch, Miri Rubin, Brian Young, Added 22 Feb 2017
Dwelling in the temporary: (im)mobilities in conflict
Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes University), Added 16 Feb 2017
Richmond, Surrey: 1850-1900. A suburb of London?
Mike Brownlee (IHR), Added 15 Feb 2017
Using Painted Maps as Evidence: Images in Colonial Mexico's Land Grant Proceedings
Ana Pulido-Rull (University of Arkansas), Added 15 Feb 2017

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2017 Mortimer History Society Essay Prize
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