Deserts, Steppes and Inner Spaces in Global History, 7 November 2012

Wednesday 7 November 2012, 2-5pm

Venue: Common Room, History Faculty

‘Deserts, Steppes and Inner Spaces in Global History’ workshop 7 November 2012 poster

A half-day workshop on Wednesday 7 November 2012, 2-5pm.  Speakers are Rob Fletcher (Nuffield, Oxford), Mark Thompson (Oxford), Berny Sèbe (Birmingham) and Alexander Morrison (Liverpool).

The workshop will take place in the Common Room at the History Faculty.  To register or for more information contact global@history.ox.ac.uk .

Programme

Time Session/title Speaker
 14:00 Welcome, opening remarks  John Darwin (Oxford)
14:00-15:30  ‘“Arabia Rediviva”: a Syrian Desert arena, 1919-1939’‘Danilo Kis, Central European Literature, and the Inner Spaces of Style’Discussion – Chair: Marius Turda  Rob Fletcher(Oxford), Mark Thompson(Oxford)
15:30-15:45 Tea/coffee Rees Davies Room
15:45-17:15 ‘Outposts of Conquest: the History and Legacy of the Fortresses of the Steppe and the Sahara in Comparative Perspective (1840s to today)’Discussion – Chair: James Belich Berny Sèbe (Birmingham), Alexander Morrison (Liverpool)
17:15-18:30 Drinks Rees Davies Room