What’s on: 25 April 2016

6a00d8341c464853ef01b8d0ca049a970c-500wiDetail from ‘Landing at Koweit’, Dane Collection: ‘Photographs of Lord Curzon’s tour in the Persian Gulf, November, 1903’ (Photo 49/1) from the British Library

This week we have two excellent papers lined up from Hatem Alshaikh-Mubarak and Paul Moorhouse.

Hatem Alshaikh-Mubarak will be presenting a paper on the ‘Development of spatial perceptions of British agents around the Persian Gulf 1850-1930’. Hatem is currently a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews. He earned a BA in Arabic language and literature in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, followed by an MA in comparative literature from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. His academic interests include examining aspects of transcultural encounters between the West and East.

Paul Moorhouse will give a paper entitled  ‘The Wastes of Corn’ and the ‘Cursed Hill’: Representations of Salisbury Plain in Political and Economic Debates, 1790-1834. Paul is a PhD Candidate at the University of St Andrews in the Institute of Intellectual History. He holds a BA with honours in history from the University of West of England and an MA from . There he began investigating a comparison of Rev. Joseph Townsend’s approach to poverty and the health of the poor to that of two other pioneering geologists and medical and social scientists: James Parkinson and Thomas Beddoes. His current PhD project is ‘Joseph Townsend: the Art of Mental Tooth-Drawing and the Political Economy of Poverty’.

Join us at 5.15pm in St Katherine’s Lodge Room 1.10 for papers and a Q&A. Refreshments will be provided, followed by a trip to the Brew Co. to continue discussion.

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