Lawrence of Arabia, an insatiable need for knowledge

Karkemish, Aqaba, Damascus, Aleppo, Cairo, Jeddah, Yanbu, and Jbail: are some of the cities that were the center of the life and of the battles against the Ottoman Empire for the British crown and the personal dream of creating an Arab nation of  T.E. Lawrence, the legendary Lawrence of Arabia. But there are other little-known…

Gertrude Bell: a reflection on her legacy as a Person

The remarkable life of Gertrude Bell and her successes have been largely written out of history. A reflection on her role in the Middle Eastern history as an archaeologist, a nation builder, an explorer, and what her legacy can tell us about how women are perceived.