T.E. Lawrence

and the Arab Revolt in Jordan

  • educational room
  • lecture


In Flanders Fields Museum and the School of History and Gateways Partnership, University of Kent, in partnership with the Western Front Association, present a new series of open seminars on the history of the First World War, free and open to all.


T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt in Jordan
Archaeology of a Desert Insurgency 1916-1918
Prof. Nicholas J. Saunders (Bristol University)

Between 1916 and 1918, the Arab Revolt in southern Jordan created a unique archaeological record of a desert insurgency which changed the Middle East and brought modern guerrilla warfare to the world. Ten years of fieldwork between 2005 and 2014 by Bristol University’s ‘Great Arab Revolt Project’ investigated these remains for the first time. The discoveries were extraordinary - a vast conflict landscape of guerrilla actions and counter-insurgency tactics unknown to anyone except the Bedouin for 100 years. Ruined Hejaz Railway stations, Turkish Army camps, Rolls Royce armoured car raiding camps, hilltop forts, machinegun strong-points, and the extraordinary remains of the iconic train ambush immortalised in David Lean’s 1962 Hollywood epic Lawrence of Arabia.


Thursday 2 March 2023
at 7pm
educational room IFFM (Cloth Hall, Grote Markt, Ieper)