Lecture to focus on the impact of WW1 on the Middle East

The impact of the First World War on the Middle Eastwill be the focus of a free public lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.

The lecture, The Fall of Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East 1914-1920, will take place on Thursday, 9 March 2017 from 1-2pm.

The talk will be presented by Professor Eugene Rogan, from Oxford University, in room MA030, in the Wulfruna Building at the Wolverhampton Campus.

George Kassimeris, Professor of Security Studies, said: “Drawing from his Sunday Times bestseller, Eugene Rogan's lecture will recreate one of the most important but poorly understood fronts of the First World War. Despite fighting back with great skill and ferocity against the Allied onslaught and humiliating the British both at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Ottomans were ultimately defeated;  leading to the final destruction of the Ottoman Empire and clearing the way for the making of a new, problematic Middle East which has endured to the present.”

Eugene Rogan is professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Oxford and Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford. He will sign copies of his book, The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, after the talk at a discounted price.

Booking is not required and the event is open to the public.

Further information

Picture: Eugene Rogan

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Thursday, 02 March 2017

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