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Gertrude Bell: Kubbet Duris, Baalbek Lebanon
Gertrude Bell at Kubbet Duris, Baalbek, Lebanon, June 1900. Courtesy of The Gertrude Bell Archive at Newcastle University Library

Herstory Talk: Letters from Baghdad: The Extraordinary Story of Gertrude Bell

November 17, 2013

2:00 p.m.

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

In the aftermath of World War I, British diplomat, cartographer, and writer Gertrude Bell drew the borders of Iraq, installed its first king, and founded the Baghdad Museum of Antiquities. Join us as filmmakers Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl present Bell’s story in a 30-minute preview of their upcoming film, Letters from Baghdad, and follow it with a presentation of Bell’s photography.