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David George Hogarth – a conference organised by Magdalen College, Oxford

Saturday 23rd Jan - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Magdalen College Archives would like to invite all Society members to a virtual conference on the British archaeologist, intelligence officer and author David George Hogarth (1862-1927). Hogarth’s papers were donated to Magdalen College by his family in late 2019; the College will publish a catalogue of the collection early next year.
The conference will take place via Zoom on Saturday 23 January 2021; please email [email protected] to register your interest.
David Hogarth was a distinguished field archaeologist of Greece, Asia Minor and the Middle East and the Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum from 1909 to 1927. He was a friend and mentor to T.E. Lawrence: Lawrence’s first archaeological post was on Hogarth’s dig at Carchemish on the Turco-Syrian border; during WW1 the two men worked together at the Arab Bureau, where Hogarth was a senior officer and organiser. After the war, Hogarth was an adviser to the British delegation at the Paris Peace Conference.
Most of Hogarth’s papers have been held by his family since his death. They will now be publicly accessible for the first time. The collection includes a large volume of personal correspondence with his family and with renowned figures of the time including T.E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell. There are also archaeological and academic papers, and records and memorabilia of his war work.
Scheduled to speak are:
  • Professor Caroline Barron, David Hogarth’s granddaughter and donor of his papers
  • James Barr, author on the Arab Revolt and the making of the modern Middle East
  • Dr Bruce Westrate, historian of the Arab Bureau
  • Antonis Kotsonas, Assistant Professor of Mediterranean History and Archaeology, New York University
  • Ben Taylor, Hogarth Project Archivist at Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Dr Hussein Omar, Lecturer in Modern Global History, University College Dublin
  • Adam Fraser, archaeologist of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Lorraine Tinsley, Gertrude Bell researcher, University of Western Ontario


Saturday 23rd Jan
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The international Society for everyone with an interest in the life of T. E. Lawrence