Archiv der Kategorie 'Allgemein'

Allah Made Mesopotamia

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Thank you!

Everyone for the fun class – and the walks. As the weather gets nicer, if any of you are interested in doing some more walking – email me! cheers, m

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Next Class Thu Feb 9th

The next class will be on Thu Feb 9th and we will discuss Rory Stewart. IN the meantime, please email me what papers you wish to write for the class.

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Meet at Hauptbahnhof

We will meet at Hauptbahnhof and walk up to Plötzensee around. Meet at 10 am by the north entrance.

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Thesiger the Photographer

The Thesiger Collection. And a bio: 1946 schafft Thesiger seine erste Durchquerung der Rub al-Chali. 1948, bei der zweiten Durchquerung, legt er 600 Kilometer zurück, ohne an eine Wasserstelle zu kommen. Wieder zieht er durch Gebiete, die noch nie ein Europäer gesehen hat. Sie erreichen nach qualvollen Märschen die Oase As Sulaijil. Dort schlägt ihnen […]

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Lowell Thomas and Lawrence of Arabia

Exhibit: T.E. Lawrence, a young British captain wearing Arab robes, helps lead a hodgepodge Arab army hundreds of miles across the desert to capture the port of Akaba. Lawrence is a complex, conflicted figure who accidentally shoots his own camel in the head during the climactic battle. Lowell Thomas, who became one of America’s most […]

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Walking in Marzahn

To accompany our reading of Richard F Burton, we shall take a walk to Marzahn. Let us meet at the SBahn at 10:00 am. It is the S7. Since we discussed the eugenic/physiognomic reflections of Burton, the trip to Marzahn will allow us to walk to the Roma memorial. In 1936 Reich and Prussian ministry […]

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Walking Wedding

We will meet at the SBahn Gesundbrunnen on tomorrow at 10am. Outside at the platz!

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Odd Tom in Ajmer

The Fakir of Ajmer Text and photos: Jonathan Gil Harris, Hindustan Sitting at his jharokha or public window in the Akbari Fort, Jahangir was sufficiently impressed by Coryate’s oration that he threw him a hundred silver coins – a not insubstantial sum at the time. Coryate’s luck seemed to have changed. And so did mine […]

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Rory Stewart at TED

British MP Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after 9/11, talking with citizens and warlords alike.

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