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Dr Holly O’Farrell: Lecture on Mabel and Theodore Bent

5. Juli 2022 - 14:30 - 17:00 UTC+1

Mabel and Theodore Bent travelled through Europe, Arabia and parts of Africa establishing Theodore as a published writer on a wide variety of ancient civilisations and a collector for numerous museums. While Mabel had travelled alongside him, had taken part in digs, and had been instrumental in taking the notes that Theodore would depend on to write his books, little has been done to highlight her involvement and agency in their adventures. This presentation will look at the unprecedented journey of the Bents through the Hadhramaut region using Mabel Bent’s travel chronicles and collections to understand this couple and their relationship as travellers, archaeologists and collectors.

Join us to watch a livestream of the lecture. Tickets for the event can be bought on the Eventbrite page for €7. Once you have bought your ticket, you will receive a webinar link the day before the event.

It’s also an in-person event! Locals and those willing to travel can come in person to Leiden University, Plexus Building, Kaiserstraat 25, 2311 GN Leiden, The Netherlands (€15 tickets for purchase at the door). Please see previous flyer for information on travel, dinner and hotels.

Click HERE to view details about the event and buy tickets. All funds raised go towards FOH’s projects in Hadhramaut.


5. Juli 2022
14:30 - 17:00 UTC+1
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Leiden University
Plexus Building, Kaiserstraat 25
Leiden, 2311 GN Netherlands
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