Careena Melia

Presentation and Artist Talk: The Gertrude Bell Project

Apr 25, 2015
Careena Melia
Room 172
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm


Careena Melia, Grant Wood Fellow, will present a segment from her ongoing project about Gertrude Bell. Bell was one of the most powerful women in the world during and post WWI. An avid traveler, writer, and scholar of Middle Eastern history and culture, Bell was unusual for a British woman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born to an upper class family in Northern England, Bell helped draw and define the borders of Iraq post WWI. She was instrumental in the development of its government and coronation of the first monarch, King Faisal I in 1921.


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