Notorious eccentrics, esteemed researchers, loose-cannon diplomats: this podcast looks at the histories of the British women who were travelers and archaeologists in the Middle East and India in the early twentieth century. As women, their accomplishments were often assessed by British audiences in terms of respectability. As British women, however, they often reinforced imperial control and imperial ideas.
Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.
Jane Fletcher Geniesse, Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark. Random House, (1999).
Peter H. Hansen, “Stark, Dame Freya Madeline (1893?–1993),” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, (2004; online edn, May 2009).
Peter Hulme, Writing, Travel, and Empire: In the Margins of Anthropology, I.B. Tauris, (2007).
Norman N. Lewis, “Stanhope, Lady Hester Lucy (1776–1839),” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, (2004; online edn, Jan 2008).
James Marshall-Cornwall, S. Copgil, and Thomas White. “Alexander’s Minor Campaigns in Turkey: Discussion.” The Geographical Journal, 122 (1956): 304-05.
The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope.
Dorothy Van Ess, “Review: Gertrude Bell. From Her Personal Papers, 1914-1926”, Middle East Journal, 16 (1962): 93-94.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)