20 May 2017
James will be discussing the Middle East's frontiers at the Rendez-Vous de l'Histoire du monde arabe with Bruno Tertrais and Catherine Wihtol de Wenden in Paris. More details here.
James is speaking at Winchester College on "How to blow up a railway".
Une Ligne Dans Le Sable, the French edition of A Line In The Sand, was published by Editions Perrin. Further details here.
20 September 2016
James gave the inaugural Hugh Leach Memorial Lecture at the Royal Society of Asian Affairs on 20 September.
2 July 2016
James spoke at a British Museum study day marking the centenary of the outbreak of the Arab Revolt.
25 June 2016
James spoke about the Sykes-Picot agreement and its legacy ahead of a concert by the Syrian National Orchestra at the South Bank Centre.
7 June 2016
James spoke at an event on Syria organised by the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Berlin. There's a write-up here.
20 May 2016
9 February 2016
James spoke to the British Lebanese Association about Sir Edward Louis Spears and Lebanese independence.
21 May 2015
James spoke at a conference in Paris, "Des soulèvements au califat improvisé, les Etats arabes en question", about the Sykes-Picot agreement.
16 October 2014
James spoke at Haileybury School about its old boy, the conqueror of Jerusalem, General Sir Edmund Allenby, his First World War campaign and its consequences for the Middle East.
13 September 2014
James signed copies of A Line In The Sand at Southwold Books.
12 August 2014
James spoke at the Edinburgh International Book Festival about the making of the modern Middle East.
10 January 2014
James spoke to the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Branch of the Western Front Association on "The Great War and the formation of the Modern Middle East".
17 April 2013
James spoke in London at the Guide Consultancy's Book Club.
9 April 2013
James spoke at the American University in Beirut.
12 March 2013
The paperback edition of A Line In The Sand was published in the United States.
8 December 2012
James Barr took part in Radio 4's programme on Lawrence of Arabia, broadcast at 8pm.
26 September 2012
James Barr spoke to the Blythe Sappers on "Demolitions under Fire: T. E. Lawrence and the Hejaz Railway"
14 June 2012
James Barr talked about the book and signed copies of the newly-published paperback at WHSmith Paris.
26 April 2012
The UK paperback edition was published by Simon & Schuster
25 April 2012
James spoke at the American Library in Paris.
11 January 2012: Royal Society for Asian Affairs
James Barr spoke on "A Line In The Sand: British-French rivalry in the Middle East, 1915-48". RSAA members can listen to the talk here.
9 January 2012
The US Edition of A Line in the Sand was published by WW Norton.
18 October 2011: Royal United Services Institute
James Barr spoke on "The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1940-48: The Beginning of the End of Empire."
28 September 2011: The Kennington Bookshop Supper Club
James Barr talked about his new book, A Line In The Sand.
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