All these presentations are prepared and ready on Powerpoint and can be delivered at 24 hours notice. All have been delivered previously in various fora.

Art History

At the studio of Chinese sculptor Chen Dapeng, Shanghai 2004

At the studio of Chinese sculptor Chen Dapeng, Shanghai 2004

Mare Nostrum: Roman art & architecture in North Africa and the Mediterranean

Orientalism: 19th century European artists in North Africa & the Middle East

The Secret Art of the Oriental Belly Dancer

The Veil in Art & History

Children in Art

An Introduction to Chinese Art

Chinese Porcelain: fakes, forgeries and reproductions

Artists Go to War: the story of Britain’s frontline artists

William Simpson: man of wars

Painting with Light: the history of photography

The Best Photographs of the 20th Century

In the Shanghai studio of Chinses sculptor Cheng da Peng

World Affairs, Politics & Modern History

Kosovo war: aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, 1999

Kosovo war: aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, 1999

Albania: repression, anarchy & hope

The Balkans in Peace & War

Malta: island under siege

Monks of War: Rhodes and the Knights of St. John

The Dark Heart of Sicily: the story of the Sicilian mafia

Mediterranean Odyssey: an introduction to a sea

The Venetian Empire

The Greek World in a Nutshell

Heinrich Schliemann & the discovery of Troy

The Mediterranean: where worlds collide

Islam in Europe

The Battle for the Mediterranean in the Second World War

The War in the Desert 1940-43

The Barbary Pirates

The Country that Came in from the Cold: Gadaffi’s Libya and its legacy

Rome in Africa

The Maghreb: on the Mediterranean Frontline

The Making of Modern Oman

Black Gold: the Gulf states and the economics of oil

Al Jazeera: a legend in its own lifetime

Bahrain Beyond the Veil

Conflict without End? The Middle East in turmoil

The Suez Canal & the Era of the Canal Builders

The Corinth Canal & the Era of the Canal Builders

The Kiel Canal & the Era of the Canal Builders

Reincarnations: the Baltic States

The Hanseatic League

The Baltic at War

The Maritime History of the Baltic

Putin’s Russia

Caviar & Kalashnikovs: criminality and the breakup of the Soviet Union

The Dardanelles & the Gallipoli Campaign

The Black Sea

The Making of Modern Turkey

The Potemkin Mutiny

Reporting the Crimean War: William Howard Russell of The Times

The Harem: Turkish Delight or Western Fantasy?

The Secret Art of the Oriental/Turkish Belly Dancer (alternative versions)

Behind the Veil: myth & reality

Cherry Blossom & Bullet Train: enigmas of Japan

Hiroshima & Nagasaki

The Making of Modern Japan 1853-2011

Understanding the Chinese

Paul Harris with Xuande vase at his gallery

Paul Harris with Xuande vase at his gallery

An Introduction to Chinese Art

Shanghai: the world’s most dynamic city

Shanghai in 48 Hours

A Tale of Two Cities: Shanghai & Hong Kong

Dalian: great power rivalry in China

Qingdao: Germany’s outpost in Asia

China in the World Today

The Silk Route in History

The Resilience of Vietnam: a brief history

The Rebirth of Vietnam: Vietnam since the American War

The War Correspondents’ Vietnam

The Five ‘Stans

The Battle of Stalingrad

Islands on the Edge of the World: Cabo Verde’s unique social & cultural mix

Crossing the Ocean: the story of Atlantic travel

Driving Zodiac, Phippsoya

Driving Zodiac, Phippsoya

Arctic Meltdown: the economic and security implications of global warming

The Great Pacific

Fiji: coups in Paradise

New Caledonia: Paris in the Pacific

Hawaii & its volcanoes

Underneath the Volcano

Red Sea Odyssey

Skull and Crossbones to AK47: piracy today

Untamed Territory: Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Looking for bin Laden: life and death of a legend

Land Beyond the Law: Pakistan’s NW Frontier Province

Sri Lanka: fractured paradise

India: unity through diversity?

India’s Economy: crouching tiger or lumbering elephant?

Bombay Mix

Arctic Meltdown

Islands at the Top of the World: history of the Spitsbergen Archipelago

Before destruction: the bridge at Mostar 1992

Journalism & Photography

Checking the paper, Shanghai Daily

Checking the paper, Shanghai Daily

More Thrills than Skills: adventures in journalism, war and terrorism

Asian Adventures: journalistic adventures in South Asia & China

Does the Internet Spell the End of the Newspaper?

Al Jazeera: a legend in its own lifetime

The War Correspondents’ Vietnam

The Best Photographs of the 20th Century

The Eye is Delighted: photocomposition for travellers

Painting with Light: the history of photography

Artists Go to War: the story of Britain’s frontline artists

William Simpson: man of wars

Reporting the Crimean War: William Howard Russell of The Times

Checking the paper, Shanghai, 2002