8 November 2020 at 12 noon, live public talk as part of Richmond Literature Festival on Stealing from the Saracens, Orleans House, The Coach House, Richmond, London: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=126461977372764&story_fbid=3520339164651678
5 November 2020 at 1500-1600, Zoom event hosted by MEI (Middle East Institute) Washington DC on Stealing from the Saracens, moderated by Marwa al-Sabouni, architect and author based in Homs, Syria
24 October 2020, IQRA Book Festival online event, reading and Q&A on Stealing from the Saracens
7 October 2020 at 1600-1700, Zoom event on Stealing from the Saracens, hosted by CBRL, chaired by Venetia Porter of the British Museum and in discussion with Professor Scott Redman of SOAS, London
23 September 2020 at 1830-2000, live public talk on Stealing from the Saracens at Southwark Cathedral, London: https://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/whats-on/stealing-from-the-saracens-how-islamic-architecture-shaped-europe-a-talk-by-diana-darke/
26 August 2020 at 1800, Zoom book launch for Stealing from the Saracens hosted by the Royal Asiatic Society and the Islamic Art Circle
Pre-ordered signed copies of Stealing from the Saracens from Daunts, Marylebone:
20 August 2020 at 1400-1500, Zoom book launch for Stealing from the Saracens, hosted by CAABU: https://www.caabu.org/events/caabu/stealing-saracens-how-islamic-architecture-shaped-europe-caabu-book-launch-diana-darke
27 May 2020, 1700-1800, Eastern Turkey Zoom talk hosted by Travel the Unknown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajzSkAvFmRQ&feature=youtu.be
21 May 2020, CBRL ZOOM event, 1600-1700, The Battle for Home inside Syria: Two Perspectives: https://cbrl.ac.uk/event/online-event-the-battle-for-home-inside-syria-two-perspectives
21 April 2020, Zoom Syria talk for the 6th form at Francis Holland School, London
6-9 February 2020 at 8.30pm, Bergen Literary Festival, talk on My House in Damascus for the launch of the Norwegian edition: https://www.litfestbergen.no/en/litfest-2020/programme-sessions/lectures-of-the-day-my-dear-damascus/
2 February 2020, The Silk Road: Beyond the Hype talk at 2.30pm at Destinations, Olympia, London, in Meet the Experts Theatre: https://www.destinationsshow.com/presentation/silk-road-beyond-hype-0
8 February 2020, 2pm, talk of The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo, at Southwark Cathedral: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/doorkins-magnificat-and-southwark-cathedral-presents-stories-of-cats-tickets-62393651090
30 January 2020, 2pm, Stanfords Travel Writers Festival, talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo, at Kensington Olympia: http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Destinations-Show-Travel-Writers-Festival
10 January 2020, Syria Six Form talk, King’s School, Taunton.
8 January 2020, Syria Six Form talk, Prior Park College, Bath.
5 December 2019, Panel event at the British Council, Spring Gardens, London re Sharjah.
28 November, Syria Sixth Form talk at Beechwood Sacred Heart, Tunbridge Wells.
22 November 2019, BATAS John Martin Lecture, Regent’s University, Regent’s Park: Syria and Turkey: deep past connections, deep present differences 6.30pm
16 November 2019, 3pm, Tring Festival, illustrated talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo.
2-7 November 2019, Sharjah International Book Fair, talks on My House in Damascus, The Merchant of Syria and The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo.
23 October 2019, Leighton House, HandsUp Foundation, Introductory talk on Syrian films, 7pm.
14 October 2019, Bristol Festival of Ideas, illustrated talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo.
10 October 2019, King Edward VI School, Southampton, 6th form talk re Syria.
27 September 2019, 2pm, Tenby Arts Festival, illustrated talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo.
21 September 2019, Budleigh Salterton Festival, illustrated talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo.
28 May 2019, 6pm, Salisbury Festival, White Room, Arts Centre, illustrated talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo.
11 April 2019, Hythe Book Club, Hythe Cricket Club, Kent, illustrated talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo.
8 April 2019, Kensington Central Library, London W8 7RX, 6-8pm, illustrated talk on Lebanon with Travel the Unknown: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/travel-talk-lebanons-hidden-wonders-tickets-57509184519
28 March 2019, 7pm, Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW, illustrated talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo Tickets available here: https://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/product/events/diana-darke/
14 March 2019, 12 noon, at CAABU, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE, illustrated talk on The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo: How Cats Saved their Community
13 December 2018, 1800, Anglo-Turkish Society talk at the Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy St, London W1T 5BT on The Merchant of Syria: http://www.angloturkishsociety.org.uk/doc/diana-darke-lecture.pdf
24 November 2018 1430-1530, Cambridge Literary Festival, talk on The Merchant of Syria
22 October 2018 1830-2000, Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) talk on The Merchant of Syria at the British Academy: http://cbrl.org.uk/event/syria-s-people-lessons-for-the-future
12 August 2018, Llangwym Literary Festival, talk on new book The Merchant of Syria
14 July 2018, Dartington Ways With Words Literary Festival, talk on new book The Merchant of Syria
8 July 2018, Bradford Literary Festival talk on new book The Merchant of Syria
28 June 2018, panel discussion on the Cultural History of Syria, organised by Chatham House, SOAS and the University of Westminster
4 June 2018, Bristol Festival of Ideas talk on new book The Merchant of Syria: https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/event/diana-darke-the-merchant-of-syria/
15 May 2018, Foreign & Commonwealth Office Syria talk
10 May 2018, Battersea Rotary Club Syria talk: http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=693355&ClubID=763
30 April 2018, RUSI lunchtime talk on new book The Merchant of Syria
27 April 2018, Anna Lindh Foundation, Cork Festival of Books, talk on new book The Merchant of Syria
26 April 2018, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 13.10 talk on Islam and Christianity: A Faith Shared or Divided?
25 April 2018, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 18.30 talk on new book The Merchant of Syria
12 April 2018, Daunts Marylebone, London W1, 18.30 talk on new book The Merchant of Syria
18 March 2018, Words by the Water Literary Festival, Cumbria 14.30:
15 March 2018, Ampleforth School, 11.30 talk on Syria and My House in Damascus
8 March 2018, New Hall School, Chelmsford, 1400 talk on Syria and My House in Damascus
2 February 2018, Destinations Travel, Earls Court, London, 10.45 talk on the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Iran
26 January 2018, Kingswood School, Bath, 14.00 talk on Syria and My House in Damascus
24 January 2018, UCL, London, 1715 talk on Syria and My House in Damascus
23 October 2017, V&A Culture in Crisis: At Home in Syria 19.00-20.45:
21 July 2017, Celebrating Syria Festival, Manchester, My House in Damascus 19.00-20.30:
14 July 2017, Dartington Ways With Words Festival, Great Hall, Demystifying Syria, 11.45-13.00:
22 June 2017, Portsmouth Speakers Festival, 10-11.15am
22 June 2017, Crossing Borders Festival, Brighton Unitarian Church, Reading from My House in Damascus
25 May 2017, Asia Literary Festival, Asia House London W1, in conversation with Andrea Hoffman, co-author of The Girl Who Beat ISIS 18.45-20.00 with drinks reception till 21.00
17 May 2017, Asia Literary Festival, Asia House London W1, in conversation with Ece Temelkuran, author of Women Who Blow on Knots 18.45-20.00
11 May 2017, Chipping Campden Litfest, 4pm, illustrated Syria talk
11 May 2017, Chipping Campden School, 1.10-2.15pm, illustrated Syria talk
7 May 2017, Hexham Book Festival with Emma Jane Kirby, 1.30pm
3 May 2017, Daunts Marylebone, 7-8pm in conversation with Elliot Ackerman, author of Dark at the Crossing
8 April 2017, Sheffield Museum, Millenium Gallery, Sheffield, 2-3.30pm, part of panel discussion on Migrants: Myths and Misunderstandings with Louise Haigh MP
25 March 2017, Salisbury Speakers Festival, Syria Talk, 5-6.15pm
11 March 2017, Huddersfield Literary Festival 7-8pm:
8 March 2017, Exeter Arabic Poetry Prize Adjudication, followed by evening talk on My House In Damascus
4 March 2017, Cumbria Words by the Water Literary Festival, 2.30pm Syria talk:
28 February 2017, Syria talk to 6th form at Ashford School, Ashford, Kent
20 February 2017, Syria talk at Purbeck Literary Festival, The Black Swan, Wareham
6 February 2017 Syrian refugee talk at The Hague, How to do Good, Philanthropy Age
3 February 2017, Syria talk at Google Talks, London Head Office
February 2017, 2 schools talks to 6th formers
30 January 2017, Syria talk at Eton College, Middle East Society
December 2016, 3 schools talk to 6th formers
27 November 2016 http://www.cambridgeliteraryfestival.com/events/an-inside-view-of-the-syrian-crisis/
25 November 2016 http://www.lewesspeakersfestival.com/
6 November 2016 http://www.richmondliterature.com/shop/4579207128/diana-darke–my-house-in-damascus/8785160
29 October 2016 http://shutefest.org.uk/programme.html
25 October 2016 Wadhurst Literary Lounge http://www.barnettsbooks.com/literary-lounge.html
14 October 2016 http://blenheimpalaceliteraryfestival.com/literature-events/2016/october-14/my-house-in-damascus-an-inside-view-of-the-syrian-crisis
7 October 2016 http://www.chichesterspeakersfestival.co.uk/
4 October 2016 Syria talk at Guildford Travel Club
September 2016 Syria talks to 6th formers at 6 schools