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Saul Kelly

Dr Saul Kelly

Visiting Reader


Dr Saul Kelly taught at the Defence Studies Department from 2001-2023. Since then he has been a Visiting Reader at the Defence Studies Department.

He is co-editor of Middle Eastern Studies.


The international history of the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries.


  • Captain Gill’s Walking Stick: the True Story of the Sinai Murders (Bloomsbury, 2019)
  • Desert Dispute: the diplomacy of boundary-making in south-eastern Arabia, 3 volumes, ed. (Gerlach 2018-20)
  • War and Politics in the Desert: Britain and Libya during the Second World War (Silphium Press, 2010)
  • The Hunt for Zerzura: The Lost Oasis and the Desert War (John Murray, 2002)