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1 Pieces of Gold: Piecing together a mutilated Timurid masterpiece Shiva Mihan, Harvard Art Museums and Bahari Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries, gives a talk on her work in Persian arts. Shiva Mihan 24 Apr 2020
2 Conference Programme Conference Programme for the conference. Conference Programme 17 Jan 2020
3 Art History and Museum as Medium Cai Guo-Qiang, Artist, gives the eighth and final presentation in the symposium. Cai Guo-Qiang 13 Jan 2020
4 In the Volcano: Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii Jerome Neutres, Independent Curator, gives the seventh talk in the symposium. Jerome Neutres 13 Jan 2020
5 Cai Guo-Qiang: In Search of El Greco Saul Nelson, Ruskin School of Art, DPhil Candidate, gives the sixth presentation in the symposium. Saul Nelson 13 Jan 2020
6 Yi 羿 - Myth: Shooting the Suns Paul Bevan, Ashmolean Museum, Christensen Fellow in Chinese Painting, gives the sixth presentation in the symposium. Paul Bevan 13 Jan 2020
7 Two Gunpowder Drawings and Cai Guo-Qiang in Japan Lena Fritsch, Ashmolean Museum, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, gives the fourth presentation in the symposium. Lena Fritsch 13 Jan 2020
8 Cai Guo-Qiang and the Depths of Spectacle David Taylor, University of Oxford, Associate Professor of English, gives the third presentation in the symposium. David Taylor 13 Jan 2020
9 Context and Influence in Cai Guo-Qiang's Work David Eliott, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, Vice Director and Senior Curator, gives the second talk for the symposium. David Eliott 13 Jan 2020
10 Welcome and Introduction Shelagh Vainker, Curator of Chinese Art and Exhibition Curator, gives the first talk in the symposium. Shelagh Vainker 13 Jan 2020
11 Discovering the identity of plants in art We are surrounded by artistic images of plants. These may be symbolic, decorative or functional. They tell us about the plants important in peoples' lives. Stephen Harris 17 Dec 2019
12 The Elders know Nothing: the Inversion of Tradition in the New Mining Context Ramon Sarró and Marina P. Temudo deliver paper at 'Cultural Production in Africa's Extractive Communities' workshop. Ramon Sarró, Marina P. Temudo 14 Dec 2019
13 Creative Commons Youth, insecurity and intimacy in the popular arts of the Niger Delta David Pratten delivers paper at 'Cultural Production in Africa's Extractive Communities' workshop. David Pratten 14 Dec 2019
14 Creative Commons Artistic Movements: Music, Popular Painting and Cultural Exchanges on the central African Copperbelt Enid Guene delivers paper at 'Cultural Production in Africa's Extractive Communities' workshop. Enid Guene 14 Dec 2019
15 Mobutist Modernism: Art Education, State Sponsorship and the Visual Arts in Zaire Sarah Van Beurden delivers paper at 'Cultural Production in Africa's Extractive Communities' workshop. Sarah Van Beurden 14 Dec 2019
16 Storming Utopia This event is an Oxford Public Engagement with Research and part of a Knowledge Exchange project. Organised by Professor Wes Williams (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages) and Richard Scholar (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages). Wes Williams, Richard Scholar, Amantha Edmead, Erin Maglaque 14 Aug 2019
17 Creative Commons Leonardo's thoughts on mechanics and useful inventions 6,000 surviving notes and drawings reveal Leonardo da Vinci’s way of thinking. This talk focuses on Leonardo’s second book, On Mechanics, and explores how he later applied mechanical laws to studies for 'useful inventions'. Matthew Landrus 12 Jun 2019
18 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2019 - A Contest of Images: American Art as Culture War (4) The Stones of Civil War Dr John Blakinger speaks about iconoclasm in American history and the vandalism of Confederate monuments. John Blakinger 05 Jun 2019
19 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2019 - A Contest of Images: American Art as Culture War (3) Dismantling the Gallows Dr John Blakinger discusses 'Scaffold', Sam Durant's contentious sculpture. John Blakinger 05 Jun 2019
20 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2019 - A Contest of Images: American Art as Culture War (2) The Body of Emmett Till Dr John Blakinger speaks about the controversy surrounding Dana Shutz's painting of the body of Emmett Till exhibited at the 2017 Whitney Biennnial. John Blakinger 05 Jun 2019
21 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2019 - A Contest of Images: American Art as Culture War (1) Warhol in Safariland Dr John Blakinger talks about demonstrations against the Whitney Museum of American Art related to its connections with the tear gas manufacturer Safariland. John Blakinger 05 Jun 2019
22 Episode 3: applications of digital visualising technologies This podcast focuses on two examples of citizen participation, and interaction with, urban technologies. Jennifer Gabrys, Adam Michael Packer, susa Pop 29 May 2019
23 People's Landscapes: Creative Landscapes A roundtable discussion exploring the ways in which writers, artists and musicians have both responded to and created conceptions of 'place' throughout history. Thursday 16th May 2019. Alice Purkiss, Helen Antrobus, Grace Davies, Kate Stoddart 16 May 2019
24 Creative Commons Unmasking Africana in British Art ASC seminar by Kimathi Donkor Kimathi Donkor 05 Mar 2019
25 Research Seminar: Aesop, Velazquez and War This lecture was delivered at the University of Oxford History of Art Department’s Research Seminar series by T.J Clark Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley. T.J Clark 30 Oct 2018
26 Designing English Book Art Competition Professor Daniel Wakelin discusses some of the inspired entries they received from contemporary book artists in response to the Designing English Exhibition Daniel Wakelin 18 Oct 2018
27 Medicine and Art Professor David Cranston takes us on a little trip through art and medicine using illustrations of works that portray the changing role of medicine in society. David Cranston 28 Aug 2018
28 Creative Commons Partha Mitter in conversation with Mallica Kumbera Landrus Partha Mitter and Mallica Kumbera Landrus speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Partha Mitter, Mallica Kumbera Landrus 10 Jul 2018
29 Creative Commons Artifact and Memory Sudarshan Shetty and Vyjayanthi Rao speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Sudarshan Shetty, Vyjayanthi Rao 10 Jul 2018
30 Creative Commons Saleem Arif Quadri in conversation with Sarah Wilson Saleem Arif Quadri and Sarah Wilson speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Saleem Arif Quadri, Sarah Wilson 10 Jul 2018
31 Creative Commons Amar Kanwar in conversation with Rattanamol Johal Amar Kanwar and Rattanamol Johal speak at theArt of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Amar Kanwar, Rattanamol Johal 10 Jul 2018
32 Creative Commons Shahzia Sikander in conversation with Faisal Devji Shahzia Sikander and Faisal Devji speak at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Shahzia Sikander, Faisal Devji 10 Jul 2018
33 Creative Commons Subodh Gupta, Steel and the Subject of India Shruti Kapila speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Shruti Kapila 10 Jul 2018
34 Creative Commons “Dressed to Impress”: Indian art in the western gaze Sona Datta speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Sona Datta 10 Jul 2018
35 Creative Commons Shahid Sajjad, Zainul Abedin and a Turn to Nature in Pakistan 1965-71 Mariah Lookman speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Mariah Lookman 10 Jul 2018
36 Creative Commons An Indian Darkness: Notes on a Diffident Modernity Srirupa Roy speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Srirupa Roy 10 Jul 2018
37 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 2: Introductory comments Abhay Sardesai's introductory remarks at the second day of the Artof Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Abhay Sardesai 10 Jul 2018
38 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 2:Welcome by Director of the Courtauld Institute Deborah Swallow opens the second day of the Art of Independence Conference on 13 October 2018. Deborah Swallow 10 Jul 2018
39 Creative Commons The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture: Event and Code: The Future of the Image, and of Nations Chris Pinney gives the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Chris Pinney 10 Jul 2018
40 Creative Commons Mother Dearest: The Body of the Indian Nation Zehra Jumabhoy speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Zehra Jumabhoy 10 Jul 2018
41 Creative Commons Gandhian Modernism? Nandalal Bose and the painting of politics Gautham Shiralagi speaks at the Art of IndependenceConference on 12 October 2018. Gautham Shiralagi 10 Jul 2018
42 Creative Commons Bapu’s Miracle, the Quaid’s Boon and a Freedom to Remake Salma Siddique speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Salma Siddique 10 Jul 2018
43 Creative Commons Mother India: Nargis and female stardom from 1947 to 1957 Rachel Dwyer speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Rachel Dwyer 10 Jul 2018
44 Creative Commons Who Counts and How? Independence and the Aesthetics of Caste Kajri Jain speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Kajri Jain 10 Jul 2018
45 Creative Commons On Lines of Control Hammad Nasar speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Hammad Nasar 10 Jul 2018
46 Creative Commons Partition/Independence? Working with Contested South Asian Political Histories in Manchester's Museums and Galleries Nick Merriman speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Nick Merriman 10 Jul 2018
47 Creative Commons Amritsar’s Partition Museum Meghnad Desai speaks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Meghnad Desai 10 Jul 2018
48 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 1: Introduction to the day and the theme of Conference Faisal Devji's introductory remarks at the Art of Independence Conference on 12 October 2018. Faisal Devji 10 Jul 2018
49 Creative Commons Art of Independence, Day 1: Welcome by Director of the Ashmolean Museum Alexander Sturgis opens the Art ofIndependence Conference on 12 October 2018. Alexander Sturgis 10 Jul 2018
50 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (4) The great disappearing George Washington: history and the head of state in contemporary American art Professor Miguel de Baca gives his final Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on Gilbert Stuart’s unfinished painting of George Washington. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
51 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (3) Modernism disfigured: cult and illicit ritual in New Mexico in the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Martha Graham Professor Miguel de Baca gives his third Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Martha Graham. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
52 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (2) Skin and absence: the radical ceramics and poetry of the enslaved Dave the Potter Professor Miguel de Baca gives his second Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on the work of Dave the Potter. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
53 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (1) Suicide in white and black: Thomas Cole’s Destruction and the American empire Professor Miguel de Baca gives his first Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on two depictions of suicide. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
54 Art and Emergency Book at Lunchtime, Art and Emergency Emilia Terracciano, Partha Mitter, Lion König, Naiza Khan 22 May 2018
55 Slade Lectures 2018 (7): Barocci: The Madonna del Popolo Professor David Ekserdjian gives his seventh Slade Lecture on Barocci’s drawings for the Madonna del Popolo. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
56 Slade Lectures 2018 (5): Parmigianino: The Madonna of the Long Neck Professor David Ekserdjian gives his fifth Slade Lecture on Parmigianino’s drawings for the Madonna of the Long Neck. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
57 Slade Lectures 2018 (4): Correggio: The Dome of Parma Cathedral art, drawing, painting, visual arts, italy David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
58 Slade Lectures 2018 (3): Raphael: The Stanza della Segnatura Professor David Ekserdjian gives his third Slade Lecture on Raphael’s drawings for the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican Palace. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
59 Slade Lectures 2018 (2): Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling Professor David Ekserdjian gives his second Slade Lecture on Michelangelo’s drawings for the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
60 Slade Lectures 2018 (1): Drawing in Italy before 1500 Professor David Ekserdjian gives his first Slade Lecture on Drawing in Italy before 1500. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
61 Charles Gurrey speaks to Niall Munro Sculptor and carver Charles Gurrey talks to Niall Munro about the importance of context, text and material in his design of commemorative sculptures. Charles Gurrey, Niall Munro 24 Apr 2018
62 The promise of the (foreign) image: post-post-internet art from the Philippines (and other notes from the field) An Anthropology Departmental Seminar delivered by Rafael Schacter (University College London) on 1 December 2017 Rafael Schacter 27 Mar 2018
63 Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions Mary Beard and Neil MacGregor in conversation undefined 24 Jan 2018
64 'Art and Attunement', by Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia and Southern Denmark In this talk Rita Felski reported at new research on how we engage with works of art across a broad range (including cat videos) and considered the puzzling question of why we are drawn by some pieces of music, art and literature, and not by others. Rita Felski 19 Dec 2017
65 Printing a Line at the Bodleian Weston Library Printing Press This one-off print comprised text and drawing by artist and writer Tamarin Norwood, concluding her year-long residency at Spike Island Bristol, Tamarin Norwood 13 Dec 2017
66 Core Course: Architects or Artisans? The Builders of the Medieval Cathedrals This lecture forms part of series entitled Introduction to the History of Art, a core course taught to the first year undergraduate History of Art students. Gervase Rosser 07 Dec 2017
67 Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions Book at Lunchtime held on 8th November 2017. Gervase Rosser, Georgi Parpulov, Stefanie Lenk, Kate Cooper 27 Nov 2017
68 Creative Commons The Materiality of the Divine: Aniconism, Iconoclasm, Iconography Professor Salvatore Settis, an archaeologist and art historian, presents a special lecture on the The Materiality of the Divine. Salvatore Settis 23 Nov 2017
69 The Artist and the Stone: Ethnography of an Artistic Process This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Roger Sansi-Roca (Goldsmiths, University of London) on 18 November 2016. Roger Sansi-Roca 31 Jul 2017
70 Images and Influence: The Fetus in Art Professor Carol Sanger, Hon. Fellow, Mansfield College, gives a talk for the Mansfield college lecture series. Carol Sanger 14 Jul 2017
71 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (4) Frozen in History: The Arrival of the Kennedys at Love Field Professor David Lubin gives his final Terra Lecture in American Art on the Kennedys. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
72 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (3) The Ashcan Goes to War: George Bellows, Belligerence, and the Rape of Belgium Professor David Lubin gives his third Terra Lecture in American Art on painter George Bellows. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
73 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (2) Buried Treasure: America’s Great Book Illustrator Howard Pyle and the Silver Screen Professor David Lubin gives his second Terra Lecture in American Art on Howard Pyle’s illustrations of Robin Hood and pirates and their representation in movies. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
74 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (1) Riding into History, Marching into Oblivion: The Civil War, Racial Justice, and the Shaw Memorial Professor David Lubin gives his first Terra Lecture in American Art on the Shaw Memorial in Boston. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
75 Positioning Gandharan Buddhas in Chronology: Significant Coordinates and Anomalies Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 5, 24th March 2017) with Juhyung Rhi. Juhyung Rhi 05 Jun 2017
76 Is it Appropriate to Ask a Celestial Lady's Age? Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 4b, 24th March 2017) with Robert Bracey. Robert Bracey 05 Jun 2017
77 Photo Archives VI: The Place of Photography and the Phases of Digitisation Nina Lager Vestberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) discusses the digital condition of photography through a phase model of digitisation. Nina Lager Vestberg 09 May 2017
78 Photo Archives VI: Archive, Exhibition, Book: 'The Family of Man' Reconstituted Shamoon Zamir (New York University Abu Dhabi) discusses the 'The Family of Man' exhibition and its related archives. Shamoon Zamir 09 May 2017
79 Photo Archives VI: Archiving Royal Heirlooms: The publication of the Crown treasures of the Galerie d'Apollon (Louvre) and its materiality Pascal Griener (University of Neuchatel) discusses photographic reproductions of the French crown jewels made for their auction in 1887. Pascal Griener 09 May 2017
80 Photo Archives VI: From Trash to Treasure: Loss, Value, and the Photo Archive Catherine E. Clark (MIT) discusses the life cycle of anonymous photographic archives. Catherine E. Clark 09 May 2017
81 Photo Archives VI: The Archive in Transition: Reframing Josef Sudek’s Photographic Reproductions of Art Katarina Masterova (Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences) discusses the objecthood of Josef Sudek's photographic archive. Katarína Mašterová 09 May 2017
82 Photo Archives VI: Transports of Vision: Frederic Edwin Church's Photographic Collection of the Mediterranean and Middle East Frederick N. Bohrer (Hood College) discusses Frederic Edwin Church's photographic collection. Frederick N. Bohrer 09 May 2017
83 Photo Archives VI Welcome Day 1 Opening remarks on the first day of the conference. Geraldine Johnson, Deborah Schultz 09 May 2017
84 Creative Commons Art and Diplomacy: Peter Coeke Van Aelst's Journey Constantinople Talitha Schepers discusses the images that Pieter Coecke van Aelst produced of the court of Suleiman I and their links to diplomacy. Talitha Schepers 07 Apr 2017
85 Turner and Catastrophe Franny Moyle gives a talk for Mansfield College. Franny Moyle 22 Mar 2017
86 Ennui by Walter Richard Sickert On Viginia Woolf's interpretation of Walter Sickert's painting of Ennui. Dame Hermione Lee 23 Jan 2017
87 Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus by Édouard Manet Are Eastern Art and Western Art basically the same, and what is painting for? On Édouard Manet, Cézanne and their similarity to Chinese paintings. With Professor Craig Clunas Art History, University of Oxford. Craig Clunas 23 Jan 2017
88 Creative Commons The Visual Brain: 'The House of Deceits of the Sight' Lecture given as part of Brain Awareness Week 2016 Christopher Kennard 22 Aug 2016
89 Shakespeare and Music Alice Harberd, Michael Dobson, Fleur Smith, Adriana Stoiber, and Simon Smith discuss Shakespeare and Music. Alice Harberd, Michael Dobson, Fleur Smith, Adriana Stoiber 25 Jul 2016
90 Jan Brueghel and his Views of Italian Ruins This lecture forms part of a series entitled "Antiquity After Antiquity" and is for first year Undergraduate History of Art students. It was delivered at the University of Oxford History of Art Department. An Van Camp 11 Jul 2016
91 Creative Commons Authenticity Three speakers examine Authenticity in the 8th Unconscious Memory seminar. Andrew Parker, Hannah Drayson, Matthew Reynolds 04 Jul 2016
92 Creative Commons And all this time it dwells behind the door Annie Freud, the award-winning poet and artist, will talk about where her poems come from, her development as an artist and writer, and the relationship between her poems and paintings. Annie Freud, Sowon Park 04 Jul 2016
93 The charm of 'things': ethnography and performance Marta Rosa Jardim (UNIFESP, Brazil) examines the role of sculptures of Hindu gods in Mozambique and the influence of art history on her anthropological research (20 May 2016) Marta Rosa Jardim 15 Jun 2016
94 Creative Commons Core Course: Modernism and Post-modernism This lecture forms part of a series entitled "Art History: Concepts and Methods" and is for second year Undergraduate and MSt History of Art students. It was delivered at the University of Oxford History of Art Department. Alex J. Taylor 29 Mar 2016
95 'Death Masks: Facing the Dead' Emily Knight gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Emily Knight 24 Nov 2015
96 M. C. Escher - Artist, Mathematician, Man M.C. Escher is known as the mathematician's (and hippie's) favourite artist. But why? And was Escher, a man who claimed he knew no mathematics, really a mathematical genius? Roger Penrose, Jon Chapman, Alain Goriely, Clem Hitchcock 28 Oct 2015
97 Periodic Tales Author Hugh Aldersey-Williams, historian of science Jo Hedesan and chemist Peter Battle discuss the ways in which the elements continue to inspire us today Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Jo Hedesan, Peter Battle 13 Oct 2015
98 Creative Commons Exploring psychiatry through images and objects Dr Charlotte Allan, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, gives a talk in conjunction with the University Engagement Programme at the Ashmolean Museum. Charlotte Allan 13 Oct 2015
99 Between Art and Architecture A lecture by celebrated artist Maya Lin Maya Lin 06 Aug 2015
100 Marks on canvas, stone, wood and paper: the Genius of the Bodleian Portrait Collection Dana Josephson gives a talk for the Marks of Genius Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries series. Dana Josephson 08 Jul 2015