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1 Episode 16: 'The Rough and the Refined: Sensing the Luxurious and the Everyday' – PART 2 Dr Juanjo García-Granero (Postdoctoral Researcher, Archaeology) explores the senses in grand and ordinary living, through examining a Minoan cooking vessel. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Juanjo García-Granero, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
2 Episode 15: 'The Rough and the Refined: Sensing the Luxurious and the Everyday' – PART 1 Clare Gardom (DPhil Student, Classics) explores the senses in grand and ordinary living, through examining textiles from Classical Egypt. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Clare Gardom, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
3 Episode 14: 'Making Sense of Death' – PART 2 In this episode, Alexis Gorby (DPhil Student, Archaeology) looks at glass from the Roman catacombs to explore how ancient and contemporary cultures use the senses to make sense of death. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Alexis Gorby, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
4 Episode 13: 'Making Sense of Death' – PART 1 Dr Carrie Ryan (Postdoctoral Researcher, Anthropology) uses Angela Palmer’s Ashmolean Mummy Boy 3 to explore how ancient and contemporary cultures use the senses to make sense of death. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Carrie Ryan, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
5 Episode 12: 'Stripping Back to Sharpen the Senses: A Holy Face and a Waterfall Vase' – PART 2 Yayoi Teramoto Kimura (DPhil Student, Computational Neuroscience) focuses on a twentieth-century Japanese vase to demonstrate how artists can engage our senses through a pared down approach. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Yayoi Teramoto Kimura, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
6 Episode 11: 'Stripping Back to Sharpen the Senses: A Holy Face and a Waterfall Vase' – PART 1 Eleanor Townsend (DPhil Student, History of Art) focuses on a seventeenth-century Spanish painting to demonstrate how artists can engage our senses by focusing on a pared down approach. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Eleanor Townsend, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
7 Episode 10: 'Sights for Sore Eyes: Reading the Senses in Religious and Cultural Pilgrimage' – PART 2 Jasmine Proteau (DPhil Student, History) uses an eighteenth-century carriage clock to explore the significance of the senses in reading and travelling to centres of culture and spiritual salvati. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast Jasmine Proteau, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
8 Episode 9: Sights for Sore Eyes: Reading the Senses in Religious and Cultural Pilgrimage' – PART 1 Raphaela Rohrhofer (DPhil Student, English) uses the Alfred Jewel and the reliquary casket of St Thomas Becket to explore the significance of the senses in reading and travelling. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Raphaela Rohrhofer, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
9 Episode 8: 'Altered States of Body: The Power of the Senses in Ritual and Revelry' – PART 2 In this episode, Helena Guzik (DPhil Student, History of Art) analyses Indian pilgrim stamps to show how objects have the power to transform us, engaging the senses to alter the body. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Helena Guzik, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
10 Episode 7: 'Altered States of Body: The Power of the Senses in Ritual and Revelry' – PART 1 In this episode, Dr Hugo Shakeshaft (Postdoctoral Researcher, Classics) analyses a Greek symposium cup to show how objects have the power to transform us, engaging the senses to alter the body. Further reading:https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Hugo Shakeshaft, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
11 Episode 6: 'Sensory Intoxication: Getting Drunk From Oxford to Iran' – PART 2 Jonny Lawrence (DPhil Student, Oriental Institute) looks at an Iranian tile scene to explore how drunkenness and intoxication play a big role in the visual culture of the senses. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Jonny Lawrence, Christy Callaway-Gale 12 Jul 2019
12 Episode 5: 'Sensory Intoxication: Getting Drunk from Oxford to Iran' – PART 1 Sian Witherden (DPhil Student, English) uses a medieval puzzle jug to explore how drunkenness and intoxication play a big role in the visual culture of the senses. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Sian Witherden, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
13 Episode 4: 'The Senses and Disease: A Renaissance Perfume Burner and a Victorian Poisonous Bookcase' – PART 2 In this episode, Amélie Bonney (DPhil Student, History of Science) examines a toxic Victorian bookcase to discover the sensory world of disease. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Amélie Bonney, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
14 Episode 3: 'The Senses and Disease: A Renaissance Perfume Burner and a Victorian Poisonous Bookcase – PART 1 In this episode, Christy Callaway-Gale (DPhil Student, Medieval and Modern Languages) examines a Renaissance Italian perfume burner to discover the sensory world of disease. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
15 Music, Empathy and Cultural Understanding In this TORCH Talk, Professor Eric Clarke talks about 'Music, Empathy and Cultural Understanding' at the Ashmolean Museum's Supersonic LiveFriday. Eric Clarke 04 Jul 2017
16 Orchestral Musicians' Experiences: Inside Out In this TORCH Talk, Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey presents on 'Orchestral Musicians' Experiences: Inside Out' at the Ashmolean Museum's Supersonic LiveFriday. Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey 04 Jul 2017
17 Felas Octavi New research reveals that this sling bullet is much ruder than previously thought. Prof. Alison Cooley discusses this with Dr Jane Masséglia and Dr Hannah Cornwell in the Ashmolean's updated Reading and Writing Gallery. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 11 Apr 2017
18 A Tristan Tile in the Ashmolean Henrike Lähnemann (Professor of Medieval German Literature) delivers a talk as part of the Creative Multilingualism and TORCH Bitesize Talks at Linguamania, Ashmolean Museum. Henrike Lähnemann 21 Feb 2017
19 Lion Statue On whether there were ever lions in Egypt. Today, there are no lions roaming wild in north Africa, but evidence from ancient Egypt suggests that lions once did. David Whyte Macdonald 23 Jan 2017
20 Henry VIII Renaissance Medal On Henry VIII and the Founding of the Church of England Minted at London in 1545, this medal shows a bust of Henry VIII, with inscriptions in Hebrew and Greek on the reverse. Diarmaid MacCulloch 23 Jan 2017
21 Meissen porcelain chocolate cup and tea bowl On arranged marriages among royalty. Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly 23 Jan 2017
22 Silver-gilt carriage clock This travelling calendar carriage clock dates to 1747–1823. Why would such a clock need to have both lunar and sun time represented on it? With Professor Chris Lintott Astrophysics, University of Oxford. Chris Lintott 23 Jan 2017
23 Carved Stone Ball We still do not know why these stone balls were created. They date to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, between 3200 and 1500 BC. Marcus du Sautoy 23 Jan 2017
24 Tombstone of a Muslim girl On what were people’s feelings about death and the dead in North Africa a thousand years ago? What does this tombstone tell us? With Professor Julia Bray, Arabic, University of Oxford. Julia Bray 23 Jan 2017
25 FRIGHT Friday - Fear of Cats and Other Phobias Professor Sally Shuttleworth gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Sally Shuttleworth 12 Dec 2016
26 FRIGHT Friday - Parenting, Fear, Hope and Salvation Dr Joshua Hordern gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Joshua Hordern 12 Dec 2016
27 FRIGHT Friday - Embodying Life and Death Professor Cathy Morgan gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Cathy Morgan 12 Dec 2016
28 Heroes and Villains in Game of Thrones Dr Carolyne Larrington gives a talk about Game of Thrones and the often complicated morality its characters have. Part of the Ashmolean Live Friday event on 29th January 2016. Carolyne Larrington 10 Feb 2016
29 Great men and fallen heroes Jessica Goodman explores how the meaning of ‘hero’ shifted in France in the late eighteenth-century in this TORCH Bite-Size talk at the Ashmolean Museum LiveFriday. jessica Goodman 08 Feb 2016
30 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
31 Invisible Digital in Museums Anjanesh Babu, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk on the different roles and uses IT has in museums Anjanesh Babu 21 Oct 2014
32 Collections and commercial enterprise Dec McCarthy, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk on the commercial aspects of the Ashmoelan Museum Dec McCarthy 21 Oct 2014
33 Crowdsourcing and community groups Alison Roberts, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk on how the museums are crowdsourcing ideas from community groups to improve collections and exhibitions Alison Roberts 21 Oct 2014
34 Redeveloping the Ashmolean Greece Galleries Susan Walker, Ashmolean Museum, gives a talk on how the Ashmolean museum is redevloping thier Ancient Greece exhibitions Susan Walker 21 Oct 2014
35 Egypt and the Ashmolean – 5 millennia of collections care part two Mark Norman, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum, concludes his talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Mark Norman 17 Sep 2014
36 Ancient Worlds: Open Data, Mobile Web, Haptics, Digital Touch Stephen Devine, Digital Communications Officer, and Sam Sportun, Collection Care Manager/Senior Conservator, Manchester Museum give a talk for the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Stephen Devine, Sam Sportun 17 Sep 2014
37 Bringing it all together in the Artifact Lab: Conservation, research, display, interpretation Molly Gleeson, Rockwell Project Conservator, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Molly Gleeson 17 Sep 2014
38 Reflecting on Egyptian Pigments: the use of Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) for pigment analysis at the Fitzwilliam Museum Jennifer Marchant, Antiquities Conservator and Abigail Granville, Pigment Analyst, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, give a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Jennifer Marchant, Abigail Granville 17 Sep 2014
39 On not exhibiting a corpse: the Mummy Chamber, Brooklyn Museum Lisa Bruno, Head Objects Conservator, Brooklyn Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Lisa Bruno 17 Sep 2014
40 King Menkaure in Motion: the metamorphosis of a Monolithic royal sculpture from the Old Kingdom Susanne Gänsicke, Conservator; Matthew Siegal, Chair of Conservation and Collections Management, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gives a talk for the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Susanne Gänsicke 17 Sep 2014
41 Problems and possibilities for the Petrie Museum’s pottery display Susanna Pancaldo, Senior Conservator, UCL Museums and Collections, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Susanna Pancaldo 17 Sep 2014
42 The importance of technical analysis and research for the conservation and display of archaeological garments Anne Kwaspen, Conservator of the Archaeological Textile Collection, Katoen Natie, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Anne Kwaspen 17 Sep 2014
43 Mummy case saved by LEGO: a collaborative approach to conservation of an Ancient Egyptian cartonnage Sophie Rowe, Conservator; Julie Dawson, Senior Assistant Keeper, Conservation, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Sophie Rowe 17 Sep 2014
44 Evolving Attitudes: past and present treatment of Egyptian Collections of the Oriental Institute Alison Whyte, Associate Conservator, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Alison Whyte 17 Sep 2014
45 The Stair of Glory: The Meet‐and‐Greet Gallery – a unique dramatic gallery at the Grand Egyptian Museum Mohamed Gamal Rashed, Curator, Museum Display and Research Director, The Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza, Egypt, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Mohamed Gamal Rashed 17 Sep 2014
46 The APPEAR Collaboration: a comparative study of ancient mummy portraits Maria Svoboda, Associate Conservator of the Antiquities Department, J. Paul Getty Museum, California gives a talk for the Maria Svoboda 17 Sep 2014
47 Seeing Mummy Portraits: preparation for display in 2011 and recent collaborative investigation Jevon Thistlewood, Paintings Conservator, Ashmolean Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections Jevon Thistlewood 17 Sep 2014
48 Raising the Dead: bringing design concepts to display Daniel Bone, Deputy Head of Conservation, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. The co-author is Sue Barker, Preventative Conservator, Ashmolean Museum. Daniel Bone 17 Sep 2014
49 Vertically Challenging: the investigation and conservation of a deteriorated coffin for vertical display Bronwen Roberts, Conservator, British Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections. The Co-Author is Nicky Lobaton, Objects Conservator, Ashmolean Museum Bronwen Roberts 17 Sep 2014
50 The Redevelopment of the Ashmolean’s Egypt and Nubia Galleries – designing and building the new galleries Stuart Cade, Partner in Charge, Rick Mather Architects, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections Stuart Cade 17 Sep 2014
51 Egypt and the Ashmolean – 5 millennia of collections care part one Mark Norman, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Mark Norman 17 Sep 2014
52 Introduction to the Egyptian Collections Liam McNamara, Assistant Keeper for Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Ashmolean Museum, gives the first talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Liam McNamara 17 Sep 2014
53 Xu Bing: Documentary A short documentary about artist Xu Bing, created by the Ashmolean Museum for Art and Archaeology. Xu Bing 07 May 2013
54 Creative Commons 3.4 The Ashmolean: Eastern Art Online Digitisation Paul Groves talks about Cultural Heritage and his role as project manager for the Ashmolean Eastern Art Online Website in part 4/6 of the lecture "How has technology transformed access and dissemination?". Paul Groves 18 Feb 2013
55 Creative Commons 1.3 The Unique Cultural Resource of the Ashmolean Museum Dr Christopher Brown (Director of the Ashmolean Museum) delivers part 3/6 of the lecture "What can the University contribute and how can it benefit?". Christopher Brown 18 Feb 2013
56 Creative Commons 1.1 Introduction to the Cultural Heritage Forum Donna Kurtz introduces the series and asks 'What can the University contribute and how can it benefit?'. Donna Kurtz 18 Feb 2013
57 The Ashmolean Collection and the Formation of Ancient Egyptian Art Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Professor john Baines gives a talk on the Ashmolean Museum and its collection of ancient Egyptian art. John Baines 02 Nov 2010
58 The Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History An introduction to the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Oxford University 12 Sep 2008