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1 The End of Peace and Optimism: Assessing the Changing Character of War A 'deliberately provocative' assessment of contemporary conflict. Rob Johnson 16 Oct 2017
2 Creative Commons Nuremberg Was Not the First International Criminal Tribunal - by a Long Shot Ziv Bohrer, Assistant Professor at Bar-Ilan University, gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series on the pre-WWII history of international criminal law. Ziv Bohrer 11 Oct 2017
3 Lincoln Leads in History This Lincoln Leads instalment debates a long standing historical inquiry: 'Is revolution always about religion?' Samuel Brewitt-Taylor, George Artley, Richard Spencer, Sarah Bochicchio 22 Sep 2017
4 Marconi and media history Dr Noah Arceneaux, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Media Studies, San Diego State University, Byrne-Bussey Marconi Visiting Fellow 2016-17, Bodleian Library, talks about the history of wireless broadcasting and the Bodleian Marconi Archive. Noah Arceneaux 14 Sep 2017
5 Creative Commons Music and Morale in the British Army, 1914-1918 Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Emma Hanna 12 Sep 2017
6 Creative Commons From Bandage Wallahs to Knights of the Red Cross: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War Dr Jessica Meyer (Leeds) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Jessica Meyer 12 Sep 2017
7 Creative Commons Ego-Documents and Official History: Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria's Diary and the Battle for Memory, 1914-39 Dr Jonathan Boff (University of Birmingham) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Jonathan Boff 12 Sep 2017
8 Creative Commons The Fortress: A Case Study of Total War in the East, 1914-15 Professor Alexander Watson (Goldsmith's University) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Alexander Watson 12 Sep 2017
9 Creative Commons Enmity or empathy? Jacques Rivière's L'Allemand Dr Arabella Hobbs (University of Pennsylvania) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Arabella Hobbs 12 Sep 2017
10 Creative Commons Kde domov muj and Wacht am Rhein: Singing Loyalty and Disloyalty in Habsburg Bohemia during the First World War Dr Tamara Scheer (Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Historical Social Science/Institute for East European History, University of Vienna) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Tamara Scheer 12 Sep 2017
11 Creative Commons Rescuing Maritime Strategy from the Continental Commitment: Julian Corbett's analysis of Gallipoli and Jutland in the Official History of Naval Operations Professor Andrew Lambert (King’s College London), gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Andrew Lambert 12 Sep 2017
12 Creative Commons Scholarly identities in war and peace: the Paris Peace Conference and the mobilization of intellect Dr Tomás Irish (Swansea University), gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Tomás Irish 12 Sep 2017
13 Creative Commons Victorious in name only: The Portuguese Republic and its empire at war, 1916-1918 Professor Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses (Maynooth University), gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses 12 Sep 2017
14 Creative Commons Tabriz under two rival empires: Ottomans and Russians during the Great War Fatemeh Masjedi (Zentrum Moderner Orient) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Fatemeh Masjedi 12 Sep 2017
15 Bernardine Evaristo on writing Britain’s Black histories In conversation with Dr Zoe Norridge and Marsha Hutchinson, Bernardine Evaristo reads from and discusses her remarkable verse novel, The Emperor’s Babe (2001), which tells the story of a African girl growing up in Roman London in 211 AD. Bernardine Evaristo, Zoe Norridge, Marsha Hutchinson 25 Aug 2017
16 Kamila Shamsie on writing history in A God in Every Stone Author Kamila Shamsie reads from her 2014 novel A God in Every Stone, and discusses it with Prof. Elleke Boehmer and the audience. Kamila Shamsie, Elleke Boehmer 25 Aug 2017
17 Late Gandharan Chronology: The 3rd to 6th Century Period, Concluding Discussion Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 6, 24th March 2017) with Dr. Kurt Behrendt and Peter Stewart Kurt Behrendt, Peter Stewart 25 Jul 2017
18 On the Chronology of Stupa Relic Practice in Afghanistan and Dharmarajika, Pakistan, and its Implications for the rise of Popularity of Image Cult, How Can We Use Inscriptions to Help us Date Gandhāran Art? Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 4a, 24th March 2017) with Wannaporn Rienjang, Stefan Baums Wannaporn Rienjang, Stefan Baums 25 Jul 2017
19 Welcome and Introduction, Numismatic Evidence and the Date of Kanishka, Buddhist Art’s Late Bloomer: The Genius and Influence of Gandhara Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 1, 23rd March 2017) with Dr. Peter Stewart, Joe Cribb and Prof. Monika Zin Peter Stewart, Joe Cribb, Monika Zin 25 Jul 2017
20 Recent Archaeological Excavations and their Relevance to Chronology Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 2, 23rd March 2017) with Dr. Abdul Samad, Anna Filigenzi, Luca Olivieri. Abdul Samad, Anna Filigenzi, Luca Olivieri 25 Jul 2017
21 On Some Similarities between Gandharan Toilet-Trays and the Earliest Buddhist Art of Northern India Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 3, 23rd March 2017) with Prof. Ciro Lo Muzio Ciro Lo Muzio 25 Jul 2017
22 The Maker’s Share in the Making of the Greek City The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Alain Duplouy Alain Duplouy 25 Jul 2017
23 Individuality and Innovation in Greek Sculpture: A View from the Athenian Agora The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Prof. Andrew Stewart Andrew Stewart 25 Jul 2017
24 Craft Apprenticeships and Multi-Craft Competencies in Classical Antiquity The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Eleni Hasani. Eleni Hasaki 25 Jul 2017
25 Transmission and Transformation of the Visual Repertoire: The Vase-Painter’s Choices The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Prof. François Lissarrague Francois Lissarrague 25 Jul 2017
26 Working the Makers or Making the Workers? Agency and Status in Athenian Sculpture The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (26th September 2016) with Dr. Helle Hochscheid Helle Hochscheid 25 Jul 2017
27 Response The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Jas Elsner Jas Elsner 25 Jul 2017
28 Collingwood, Agency, and the Archaeological Imagination: Style as Intention in Late Classical Attic Sculpture The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (26th September 2016) with Prof. Peter Schultz Peter Schultz 25 Jul 2017
29 The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art: Welcome and Introduction The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (26th September 2016) with Dr. Peter Stewart Peter Stewart 25 Jul 2017
30 The Foundry Cup The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Serafina Cuomo. Serafina Cuomo 25 Jul 2017
31 Beware of Athenians Signing Pots The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Thomas Mannack. Thomas Mannack 25 Jul 2017
32 Teaching the Codex 3: Summary David d'Avray, UCL, gives a talk for the Teaching the Codex seminar series. David D'avray 14 Jul 2017
33 Teaching the Codex 2: Material and Digital Henrike Lähnemann gives a talk for the Teaching the Codex seminar series. Henrike Lähnemann 12 Jul 2017
34 Teaching the Codex 1: Codicology Daniel Wakelin gives a talk for the Teaching the Codex seminar series. Daniel Wakelin 12 Jul 2017
35 The Quill Project: Modelling and Visualizing the Creation of the American Constitution Dr Nicholas Cole and Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman discuss the Quill Project, a software platform developed to aid research and teaching of the history of Parliamentary-style negotiations, and particularuarly the creation of the Constitution of the United States. Nicholas Cole, Alfie Abdul-Rahman 05 Jul 2017
36 Seeing is Believing: Computer vision and machine learning for image collections Giles Bergel gives a talk on using new technologies to understand the history of books and printing. Giles Bergel 05 Jul 2017
37 Images of Mithra Book at Lunchtime discussion Dominic Dalglish, Josephine Quinn, Elleke Boehmer, Robert Bracey 03 Jul 2017
38 Creative Commons Terra Lectures in American Art 2017 (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
39 Creative Commons Terra Lectures in American Art 2017 (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
40 Creative Commons Terra Lectures in American Art 2017 (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
41 Creative Commons Terra Lectures in American Art 2017 (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
42 The Gaisford Lecture 2017: Was Anacreon more inclined to lust or drunkenness? Professor Hans Bernsdorff gives the 2017 Gaisford Lecture. Hans Bernsdorff 13 Jun 2017
43 Writing an Arab Officer into the 1948 War for Palestine Professor Laila Parsons (McGill University), gives a talk for the Middle East seminar series. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford). Laila Parsons, Eugene Rogan 09 May 2017
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 Photo Archives VI: Saving Space, Mediating Place: Photography and the Reproduction of Collections and Archives Estelle Blaschke (University of Lausanne) discusses the development and growth in use of microfilm during the 1920s and 1930s. Estelle Blaschke 09 May 2017
49 Photo Archives VI: Photography as Protocol Kelley Wilder (De Montfort University) discusses photography as a scientific protocol Kelley Wilder 09 May 2017
50 Photo Archives VI: The Laboratory as Photo Archive Chitra Ramalingam (Yale University) discusses photographic collections within science laboratories Chitra Ramalingam 09 May 2017
51 Photo Archives VI: Vision in Doubt: Arctic Photography, Victorian Geology, and its Anglo-American Debates Luke Gartlan (University of St Andrews) discusses Victorian arctic photography in The Arctic Regions (1873) and an unpublished album. Luke Gartlan 09 May 2017
52 Photo Archives VI: Sticking points: Photographic albums and the forgetful archives of Egyptian archaeology Christina Riggs (University of East Anglia) discusses the 'forgetfulness' of photo albums from excavations in colonial and interwar Egypt. Christina Riggs 09 May 2017
53 Photo Archives VI: The Relational Album: Photographic Networks, Anthropology, and the Learned Society Christopher Morton (University of Oxford) discusses the concept of the relational museum applied to an album from the Anthropological Society in London. Christopher Morton 09 May 2017
54 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
55 Photo Archives VI Welcome Day 2 Opening remarks on the second day of the conference. Constanza Caraffa 09 May 2017
56 Photo Archives VI Welcome Day 1 Opening remarks on the first day of the conference. Geraldine Johnson, Deborah Schultz 09 May 2017
57 Germs Revisited On Thursday 16 March 2017, Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown gave a talk with Dr Jamie Lorimer (School of Geography and the Environment) and Dr Nicola Fawcett (Medical Sciences Division) on the subject of Germs Revisited. Emilie Taylor-Brown, Jamie Lorimer, Nicola Fawcett, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 25 Apr 2017
58 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
59 Was There History in the Middle Ages? Did medieval writers think they were writing history? This talk takes a closer look at the various forms of ‘history’ during this period. Emily A. Winkler is (John Cowdrey Junior Research Fellow in History). Emily A Winkler 03 Apr 2017
60 The Lure of Paris: The Republic of Letters and Eighteenth-Century Speed-Dating Final talk of the Besterman Enlightenment Workshop 2017, Laurence Brockliss explains the popularity of Paris as a place to visit in the 18th century and explores the opportunities for and obstacles to making contacts in the European Republic of Letters. Laurence Brockliss 22 Mar 2017
61 Law: Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century Professor Rodolfo Savelli, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova, gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 10th March 2017. Rodolfo Savelli 13 Mar 2017
62 Theology: The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles Dr Paul Needham, Scheide Library, Princeton University Library gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 3rd March 2017. Paul Needham 06 Mar 2017
63 Manuscript Studies: Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth century. Demetrius Damilas between Milan and Florence Nigel Wilson, fellow of Lincoln College, reads a lecture written by Dr David Speranzi, Firenze, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento. Dr Speranzi was unable to attend the recording of this lecture so Nigel Wilson read in his absence. David Speranzi, Nigel Wilson 28 Feb 2017
64 The shock of the new: cultural amnesia, trans erasure, and what we can do about it Activist and author CN Lester talks about the need for queer/trans history in a world that too often forgets that variations in gender and desire have always been with us. CN Lester 24 Feb 2017
65 Economics: The Price of Books in Early Modern Europe: An Economic Perspective Dr Jeremiah Dittmar, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, gives a talk on 10th February 2017. Jeremiah Dittmar 22 Feb 2017
66 The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard The book's author Sondra Hausner (Professor of Anthropology, University of Oxford) will explore the issues raised in her book. Sondra Hausner, Bridget Anderson, Diane Watt, Antonia Fitzpatrick 10 Feb 2017
67 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
68 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
69 Meissen porcelain chocolate cup and tea bowl On arranged marriages among royalty. Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly 23 Jan 2017
70 Arab robe worn by T. E. Lawrence On Lawrence of Arabia and wearing Arab robes. T. E. Lawrence, or Lawrence of Arabia was infamous for his scruffy appearance when in the British Khaki uniform, and wore it as little as possible. Eugene Rogan 23 Jan 2017
71 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
72 Mummified Child On growing up and dying in ancient and modern populations. Sarah Harper 23 Jan 2017
73 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
74 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
75 Évariste Galois Oxford graduate students discuss the life and work of 19th century French mathematical prodigy Évariste Galois Aled Walker, Chris Nicholls, Benjamin Green. 18 Jan 2017
76 Staging History: favourite objects and concluding thoughts The series concludes with each of the contributors discussing an object that particularly stands out for them from the exhibition items and what it reveals about staging history in this period. Michael Burden, David Kennerley, Susan Valladares 14 Dec 2016
77 History on stage In this episode, the contributors discuss why history so frequently featured on stage in this period, and the significance of the historical events that these dramas staged for contemporary audiences. Michael Burden, David Kennerley, Susan Valladares 14 Dec 2016
78 Theatre in the ‘Long Regency’ era This episode gives a brief introduction to the history of this period, beginning with the American War of Independence and culminating in the early years of the reign of Queen Victoria. Michael Burden, David Kennerley, Susan Valladares 14 Dec 2016
79 Concert at the Mariensee Convent with the Oxford Bach Soloists Concert at the Mariensee Convent with the Oxford Bach Soloists (A lecture-recital tracing the origins of Bach's Cantata 'Christ lag in Todesbanden' (BWV 4) at Mariensee Convent in Northern Germany. Henrike Lähnemann, The Oxford Bach Soloists, Alex Lloyd 05 Dec 2016
80 Singing the Reformation A film by Alex Lloyd about the Oxford Bach Soloists' recent tour to Northern Germany as part of the knowledge-exchange project 'Recording the Reformation', led by Prof. Henrike Lähnemann at the University of Oxford. Alex Lloyd 05 Dec 2016
81 Varieties of Resistance, Professor Margaret MacMillan: Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture 2015 Professor Margaret MacMillan’s Lecture, Varieties of Resistance was held at Mansfield College, Oxford on the 19th of November 2015 and was introduced by the Principal of Mansfield College, Baroness Helena Kennedy. Margaret MacMillan 25 Nov 2016
82 Visualising 150 Years of Correspondence between the US and Germany Felix Krawatzek (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford) gives the fourth talk in the conference. Félix Krawatzek 02 Nov 2016
83 Celebrating Diversity: An LGBTQ+ Tour of Oxford University’s Museums and Collections Beth Asbury, Assistant to the Director and Administration Team, Pitt Rivers Museum, gives a short talk for Oxford University Museums Staff Conference. Beth Asbury 31 Oct 2016
84 Interacting with Artefacts, Oxfordshire Collections Project Stephen Barker, Oxfordshire County Council Museums Service, gives a short talk for Oxford University Museums Staff Conference. Stephen Barker 31 Oct 2016
85 The American election of 1896 Host Aled Walker is joined by DPhil students Nonie Kubie and Daniel Rowe to discuss the American presidential election of 1896, a fascinating and pivotal moment in American history. Aled Walker, Nonie Kubie, Dan Rowe 21 Oct 2016
86 Creative Commons Shakespeare and the Victorians Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for Shakespeare Oxford 2016 series. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 19 Oct 2016
87 ‘Exiled Children’ and the Easter Rising: America and Irish Independence Robert Schmuhl (Notre Dame) gives a talk on the Easter Rising as part of the American History Research Seminar series. Robert Schmuhl 19 Oct 2016
88 Women in Oxford's History: Rose Potter Clarributt Exploring the life of Rose Potter Clarributt: long-serving matron of the Radcliffe Infirmary Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, Hannah Newson 19 Oct 2016
89 Women in Oxford's History: Elizabeth Wordsworth Exploring the life of Elizabeth Wordsworth: founding principal of Lady Margaret Hall and founder of St Hugh's College Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds 19 Oct 2016
90 Women in Oxford's History: Maria Czaplicka Exploring the life of Maria Czaplicka: Polish anthropologist of Siberian indigenous people Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, Jaanika Vider 19 Oct 2016
91 Women in Oxford's History: Ida Busbridge Exploring the life of Ida Busbridge: promoter of women's education at St Hugh's College Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, Bethany White 19 Oct 2016
92 Women in Oxford's History: Kofoworola Moore Exploring the life of Kofoworola Moore: first black woman to graduate from the University of Oxford Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, JC Niala 19 Oct 2016
93 Women in Oxford's History: C. Violet Butler Exploring the life of C. Violet Buter: philanthropist, social researcher, and educator Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, Kathryne Crossley 19 Oct 2016
94 Creative Commons Penicillin and the Legacy of Norman Heatley Dr Eric Sidebottom and Professor David Cranston talk about the story of penicillin and the legacy of Norman Heatley (1911 – 2004) who was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin. Eric Sidebottom, David Cranston 01 Sep 2016
95 Creative Commons Historian and Capability Brown expert, Dr Oliver Cox (Univ, 2006) Dr Oliver Cox shares his passion for England’s greatest landscape designer, Capability Brown, in an interview recorded for the tercentenary celebrations of Brown’s birth. Oliver Cox 15 Aug 2016
96 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
97 Alumni Day 2015 - Microscopic and Macroscopic. Rhythmic prose and historical themes in Plutarch's 'Lives' and Appian's 'Civil Wars' Gregory Hutchinson on rhythmic prose and historical themes in Plutarch's 'Lives' and Appian's 'Civil Wars' Gregory Hutchinson 20 Jul 2016
98 Creative Commons Cultural and historical implications of non-destructive analyses on mesoamerican codices Davide Domenici discusses cultural and historical implications of non-destructive analyses on mesoamerican codices. Davide Domenici 11 Jul 2016
99 Creative Commons An Evidence-based Assessment and Visualization of the Distribution, Sale, and Reception of Books in the Renaissance Cristina Dondi, (Modern Languages, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the 2016 Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. Cristina Dondi 08 Jul 2016
100 Creative Commons Is the Taj Mahal Pakistani? Teaching Pakistani History - Teaching Pakistanis History Akbar Zaidi speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 Akbar Zaidi 06 Jul 2016