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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Transformation through Ritual: Bodies as Sacred Space A seminar of the Anthropology Research Group at Oxford on Eastern Medicines and Religions. Dr Ann R. David (University of Roehampton) focuses on Tamil worshippers in the UK to discuss the role of ritual in religion and dance. 18 January 2017. Ann R. David 26 Jul 2017
2 The Remedy: Hinduism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Matthew Martin, a DPhil student at of Oxford whose work focuses on Hindu traditions. They discuss the great variety of Hindu approaches to healing, from ayuverda to yoga and deliverance from evil spirits. Naomi Richman, Matthew Martin 08 May 2017
3 Creative Commons Beyond the Topkapi Palace: Space, Status and Commensurability in the Venetian Diplomatic Experience Maxwell Hudson discusses how diplomacy at the Ottoman court was marked by ceremonies across the city and in everyday interactions between ambassadors and Ottoman officials. Maxwell Hudson 07 Apr 2017
4 Creative Commons How to protect your newborn from neonatal death: spirits and infant feeding practices in the Gambia A seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Group by Sarah O'Neill of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (10 November 2014) Sarah O'Neill 13 Apr 2015
5 Experimenting with field experiments: moving the lab into the field in ethnographic research In this Anthropology departmental seminar from 8 November 2013, Dimitris Xygalatas (Aarhus and Masaryk Universities) investigates ritual behaviour, bringing it into the lab, to work out why people put themselves through such ordeals Dimitris Xygalatas 03 Feb 2014
6 Creative Commons 4. Human Sacrifice in the Mesoamerican Cultures Dr Laura Rival talks to Tim Howles about her chapter 'The Aztec Sacrificial Complex' Laura Rival, Tim Howles 27 Jan 2014
7 Creative Commons Conceptualizing new age and neopagan ritual (17 May 2013) In this seminar, Professor Michael Houseman (l'École pratique des hautes études, Paris) presents a brief analysis of several small ceremonies to make a theoretical argument about ritual in a new age and neopagan context. Michael Houseman 13 Nov 2013