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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 Cultural Citizenship in India: Politics, Power and Media Cultural Citizenship in India argues that citizenship is an ongoing and evolving discursive project. Further, it studies the role of culture and different media in the process of citizen-making by taking postcolonial India as its case study. Lion König, Polly O'hanlon, Sundas Ali, Peter Frankopan 13 Jul 2018
16 Reni Eddo-Lodge in conversation with Rebecca Surender Reni Eddo-Lodge (author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race and winner of the Jhalak Prize 2018), in conversation with Dr Rebecca Surender (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Advocate for Diversity, University of Oxford). Reni Eddo-Lodge, Rebecca Surender 28 Jun 2018
17 Curating the exhibition 'Designing English' Daniel Wakelin talks about the concept behind the exhibition 'Designing English: Graphics on the Medieval Page' in the Weston Library, Oxford, and about the thrill of working with original material from the Bodleian collection at Oxford Medieval Studies. Daniel Wakelin, Henrike Lähnemann 23 Feb 2018
18 Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions Mary Beard and Neil MacGregor in conversation undefined 24 Jan 2018
19 Complexity in our multiple identities: the 2017 Disability Lecture University of Oxford Annual Disability Lecture Dan Holloway, Torø Graven, Rebecca Surender, Marie Tidball 10 Jul 2017
20 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
21 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
22 Everything in Everything: Anaxagoras's Metaphysics Book at Lunchtime discussion Anna Marmodoro, Elleke Boehmer, Naoya Iwata, Simona Aimar 06 Jun 2017
23 Volcanoes: Natural Disaster Narratives and the Environment in Caribbean Literature A panel discussion Elleke Boehmer, Imaobong Umoren, Richard Scholar, Anne Castro 05 Jun 2017
24 Creative Commons Conversation with Wole Soyinka A wide-ranging conversation between Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and members of the Ertegun House community. Topics include the status of African literature, the relationship between creativity and ideology, Brexit, and Bob Dylan. Wole Soyinka 27 Oct 2016
25 Creative Commons TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 4, University of Oxford, 19 October 2016 Gender and Authority Seminar 4: Sahba Shayani (University of Oxford) and Victoria Van Hyning (University of Oxford). Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 22 Oct 2016
26 Creative Commons TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 3, University of Oxford, 1 June 2016 Gender and Authority Seminar 3: Lynn Ellen Burkett (Western Caroline University) and Alexis Brown (University of Oxford). Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 22 Oct 2016
27 TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 2, University of Oxford, 11 May 2016 Gender and Authority Seminar 2: Amy Donovan Blondell, ‘Gender, Self-determination and Authority: Homeless Young Women Navigate Life on the Road’. Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 06 Jul 2016
28 Creative Commons Tom Stoppard Lecture Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard delivers a public lecture Tom Stoppard 05 Jul 2016
29 How English Became English A Book at Lunchtime discussion looking at the English language and how it is developing with Simon Horobin, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Martin Wynne, Philip Durkin and Susie Dent. Simon Horobin, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Martin Wynne, Philip Durkin 06 May 2016
30 Knowledge Exchange Highlights Highlights from the Knowledge Exchange Showcase, 26 November 2015. Joshua Hordern, Andrew Papanikitas, Barry Murnane, Laura Tunbridge 28 Apr 2016
31 Markets and Healthcare - Andrew Papanikitas Dr Andrew Papanikitas discusses markets and healthcare Andrew Papanikitas 06 Apr 2016
32 Markets and Healthcare - Mahima Mitra Dr Mahima Mitra discusses markets and healthcare Mahima Mitra 06 Apr 2016
33 Markets and Healthcare - Anant Jani Dr Anant Jani discusses markets and healthcare Anant Jani 06 Apr 2016
34 Empathy - Jeremy Howick Dr Jeremy Howick discusses empathy in healthcare Jeremy Howick 06 Apr 2016
35 Markets and Healthcare - Therese Feiler Dr Therese Feiler discusses markets and healthcare Therese Feiler 06 Apr 2016
36 Personalised Medicine - Joshua Hordern Dr Joshua Hordern discusses personalised medicine Joshua Hordern 06 Apr 2016
37 Are the Humanities More Digital than the Sciences? A panel discussion with Howard Hotson, Andrew Prescott, Dave De Roure and Heather Viles Howard Hotson, Andrew Prescott, Dave De Roure, Heather Viles 02 Mar 2016
38 Kapellmeister or Conductor Part of the Christian Thielemann Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera Studies 2015-2016 Christian Thielemann, Roger Allen 23 Feb 2016
39 Performing Opera Part of the Christian Thielemann Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera Studies 2015-2016 Christian Thielemann, Roger Allen, Matthew Reese, Peter Franklin 23 Feb 2016
40 Regietheater Revisited Part of the Christian Thielemann Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera Studies 2015-2016 Christian Thielemann, Peter Franklin, Barry Millington, Suzanne Aspden 23 Feb 2016
41 A Conductor's Point of View A lecture by Christian Thielemann Christian Thielemann 22 Feb 2016
42 Comparative Encounters between Artaud, Michaux and the Zhuangzi Part of "Book at Lunchtime", a fortnightly series of bite size book discussions, with commentators from a range of disciplines. Xiaofan Amy Li discusses her new book "Comparative Encounters Between Artaud, Michaux and the Zhuangzi." Xiofan Amy Li, Elleke Boehmer, Wang Xing, Matthew Reynolds 20 Nov 2015
43 Creative Commons Victoria McGuinness on TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities) Victoria McGuinness, the Business Manager for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), talks about the Centre’s role as a home for major research programmes at Oxford and its efforts to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research. Victoria McGuinness 15 Jul 2015
44 Museums in the digital age: development or conflict? Interview with Martin Roth – Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Martin Roth 30 Jul 2014
45 Creative Commons African Knowledge and Livestock Health Book at Lunchtime interview with Karen Brown and William Beinart about their book “African Knowledge and Livestock Health” Karen Brown, William Beinart 13 Feb 2014
46 Creative Commons Are the humanities worth investing in? Knowledge Exchange Fellow Oliver Cox (@OliverJWCox) from The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) asked members of the public, students and academics in Oxford whether humanities subjects are worth investing in. Oliver Cox 16 Jan 2014
47 01.What is the value of the Digital Humanities? Michael Pidd, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield gives the opening keynote talk for the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Michael Pidd 07 Aug 2013
48 Creative Commons Humanities Graduates and the British Economy Humanities Graduates and the British Economy. Shearer West, Sir Adam Roberts, Philip Kreager, Stephen Tuck 01 Aug 2013
49 Creative Commons TORCH Launch The highlights of the launch event for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Jonathan Bate, Clare Copeland, Andrew Hamilton, Marcus du Sautoy 29 May 2013
50 Creative Commons Early Modern Catholicism Network Clare Copeland and Jan Machielsen talk about a new hub to encourage, enhance, and promote research touching on all aspects of early modern Catholicism from across the academic disciplines. Jan Machielsen, Clare Copeland 24 May 2013
51 Creative Commons HiCor: a Cross-Disciplinary Network for History and Corpus Linguistics Gabor Mihaly Toth talks about a network of corpus linguists, computational linguists, and historians who are aiming to study how the resources, tools and methods of corpus linguistics can be used to address important historical research questions. Gabor Mihaly Toth 24 May 2013
52 Creative Commons Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century Elleke Boehmer and Imaobong Umoren talk about their research network which is investigating how twentieth-century activists, artists and intellectuals challenged racially oppressive hierarchies and sought to achieve equality. Elleke Boehmer, Imaobong Umoren 24 May 2013
53 Creative Commons Ancient Dance in Modern Dancers Sophie Bocksberger, Berrow Scholar, Classics, talks about collaborative workshops involving classical historians, professionally-trained dancers, and anthropologists to create "reconstructive" performances of the Roman dance form tragoedia saltata. Sophie Bocksberger 24 May 2013
54 Olympic Torch Visit The London 2012 Olympic Torch comes to Oxford's legendary Iffley Road stadium, where the four-minute mile was first run. Roger Bannister, Steph Cook, Nikki Emerson, Nicola Byrom 13 Jul 2012