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Ertegun Graduate Scholarships Programme

As Ertegun Scholars, the world's top graduate students in the humanities are brought together with one another and with Oxford's exceptional community of scholars in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures and across generations. Building on this foundation at Oxford, Ertegun Scholars leave the University prepared to be leaders -- not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.
After being selected in a highly competitive review process conducted by a multi-disciplinary Ertegun Scholarships Selection Committee, Ertegun Scholars have the opportunity to attend cost free one of the world's oldest and greatest universities. At Oxford, Ertegun Scholars pursue graduate-level study and research in fields as diverse as literature, history, music, archaeology, art history, ancient history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, medieval and modern languages. Ertegun Scholars have the exclusive use of The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun House for the Study of the Humanities, a building in the heart of Oxford dedicated to study and research by Ertegun Scholars, and they are mentored by a full-time Ertegun Senior Scholar in Residence, an Oxford faculty member. Ertegun Scholars have access to a programme of lectures, seminars, concerts and other activities designed especially for them. The ability to use Ertegun House for study and research is a unique part of the experience of an Ertegun Scholar.

Series associated with Ertegun Graduate Scholarships Programme

Exploring Humanities - The Ertegun Scholarship Programme
Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques
Was there a Russian Enlightenment?
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Conversation with Quentin Skinner A wide-ranging conversation between historian Professor Quentin Skinner and the members of the Ertegun House community, led by Ertegun House Director, Professor Rhodri Lewis. Quentin Skinner 17 Mar 2017
2 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
3 Creative Commons 03 Lire Sade avec Rousseau This lecture is in French. Third lecture in the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. Mladen Kozul 24 Jul 2013
4 09 Le paradigme homosexuel chez Sade This lecture is in French. Ninth and final part of the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. Jean-Christophe Abramovici 22 Jul 2013
5 Creative Commons 08 Obscenity off the Scene: Sade's La Philosophie dans le Boudoir This lecture is in English. Eighth lecture in the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. John Phillips 22 Jul 2013
6 Creative Commons 07 Sade, homme de lettres This lecture is in French. Seventh lecture in the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. Stéphanie Genand 22 Jul 2013
7 Creative Commons 06 Sade, nouvelle classique 'British' This lecture in French. Sixth lecture in the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. Thomas Wynn 22 Jul 2013
8 05 Le libertinage du lecteur. La question de l'identification chez Sade This lecture is in French. Fifth lecture in the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. Manuel Mühlbacher 22 Jul 2013
9 04 Sade subversif et immoral? Le préjugé de l'intentionnalité This lecture is in French. Fourth lecture in the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. Michèle Vallenthini 22 Jul 2013
10 02 Le personnage sadien: de l'histoire naturelle à la fiction romanesque This lecture is in French. Second lecture of the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. Alexandre Wenger 22 Jul 2013
11 01 L'Histoire de Juliette et le tournant fantastique This lecture is in French. First lecture from the Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques conference. Michel Delon 22 Jul 2013
12 Creative Commons Clothing Eros: The Erotic Potentials of Dress Judith Clark and Adam Phillips in conversation with Frances Corner on The Concise Dictionary of Dress, erotic potentials of fashion, and the idiosyncratic collaboration between a costume curator and a psychoanalyst. Judith Clark, Adam Phillips, Frances Corner 04 Jul 2013
13 Picasso: Passions and Politics British Art Historian and Picasso Biographer Sir John Richardson in conversation with Gijs van Hensbergen. Sir John Richardson, Gijs van Hensbergen 04 Jul 2013
14 Creative Commons European authors and Russian nuns. An Enlightened girl takes a monastic oath 8/8. Andrei Zorin (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Andrei Zorin 03 Dec 2012
15 Creative Commons Intervention in space and affirmation of self: the ethics of improvement 7/8. Andreas Schönle (Queen Mary, University of London) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Andreas Schönle 03 Dec 2012
16 Creative Commons How Should Theatre Work? The Question of Audience 6/8. Alexei Evstratov (Université Paris-Sorbonne) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Alexei Evstratov 03 Dec 2012
17 Creative Commons The Enlightenment in the Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Friedrich Melchior Grimm 5/8. Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (Ertegun House, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Kelsey Rubin-Detlev 03 Dec 2012
18 Creative Commons Voltaire in St Petersburg: The Voltaire Library and the Marginalia Project 4/8. Gillian Pink (Voltaire Foundation, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Gillian Pink 03 Dec 2012
19 Creative Commons Picking over the pieces, or Diderot in St. Petersburg: Zeitgeist? accident? or one more bit in a puzzle? 3/8. Marian Hobson (Queen Mary, University of London) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Marian Hobson 03 Dec 2012
20 Creative Commons Religious dogma versus scientific progress: Enlightenment issues in 18th c. Russia 2/8. Alexander Iosad (Cantemir Institute, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Alexander Iosad 03 Dec 2012
21 Creative Commons Was there a Russian Enlightenment? What's the problem and why does it matter? 1/8. Andrew Kahn (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Andrew Kahn 03 Dec 2012