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Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

The Faculty is one of the leading centres for the study of European language, literature, and culture world-wide, offering expertise in the entire chronological range from the earliest times to the present day, and with specialists in film studies, cultural studies, and cultural history as well as languages and literatures.

Series associated with Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Centre for the Study of the Book
Greece in Crisis: Culture, Identity, Politics
Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5
Medieval German Studies
Mesoamerican Manuscripts
Modern Languages
Reformation 2017
Renegotiations of History in light of the 'Greek Crisis'
Russian Ab Initio Students: Pre-Course Listening Material
Teaching the Codex
The Zaharoff Lecture
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 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
2 Teaching the Codex 2: Material and Digital Henrike Lähnemann gives a talk for the Teaching the Codex seminar series. Henrike Lähnemann 12 Jul 2017
3 Teaching the Codex 1: Codicology Daniel Wakelin gives a talk for the Teaching the Codex seminar series. Daniel Wakelin 12 Jul 2017
4 Creative Commons Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen Relay Reading for the Launch of the Taylorian Pamphlet Series. Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones, Emma Huber 31 May 2017
5 Nicholas Crouch's seventeenth-century books Professor Adam Smyth talks to cataloguer Lucy Kelsall and book conservator Nikki Tomkins about the seventeenth-century library of Nicholas Crouch, now in Balliol College, and how to deal with fragile books. Adam Smyth, Lucy Kelsall, Nikki Tomkins 13 Mar 2017
6 Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Portrait An introduction to Laclos (1741-1803), author of Les Liaisons dangereuses, the provocative eighteenth-century novel that continues to inspire today. Catriona Seth, Catriona Oliphant 05 Dec 2016
7 Zaharoff Lecture 2016: Ecrire et ne pas écrire Ecrire et ne pas écrire. (This lecture is in French.) Marie Darrieussecq, Catriona Seth 24 Nov 2016
8 Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Border Crossings How Laclos’ Les Liaisons dangereuses has been taken up by other cultures. Catriona Seth, Ritchie Robertson, Cláudia Pazos-Alonso 29 Sep 2016
9 Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Into C21 A conversation about sequels to and e-book and twitter versions of Laclos' Les Liaisons dangereuses. Catriona Seth, Philippa Stockley, Marc Olivier 29 Sep 2016
10 Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - From Page to Stage A conversation about about stage and screen adaptations of Les Liaisons dangereuses Catriona Seth, Christopher Hampton 29 Sep 2016
11 Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - In Performance A reading of Les Liaisons dangereuses (Lettres XLVII & XLVIII) and discussion of the art of deception (in French). Catriona Seth, Philippe Roussin 27 Sep 2016
12 Creative Commons Maya Literary Traditions and Present-day Concerns Manuel May Castillo discusses Maya literary traditions and present-day concerns. Manuel May Castillo 27 Jul 2016
13 Learning from the Tlamatque Raul Macuil discusses learning from the Tlamatque. Raul Macuil 27 Jul 2016
14 Creative Commons The Materiality of Codex Mendoza Jorge Gomez Tejada discusses the materiality of the Codex Mendoza. Jorge Gomez Tejada 27 Jul 2016
15 Creative Commons MOLAB non-invasive investigations of Mesoamerican codices Antonio Sgamellotti discusses MOLAB non-invasive investigations of Mesoamerican codices. Antonio Sgamellotti 26 Jul 2016
16 Creative Commons The Codex Laud: Materiality and the problem of its provenance Maria Isabel Alvarez Icaza discusses the Codex Laud: Materiality and the problem of its provenance. Maria Isabel Alvarez Icaza 26 Jul 2016
17 Creative Commons MOLAB non-invasive investigations of Mesoamerican codices in the Bodleian libraries Constanza Milliani discusses MOLAB non-invasive investigations of Mesoamerican codices in the Bodleian libraries. Constanza Milliani 11 Jul 2016
18 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
19 Creative Commons Panel Discussion 04 Day 2 afternoon speakers gather to answer questions from the audience. Chaired by Dr Joris Dik. Joris Dik 08 Jul 2016
20 Creative Commons Panel Discussion 03 Day 2 morning speakers gather to answer questions from the audience. Chaired by David Howell. David Howell 08 Jul 2016
21 Creative Commons Panel Discussion 02 Day 1 afternoon speakers gather to answer questions from the audience. Chaired by Martin Jansen. Maartin Jansen 08 Jul 2016
22 Creative Commons Technical Study of the Codex Borbonicus through non-invasive material characterization Fabien Pottier discusses the technical study of the Codex Borbonicus through non-invasive material characterzation. Fabien Pottier 08 Jul 2016
23 Creative Commons Anute Palimpsest: Full Body Scan Tim Zaman discusses the Anute Palimpsest: a full body scan. Tim Zaman 08 Jul 2016
24 Creative Commons Mixtec Colonial Maps and Land Tenure Omar Aguilar Sanchez discusses Mixtec colonial maps and land tenure. Omar Aguilar Sanchez 08 Jul 2016
25 Creative Commons The Codex Anute Palimpsest Ludo Snijders discusses the Codex Anute palimpsest. Ludo Snijders 08 Jul 2016
26 Creative Commons Non-Destructive Analysis of the Colombino Codex Jose Luis Ruvalcaba Sil discusses the non-destructive analysis of the Colombino Codex. Jose Luis Ruvalcaba Sil 08 Jul 2016
27 Creative Commons Panel Discussion 01 Day 1 morning speakers gather to answer questions from the audience. Chaired by Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán. Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán 08 Jul 2016
28 Creative Commons Contemporary K'iche Ritual Dance and the Dresden Codex Paul Van Den Asker discusses the contemporary K'iche ritual dance and the Dresden Codex. Paul Van Den Akker 08 Jul 2016
29 Creative Commons The Materiality of Colour in Pre-Columbian Codices: An Historical Approach Elodie Dupey Garcia discusses the materiality of colour in pre-Columbian Codices: An historical approach. Elodie Dupey Garcia 08 Jul 2016
30 Depicting the Mesoamerican Spirit World Alessia Frassani discusses the depiction of the Meso-american spirit world Alessia Frassani 08 Jul 2016
31 Opening Remarks Dimitris Papanikolaou, Professor of Modern Greek Studies, St Cross College, University of Oxford, gives the opening remarks to the conference. Dimitris Papanikolaou 28 Apr 2016
32 Turning Infrastructures on their Head Dimitris Dalakoglou (VU University, Amsterdam) gives the second talk in the fourth panel; Philanthropy or Solidarity? Ethical Dilemmas about Humanitarian Action in Times of Austerity. Dimitris Dalakoglou 28 Apr 2016
33 Philanthropy or Solidarity? Ethical Dilemmas about Humanitarian Action in Times of Austerity Dimitrios Theodossopoulos (University of Kent) gives the first talk in the fourth panel; Citizenship, Networks, Publics Dimitrios Theodossopoulos 28 Apr 2016
34 Depicting the Pain of Others: Photography, Refugees and the Ethics of Seeing in the Aegean Shores George Giannakopoulos (Queen Mary, University of London) gives the second talk in the third panel; Crisis in the Frame. George Giannakopoulos 28 Apr 2016
35 Representing the Greek Depression: The Photography of Crisis Penelope Petsini (Independent scholar and critic, Athens), gives the first talk in the third panel; Crisis in the Frame. Penelope Petsini 28 Apr 2016
36 Pride and Prejudice: Archeopolitics and the Iconology of the Crisis Dimitris Tziovas (University of Birmingham), gives the second talk in the second panel Using Cultural Capital. Dimitris Tziovas 28 Apr 2016
37 Poems that Warn and Console: Appropriations of C.P.Cavafy at the Dawn of the Greek Financial Crisis Foteini Dimirouli (University of Oxford) gives the first talk in Panel 2: Using Cultural Capital. Foteini Dimirouli 28 Apr 2016
38 Narratives of the Greek Crisis: Books vs. Social Media? Eleni Papargyriou (King’s College, University of London) gives the second presentation from the first panel Writing (in) the Crisis. Eleni Papargyriou 28 Apr 2016
39 “Not a Diagnosis, but a Symptom”: Contemporary Greek Poetry in Transition Thodoris Chiotis (Onassis Cultural Foundation, Athens) gives first presentation from the first panel Writing (in) the Crisis. Thodoris Chiotis 28 Apr 2016
40 From the Crisis to Metamorphosis: History, Trauma and Loss in C. Oikonomou’s Kati tha ginei tha deis and D. Papamarkos’s MetaPoesis Vassiliki Kaisidou (University of Oxford) gives the third talk in the fourth panel; 'Continuities and Ruptures': The 'Crisis' as a new period in Greek history? Vassiliki Kaisidou 26 Apr 2016
41 “Greek drama”: The role of heritage in spectacle creation during the Greek economic crisis Mina Dragouni (UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage) gives the second talk in the fourth panel 'Continuities and Ruptures': The 'Crisis' as a new period in Greek history? Mina Dragouni 26 Apr 2016
42 Far-right blogging and migration: discourses and aesthetics Ismini Sioula-Georgoulea (Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences), gives the first talk in the fourth panel 'Continuities and Ruptures': The 'Crisis' as a new period in Greek history? Ismini Sioula-Georgoulea 26 Apr 2016
43 Crisis and memory on the foreign stage: The bilingual Abandon the Citizens Maria Mytilinaki Kennedy (CUNY) gives the third talk in the panel; Renegotiations from the 'outside': International Discourses and Diasporic Perspectives. Maria Mytilinaki Kennedy 26 Apr 2016
44 A love-hate relationship? The impact of historical Philhellenism on Germany’s view of the “Greek Crisis” Dr. Helen Roche (University of Cambridge) gives the second talk in the third panel; Renegotiations from the 'outside': International Discourses and Diasporic Perspectives. Helen Roche 26 Apr 2016
45 The ‘refugee crisis’ as a neo-orientalist discourse Maria Kenti Kranidioti (University of Durham), gives the first talk in panel 3; Renegotiations from the 'outside': International Discourses and Diasporic Perspectives. Maria Kenti Kranidioti 26 Apr 2016
46 The “Polytechnic generation” in modern Greek “literature of the crisis”: the cases of Petros Markaris and Rhea Galanaki Yannis Vangelokostas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), gives the third talk in panel 2; A Panorama of the 20th Century: Dominant Discourses, Resistance and Culpability. Yannis Vangelokostas 26 Apr 2016
47 Which Side Are You On?: Historical Divisions as Identity Re-inventions during the Greek Crisis Ioanna Manoussaki-Adamopoulou (UCL), gives the second talk in panel 2; A Panorama of the 20th Century: Dominant Discourses, Resistance and Culpability. Ioanna Manoussaki-Adamopoulou 26 Apr 2016
48 Howling Kleftika: re-writing the Beats in the post-December youth (sub)cultures Nikos Kalogiros (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), gives the first talk in panel 2; A Panorama of the 20th Century: Dominant Discourses, Resistance and Culpability. Nikos Kalogiros 26 Apr 2016
49 Smyrna in Your Pocket: History, Emotion and the Drama of Refugees Kristina Gedgaudaitė (University of Oxford), gives the third talk in Panel 1; Crisis and Catastrophe: The Politics of Memory Between Moments of 'Crisis'. Kristina Gedgaudaitė 26 Apr 2016
50 Kinship and post-war trauma: Re-imagining the Asia Minor Catastrophe in times of crisis in Dimosthenis Papamarkos Angeliki Mousiou (University of Oxford), gives the second talk on Panel 1; Crisis and Catastrophe: The Politics of Memory Between Moments of 'Crisis'. Angeliki Mousiou 26 Apr 2016
51 Time, Space and Narrative: Multiplicity of Politics in the Graphic Novel 'Aivali' Elžbieta Banytė (Vilnius University), gives the first talk on Panel 1; Crisis and Catastrophe: The Politics of Memory Between Moments of 'Crisis'. Elžbieta Banytė 26 Apr 2016
52 Creative Commons Early Modern German Literature 1: Das Juttenspiel Henrike Lähnemann on the Reformation publication of the ‘Juttenspiel’ Henrike Lähnemann 04 Mar 2016
53 Creative Commons Early Modern German Literature 2: Judith plays Henrike Lähnemann on the popularity of the Judith theme in Reformation drama Henrike Lähnemann 04 Mar 2016
54 Creative Commons Bible Translation in Germany From Old High German via Martin Luther to Bibel in gerechter Sprache. A whistle stop tour of German Bible translation Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones, Daniel Lloyd 03 Mar 2016
55 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Abbess Bärbel Görcke (Mariensee): The Prayer-Book of Abbess Odilia Multiple presentations from the German Studies Staff Henrike Lähnemann, Abbess Bärbel Görcke 22 Feb 2016
56 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Ulrike Hascher-Burger (Utrecht): Musical Notation Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Ulrike Hascher-Burger 22 Feb 2016
57 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Alan Coates (Oxford): The Incunable Traces Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Alan Coates 22 Feb 2016
58 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Nigel F. Palmer (Oxford): Cistercian Punctuation Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Nigel Palmer 22 Feb 2016
59 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Andrew Honey (Oxford): The Plaque in the Psalter and the Bindings Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Andrew Honey 22 Feb 2016
60 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford): Introduction Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann 22 Feb 2016
61 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Launching the website by Charlotte Schwarzer Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Charlotte Schwarzer 22 Feb 2016
62 Creative Commons Website Reformation: The Reformation Music Project: Alex Lloyd, Tom Hammond-Davies, Harry Meehan Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Alex Lloyd, Tom Hammond-Davies, Harry Meehan 22 Feb 2016
63 Creative Commons Website Reformation: The Website: Emma Huber Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Emma Huber 22 Feb 2016
64 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Karlstadt pamphlets: Jennifer Bunselmeier Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Jennifer Bunselmeier 22 Feb 2016
65 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Lustgarten der Seelen: Klaus Meyer Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Klaus Meyer 22 Feb 2016
66 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Weissagung vom Papsttum: Kezia Fender Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Kezia Fender 22 Feb 2016
67 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Hans Sachs’ Dialogue: Charlotte Hartmann Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Charlotte Hartmann 22 Feb 2016
68 Creative Commons Website Reformation: De captivitate babylonica: Lucas Eigel Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Lucas Eigel 22 Feb 2016
69 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen: Howard Jones Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones 22 Feb 2016
70 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Passional Christi & Antichristi: Ed Wareham Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Edward Wareham 22 Feb 2016
71 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Introduction by Henrike Lähnemann Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann 19 Feb 2016
72 Creative Commons The Future of German Studies Round Table on the occasion of the Inaugural Lecture of Henrike Lähnemann Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Wilhelm Krull, Dorothea Rüland, Katrin Kohl 19 Feb 2016
73 Creative Commons The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann’s Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in German Medieval Literature and Linguistics. Henrike Lähnemann, Richard Ovenden, Sally Mapstone, kristin püttmann 15 Feb 2016
74 Creative Commons If Venice Dies - Italian Studies at Oxford Lecture Salvatore Settis' English talk is on Venice and the future of historic cities (9 June 2015). Salvatore Settis 30 Jul 2015
75 Zaharoff Lecture 2015: Figures de la disparition dans le roman français contemporain Figures de la disparition dans le roman français contemporain Dominique Rabaté, Michael Sheringham 01 Jun 2015
76 Graham Greene and Josephine Reid Adam Smyth talks to Balliol College, Oxford archivist Anna Sander about an exciting new archive of letters relating to Graham Greene and his secretary, Josephine Reid. Adam Smyth, Anna Sander 13 May 2015
77 Creative Commons Hand-press printing A demonstration of and discussion about hand-press printing with the Bodleian's Dr Paul Nash. Paul Nash, Adam Smyth 25 Sep 2014
78 Creative Commons Scribal correction and literary craft: English manuscripts 1375-1510 Adam Smyth talks to Professor Daniel Wakelin about his new book on cultures of correction in later medieval manuscripts. Daniel Wakelin, Adam Smyth 08 Jul 2014
79 Creative Commons 'Almost Identical': Copying Books in England, 1600-1900 Henry Woudhuysen joins Adam Smyth to discuss the history of facsimiles. Henry Woudhuysen, Adam Smyth 19 Jun 2014
80 Men Defending Women in Late Medieval France An interview with Dr Helen Swift about her book; Gender, Writing, and Performance: Men Defending Women in Late Medieval France as well as other developments in Medieval Literary Studies. Helen Swift, Landon Newby 04 Apr 2014
81 Studying Medieval and Modern Languages at St Hilda's College Helen Swift talks to Lucia Nixon, Tutor for Admissions, about why to study Medieval and Modern Languages at St Hilda's College. Helen Swift, Lucia Nixon 04 Apr 2014
82 Creative Commons The History of Oxford University Press Adam Smyth is joined by Professor Ian Gadd to discuss his just-published collection on the history of OUP. Adam Smyth, Ian Gadd 17 Mar 2014
83 Creative Commons Bibliography in Bits Adam Smyth talks to Professor Will Noel about the potentials of digital technology for the study of manuscripts. Will Noel, Adam Smyth 23 Feb 2014
84 Creative Commons Early modern plays in bits and pieces Professor Tiffany Stern joins Dr Adam Smyth to discuss her current research on the materiality of the early modern play text. What happens to our thinking about plays when prologues, epilogues and songs become mobile pieces, detached from the whole? Tiffany Stern, Adam Smyth 03 Feb 2014
85 Creative Commons Freemasons versus Jesuits: Conspiracy Theories in Enlightenment Germany Inaugural lecture by Ritchie Robertson as Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature. Ritchie Robertson 29 May 2012
86 Creative Commons Cristian Aliaga: Your Virtues Are Your Faults. Poetry Reading (Spanish and English) A reading by Cristian Aliaga, one of Argentina's outstanding contemporary poets, given at St. John's College, Oxford, on 3 November, 2011. English translations are read by Ben Bollig, Lecturer in Spanish American Literature. Cristian Aliaga, Ben Bollig 25 Jan 2012
87 Creative Commons Reflections on the European Crisis Dr José Cutileiro (Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission) delivers a lecture for the Centre for Portuguese Language / Instituto Camões of Oxford. José Cutileiro 08 Dec 2011
88 Round table discussion of Clarice Lispector (Brazilian-Portugese) Discussion and audience questions (in Brazilian-Portugese) about Clarice Lispector's film De Corpo Inteiro and her reception at home and abroad. Nicole Algranti, Teresa Montero Ferreira, Claire Williams 25 Jan 2010
89 Russian Conversation: Part 2E Russian Conversation: Part 2E. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
90 Russian Conversation: Part 2D Russian Conversation: Part 2D. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
91 Russian Conversation: Part 2C Russian Conversation: Part 2C. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
92 Russian Conversation: Part 2B Russian Conversation: Part 2B. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
93 Russian Conversation: Part 2A Russian Conversation: Part 2A. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
94 Russian Conversation: Part 1E Russian Conversation: Part 1E. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
95 Russian Conversation: Part 1D Russian Conversation: Part 1D. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
96 Russian Conversation: Part 1C Russian Conversation: Part 1C. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
97 Russian Conversation: Part 1B Russian Conversation: Part 1B. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009
98 Russian Conversation: Part 1A Russian Conversation: Part 1A. Natalia Keys 03 Jun 2009