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Humanities Division

The Humanities Division is one of four academic divisions in the University of Oxford, bringing together the faculties of Classics; English; History; Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics; Medieval and Modern Languages; Music; Oriental Studies; Philosophy; and Theology, as well as the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.
The Division offers world-class teaching and research, backed by the superb resources of the University’s libraries and museums, including the famous Bodleian Library, with its 11 million volumes and priceless early book and manuscript collections, and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Such historic resources are linked to cutting-edge agendas in research and teaching, with an increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary study. Our faculties are among the largest in the world, enabling Oxford to offer an education in Arts and Humanities unparalleled in its range of subjects, from music and fine art to ancient and modern languages.

Series associated with Humanities Division

"British" World War One Poetry: An Introduction
2013 Carnegie-Uehiro-Oxford Ethics Conference: Happiness and Well-Being
A Writer's War
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art lectures
Alan Turing on Computability and Intelligence
Ancient Egyptian Poetry
Ancient History HT2015: Digital Classics
Approaching Shakespeare
Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America
Bio-Ethics Bites
Broadcast Media
Cantemir Institute
Censorship in Literature in South Africa
Centre for the Study of the Book
Challenging the Canon
Cultural Connections: exchanging knowledge and widening participation in the Humanities
D.H. Lawrence
David Hume (2018)
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
Diplomacy and culture at the Ottoman Court
Edward Lear's Feelings
English at Oxford
English Graduate Conference 2012
Ethics in AI
Euthydemus - Platonic Dialogue
Exploring Humanities - The Ertegun Scholarship Programme
Faculty of Classics
Faculty of English - Introductions
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Fantasy Literature
From Conscience to Robots: Practical Ethics Workshops
General Linguistics Seminar
General Philosophy
General Philosophy (2018)
George Eliot
Global and Imperial History Research Seminar
Global Poverty: Philosophical Questions
Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series, 2016-2017
Great Writers Inspire
Great Writers Inspire at Home
Greece in Crisis: Culture, Identity, Politics
Hensley Henson Lectures 2018 - Thomas Cromwell: Enterprising Reformation
Hensley Henson Lectures 2019 Art, Craft and Theology: Making Good Words
History Faculty
History of Art
History of the Eighteenth Century in Ten Poems
Humanitas - Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
Hume's Central Principles
Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion
Ian Ramsey Centre: The Deist Controversy
Ian Ramsey Centre: The Great Debate
Indian Traces in Oxford
Institute for Visual Research
Interviews on Great Writers
Interviews with Philosophers
Introducing the Qur'an
Introduction to David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature Book One
John Locke Lectures in Philosophy
Journal of Practical Ethics
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
La Bella Principessa: A Leonardo Discovered
Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle (1913): A Day Symposium
Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5
Literature and Form
Literature, Art and Oxford
Medea, a performance history: APGRD eBooks
Medieval English
Medieval German Studies
Mesoamerican Manuscripts
Metaphor: Philosophical Issues
Modern Fairies
Modern Languages Inaugural lectures
MSt English Language
Musical Abstracts
Nietzsche on Mind and Nature
Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre
Oriental Institute
Origins of Nature
Oscar Wilde
Oxford German Exchange Series on Brexit
Oxford Humanities - Research Showcase: Global Exploration, Innovation and Influence
Oxford Spanish Literature Podcast
Oxford Writers' House Talks
Philosophical perspectives on the causes of mental illness
Philosophy - Ethics of the New Biosciences
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy Special Lectures
Photo Archives VI: The Place of Photography
Poetry with Simon Armitage
Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies
Practical Ethics Bites
Professor of Poetry
Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities
Reformation 2017
Regional Classics
Reid's Critique of Hume
Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD Podcast
Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD public lectures
Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment
Renegotiations of History in light of the 'Greek Crisis'
Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction
Rethinking Moral Status
Rothermere American Institute
Ruskin School of Art
Russian Ab Initio Students: Pre-Course Listening Material
Sacrifice and Modern Thought
Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques
Samuel Johnson
Science and Religious Conflict Conference
Shakespeare's first folio
Social Media and Faith
Spain: 1959 - 1992
Staging Shakespeare
Staying Alive: Poetry and Crisis
Stories, Spaces and Societies - Globalising and Localising the Great War
Taylor Lecture
Teaching the Codex
The Beazley Archive - Classical Art Research Centre
The Dragon and The Cross: Christianity in China
The End of Journalism
The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII
The Fall of the Roman Empire (Bryan Ward-Perkins)
The Global History of Capitalism
The King James Bible Lecture Series
The New Madhyamaka
The Remedy
The Value of Humanities
The View from Above: Structure, Emergence, and Causation
The Zaharoff Lecture
Theology Faculty
Thinking Out Loud: leading philosophers discuss topical global issues
Tibetan Graduate Studies Seminar
Tolkien at Oxford
Transforming Nineteenth-Century Historically Informed Practice
Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Uehiro Lectures: Practical solutions for ethical challenges
Unlocking Late Schumann
Valentine's Day at Oxford
Voltaire Foundation
War and Representation
Was there a Russian Enlightenment?
What is Tragedy?
What is Translation?
What next after your PhD? Getting published in journals and getting your first academic job
Writers in Dialogue
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1 Episode 2: Scotland We talk about the Classics Admissions Test, growing up in Fife, Jess’ work with the Clydeside Project, things that get into a ‘fankle’ (Arlene explains all!), and how we’d love for more teachers to teach Classics in Scotland! Bill Allan, Jessica Curry, Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Katrina Kelly 13 Sep 2021
2 Is Jin Yong 'China's Tolkien'? A comparison of the Hong Kong author Jin Yong and J. R. R. Tolkien Jonathan Hui 06 Sep 2021
3 Episode 1: Northern Ireland We talk about what ‘Classics’ really means and its place in the 21st century; we discuss Greek vases, ‘Irish modesty’, provincial art, the Sogdians; and we highlight the particular barriers that Northern Irish students may face, and how to overcome them! Sarah Cullinan Herring, Jenyth Evans, Peter Stewart 31 Aug 2021
4 A Conversation with Katherine Langrish Dr Caroline Batten chats with author Katherine Langrish about her book 'From Spare Oom to War Drobe' Caroline Batten, Katherine Langrish 31 Aug 2021
5 Queer Andromeda A podcast with Hannah Greenstreet and Charlotte Vickers Hannah Greenstreet, Charlotte Vickers 20 Aug 2021
6 A Bread Factory A podcast with Patrick Wang and Michael Lippman. Patrick Wang, Mike Lippman 20 Aug 2021
7 Faith in fantasy literature A short discussion of the role of faith in fantasy literature Katherine Olley 30 Jul 2021
8 Brian McClellan A discussion of the writer Brian McClellan. Katherine Olley 30 Jul 2021
9 Arthur Rackham at Trinity College Emma Sillett, Trinity College Librarian, and Dr Caroline Batten explore the Danson Library's collection of rare Arthur Rackham fantasy illustrations. Emma Sillett, Caroline Batten 30 Jul 2021
10 C. S. Lewis and 'The Wind in the Willows' A discussion of the influence of 'The Wind in the Willows' on fantasy writers - notably C. S. Lewis Simon Horobin 29 Jul 2021
11 The Last of the Titans This talk explores the myth underlying the action in John Wyndham's `The Kraken Wakes'. Jane Bliss 27 Jul 2021
12 Creative Commons A Walk around C. S. Lewis's Oxford A biographical tour of C. S. Lewis's Oxford Simon Horobin 23 Jul 2021
13 Creative Commons William Morris and E. R. Eddison Collections at the Bodleian An interview with Rachael Marsay about the William Morris and E. R. Eddison collections at the Bodleian Library Rchael Marsay, Stuart Lee 23 Jul 2021
14 Creative Commons Elizabeth Knox A discussion of the writer Elizabeth Knox Alicia Smith 22 Jul 2021
15 The Saga of Eric the Unlucky The Saga of Eric the Unlucky examines Rider Haggard's use of medieval narrative techniques in his novel Eric Brighteyes. Jane Bliss 20 Jul 2021
16 Edward Lear and Fantasy Jasmine Jagger provides a short introduction to Edward Lear. Jasmine Jagger 18 Jul 2021
17 An Interview with Elizabeth Knox An Interview with Elizabeth Knox, author of 'The Absolute Book' Carolyne Larrington, Elizabeth Knox 13 Jul 2021
18 Ethics in AI Seminar: Responsible Research and Publication in AI Ethics in AI Seminar - presented by the Institute for Ethics in AI Peter Millican, Rosie Campbell, Carolyn Ashurst, Helena Webb 12 Jul 2021
19 Ethics in AI Colloquium with Adrienne Mayor: Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology Part of the Colloquium on AI Ethics series presented by the Institute of Ethics in AI. This event is also part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Adrienne Mayor, Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Armand D'Angour, John Tasioulas 12 Jul 2021
20 AI in a Democratic Culture - Presented by the Institute for Ethics in AI Launch of the Institute for Ethics in AI with Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Joshua Cohen and Hélène Landemore. Part of the Colloquium on AI Ethics series presented by the Institute for Ethics in AI Joshua Cohen, Hélène Landemore, Nigel Shadbolt 12 Jul 2021
21 A Conversation With R. F. Kuang Carolyne Larrington and Caroline Batten interview Rebecca F. Kuang. R. F. Kuang, Carolyne Larrington, Caroline Batten 08 Jul 2021
22 Werewolves in Medieval Literature vs Modern TV A discussion of werewolves in medieval and modern representations. Minjie Su 06 Jul 2021
23 Desiring Dragons: Creative and Critical Responses to the Dragon in Beowulf Laura Varnam discusses dragons in fantasy literature. Laura Varnam 06 Jul 2021
24 General Linguistics Seminar: TT21 Week 7 Formal Aspects of Underspecified Features (Professor Ron Kaplan, Stanford University) Ron Kaplan 02 Jul 2021
25 General Linguistics Seminar: TT21 Week 5 Variability in Breton gender and mutation: the impact of language decline and revitalisation on morphology (Dr Holly Kennard, University of Oxford) Holly Kennard 02 Jul 2021
26 General Linguistics Seminar: TT21 Week 3 Conversations with strangers: Explorations in the syntax of English (William Labov, University of Pennsylvania) William Labov 02 Jul 2021
27 Morte D'Arthur Murals in the Oxford Union A visual discussion of the Morte D'Arthur murals in the library of the Oxford Union. Tom Corrick, Caroline Batten 28 Jun 2021
28 Maria Dahvana Headley on Beowulf Author Maria Dahvana Headley reads from her 2018 novel The Mere Wife, is interviewed by Prof. Carolyne Larrington, and shares drafts from her 2020 translation of Beowulf. This lecture was recorded live at St John’s College, Oxford in November 2018. Carolyne Larrington, Maria Dahvana Headley, David Clark 25 Jun 2021
29 George MacDonald An introduction to the Victorian fantasist and fairy tale author George MacDonald, who convinced Lewis Carroll to publish Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, inspired C. S. Lewis' Christian writings, and may even have influenced Tolkien's Elves. Caroline Batten, Clare Mulley 25 Jun 2021
30 Old Norse in the New World: The Mythology and Politics of Immigration and Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' A talk on Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods'. Heather O'Donoghue 23 Jun 2021
31 Discworld - and the Modern University A short talk introducing Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels and how they reflect the modern University. Andrew Shamel 22 Jun 2021
32 Susan Cooper A short talk on Susan Cooper. Tom Morcom 22 Jun 2021
33 Violet Needham Jane Bliss introduces listeners to the work of Violet Needham, a prolific but little-remembered children’s fantasy author, whose book 'The Woods of Windri' draws on the tropes of medieval romances in fascinating ways.ays. Jane Bliss 22 Jun 2021
34 Daoxuan and Chinese Fantasy Literature A short talk on Daoxuan and medieval Chinese fantasy. Nelson Landry 18 Jun 2021
35 Tolkien Archive and Exhibition at Bodleian (Part 2) An interview with Catherine McIlwaine on the Tolkien archive at Bodley and the exhibition of 2018 - Part 2 Catherine McIlwaine, Stuart Lee 18 Jun 2021
36 Claudia Piñeiro in Conversation The writer Claudia Piñeiro, one of the most widely acclaimed Argentine authors of recent years, talks about her work with Ben Bollig of the Spanish sub-Faculty of the University of Oxford. Claudia Piñeiro, Ben Bollig 17 Jun 2021
37 Tolkien Archive and Exhibition at Bodleian (Part 1) An interview with Catherine McIlwaine on the Tolkien archive at Bodley and the exhibition of 2018 - Part 1. Catherine McIlwaine, Stuart Lee 17 Jun 2021
38 Episode 8: Oxford Spanish Literature Podcast In episode eight, we speak to Alice Brooke (Associate Professor in Spanish) about the sonnet ‘Este, que ves, engaño colorido’, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Alice Brooke 16 Jun 2021
39 Slade Lecture Series: Hunting in the Borderlands: Translations Material Histories of Medieval Iberia, held on Wednesday 2 June 2021, part of the Slade Professor of Fine Art, Annual Lecture Series, 2021. Jerrilynn Dodds 14 Jun 2021
40 Slade Lecture Series: The Virgin as Colonial Agent Material Histories of Medieval Iberia, held on Wednesday 26 May 2021, part of the Slade Professor of Fine Art, Annual Lecture Series, 2021. Jerrilynn Dodds 14 Jun 2021
41 Slade Lecture Series: Mudejar and Romanesque. Romanesque and Islam Material Histories of Medieval Iberia, held on Wednesday 19 May 2021, part of the Slade Professor of Fine Art, Annual Lecture Series, 2021. Jerrilynn Dodds 14 Jun 2021
42 Slade Lecture Series: Babylon in Flames Material Histories of Medieval Iberia, held on Wednesday 12 May. Part of the Slade Professor of Fine Art, Annual Lecture Series, 2021. Jerrilynn Dodds 14 Jun 2021
43 Slade Lecture Series: The Great Mosque of Cordoba as Center and Periphery Material Histories of Medieval Iberia, held on Wednesday 5 May 2021. Part of the Slade Professor of Fine Art, Annual Lecture Series, 2021. Jerrilynn Dodds 14 Jun 2021
44 Slade Lecture Series: An Agonistic History of Art Material Histories of Medieval Iberia, held on Wednesday 28 April 2021. Jerrilynn Dodds 14 Jun 2021
45 Waiver or understanding? A dilemma for autonomists about informed consent Professor Gopal Sreenivasan delivers a New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar on the topic of Informed Consent. Gopal Sreenivasan 08 Jun 2021
46 Medicine Mountains along the Himalayas: Healing, Trade, and Ecology The Greater Himalayas extend through many different kinds of community. This lecture considers several ‘medicine mountains’, particular mountains that fold society and ecology together, and explores them as a comparative category Will Tuladhar-Douglas 25 May 2021
47 Why Go on Pilgrimage? Geomancy and the Transformational Powers of Sacred Places in Tibetan Buddhism and Bon This presentation considers the association between pilgrimage and healing in Tibet through an exploration of the process whereby natural sites are imbued with meaning Charles Ramble 25 May 2021
48 Reading khrims Between the Lines: The Rise of Legality in 13th Century Central Tibet Daniel introduces us to the term khrims and loosk at the “rise of legality” in 13th century Central Tibet. Daniel Wojahn 25 May 2021
49 Fighting diseases of poverty through research: Deadly dilemmas, moral distress and misplaced responsibilities A New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, with Professor Maureen Kelley. Maureen Kelley 24 May 2021
50 Virūpa is Virūpākṣa: Towards an Indo-Tibetan Siddha Corpus Westin Harris opens the dialogue between Tibetan, Nāth and Yoga studies centred around the figure of Virūpa Westin Lee Harris 12 May 2021
51 Buddhism and Gender Perspectives in Sikkim: Historical and Contemporary Approaches The talk explores the historical and contemporary influence of women in Sikkim from a Buddhist perspective Marlene Erschbamer 10 May 2021
52 Greek Tragedy and the Contemporary Actor A podcast with Zachary Dunbar and Stephe Harrop Zachary Dunbar, Stephe Harrop 07 May 2021
53 What is the 'Silmarillion'? This lecture is an introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien's third major work, 'The Silmarillion' (1977), and considers its lengthy development in numerous prose and verse texts over fifty years. Grace Khuri 19 Apr 2021
54 Should we feed our pets a vegan diet? Katrien Devolder and Josh Milburn discuss whether it's ethical - and possible - to feed our pets a vegan diet. Josh Milburn, Katrien Devolder 08 Apr 2021
55 Connections in the Making and Meaning of the Art of Bhutan and Tibet in the 17 th and 18 th Centuries: A Study of the Wall Paintings at Tango Monastery Pu Lan discusses her PhD project, which explores the 17th-century Monastery of Tango and how it illustrates the development of wall painting technology in Bhutan Pu Lan 31 Mar 2021
56 The Geluk Domestication of Tantra Brenton Sullivan presents his new book "Building a Religious Empire: Tibetan Buddhism, Bureaucracy, and the Rise of the Gelukpa" and discuss the third chapter, "Institutionalizing Tantra", in more detail Brenton Sullivan 31 Mar 2021
57 The Mongolian Kanjur - Should Tibetologists Care? Kirill Alekseev presents his latest research on the Mongolian Kanjur and its ramifications in Tibetan Studies Kirill Alekseev 16 Mar 2021
58 Layers of Protection: Everyday Life with Empowered Objects In her talk, Inger Vasstveit discusses “empowered objects” - small Buddhist objects that people wear on their person - in relation to the broader socio-political and cosmological environment in India Inger Vasstveit 02 Mar 2021
59 Towards a plasticity of the mind – New-ish ethical conundrums in dementia care, treatment, and research A New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar with Dr David M Lyreskog. David M Lyreskog 01 Mar 2021
60 Lines by Alice Oswald It's fifty years since the publication of From the Life and Songs of the Crow (by Ted Hughes). This is a lecture about lines and other sound barriers and how Crow flies straight through them. Alice Oswald 01 Mar 2021
61 How to prevent future pandemics Katrien Devolder and Jeff Sebo on factory farms as breeding grounds for pandemics Jeff Sebo, Katrien Devolder 17 Feb 2021
62 Greek Tragedy at the National Theatre of Prague during the Nazi occupation (1939 – 1945) Alena Sarkissian gives public lecture, subtitled 'Theatre as a space of Spiritual Contemplation', on Greek Tragedy in the Czech Republic under Nazi Occupation. Alena Sarkissian 12 Feb 2021
63 Death by Poisoning: Cautionary Narratives and Inter-Ethnic Accusations in Contemporary Sikkim Kikee Bhutia talks about the contemporary discourses around ‘othering’ in Sikkim and analyse the region’s inter-ethnic challenges Kikee Bhutia 04 Feb 2021
64 Fervent admiration and devotion: Exploring devotional literature in the collected works of the 3rd Dodrupchen Renée Ford's introduction to the devotional literature in the collected works of the 3rd Dodrupchen composed in admiration of his late teacher Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Renée Ford 02 Feb 2021
65 The Neuroscience of a Life Well-Lived Professor Morten L. Kringlebach explains how recent advances in neuroimaging offer an insight into hedonia and eudaimonia, and draws out implications for neuropsychiatric disorders. Morten L. Kringelbach 27 Jan 2021
66 University Classical Plays Representatives from University College London and Oxford University discuss their respective classical plays, a rich university tradition for each which has been forced to adapt significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic. David Bullen, Lewis Bentley, Elena Bashkova, Zoë De Barros 17 Jan 2021
67 Classics in Communities A podcast with Arlene Holmes-Henderson and Mai Musié. Mai Musié, Arlene Holmes-Henderson 17 Jan 2021
68 Creative Commons Turing 2018/8: Searle versus Turing - Conclusion Lecture 8 in Peter Millican's 2018 Turing series. Peter Millican 14 Jan 2021
69 Creative Commons Turing 2018/7: Blockhead, the Chinese Room, and ELIZA Lecture 7 in Peter Millican's 2018 Turing series. Peter Millican 14 Jan 2021
70 Creative Commons Turing 2018/6: "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" - Overview of Turing's 1950 paper Lecture 6 in Peter Millican's 2018 Turing series. Peter Millican 14 Jan 2021
71 Creative Commons Turing 2018/5: Settling Hilbert's Entscheidungsproblem, and the Halting Problem Lecture 5 in Peter Millican's 2018 Turing series. Peter Millican 14 Jan 2021
72 Creative Commons Turing 2018/4: Enumerating the Computable Numbers, and the Universal Turing Machine Lecture 4 in Peter Millican's 2018 Turing series. Peter Millican 14 Jan 2021
73 Creative Commons Turing 2018/3: "On Computable Numbers" - Turing's 1936 Paper Lecture 3 in Peter Millican's 2018 Turing series. Peter Millican 14 Jan 2021
74 Creative Commons Turing 2018/2: Hilbert's Programme and Gödel's Theorem Lecture 2 in Peter Millican's 2018 Turing series. Peter Millican 14 Jan 2021
75 Creative Commons Turing 2018/1: Types of number, Cantor, infinities, diagonal arguments Lecture 1 in Peter Millican's 2018 Turing series. Peter Millican 14 Jan 2021
76 Creative Commons The Literature of Absolute War - Transnationalism and WWII Professor Nil Santiáñez discusses absolute war, total war, and the literature of WWII with Anders Engberg-Pedersen. Anders Engberg-Pedersen, Nil Santiáñez 17 Dec 2020
77 Medea - A Mirror for the 21st Century Avery Willis Hoffman, Fran Amewudah and Shivaike Shah talk about the BAME Medea project Avery Willis Hoffman, Fran Amewudah, Shivaike Shah 09 Dec 2020
78 Reading Greek Tragedy Online A podcast with Paul O'Mahony, Joel Christensen, and Lanah Koelle Paul O'Mahony, Joel Christensen, Lanah Koelle 09 Dec 2020
79 Ancient Theatre Around the Black Sea A podcast with Edith Hall and Rosie Wyles Edith Hall, Rosie Wyles 09 Dec 2020
80 Sicily and Ancient Greek Theatre A podcast with Oliver Taplin and Giovanna Di Martino Oliver Taplin, Giovanna Di Martino 09 Dec 2020
81 East and West in Ancient Drama A podcast with Michael Scott and Marchella Ward Michael Scott, Marchella Ward 09 Dec 2020
82 Does AI threaten Human Autonomy? This event is also part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Peter Millican, Jonathan Pugh, Jessica Morley, Carina Prunkl 07 Dec 2020
83 The Role of Prophecies in the Construction of the Geluk Tradition In this talk, Michael Ium explores the role of prophecies in the legitimation and construction of the Geluk tradition. Michael Ium 03 Dec 2020
84 Episode 7: Oxford Spanish Literature Podcast In episode seven, we speak to Daniela Omlor (Associate Professor in Modern Spanish Literature) about Nada, by Carmen Laforet. Daniela Omlor 01 Dec 2020
85 Liu pin fo lou (Building of Six Classes of Sutra and Tantra), the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon in the Forbidden City Ziyi Shao takes us to the reign of the Qianlong Emperor and will show us around the Fan hua lou (Hall of Buddhist Efflorescence), one of the most complex and prominent Buddhist monuments in the Forbidden city Ziyi Shao 26 Nov 2020
86 Verse and Prose in Fantasy Literature An analysis of two forms that dominate fantasy literature. Katherine Olley 24 Nov 2020
87 Guy Gavriel Kay A short introduction to the writer Guy Gavriel Kay. Katherine Olley 24 Nov 2020
88 Creative Commons Affect, Value and Problems Assessing Decision-Making Capacity MT20 New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar with Assoc. Professor Jennifer Hawkins Jennifer Hawkins 23 Nov 2020
89 Culture of Emotions: Uses and Interpretations of Musical Heritage in the Tibetan Refugee Community of Dharamsala Chloé Lukasiewicz talk on the significance of music in the Tibetan refugee community in Dharamsala, India Chloé Lankiewicz 19 Nov 2020
90 2020 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics (3/3): The case for an unfunded pay as you go (PAYG) pension Professor Michael Otsuka (London School of Economics) delivers the final of three public lectures in the series 'How to pool risks across generations: the case for collective pensions' Michael Otsuka 17 Nov 2020
91 2020 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics (2/3): The case for collective defined contribution (CDC) Professor Michael Otsuka (London School of Economics) delivers the second of three public lectures in the series 'How to pool risks across generations: the case for collective pensions' Michael Otsuka 17 Nov 2020
92 2020 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics (1/3): The case for a funded pension with a defined benefit (DB) Professor Michael Otsuka (London School of Economics) delivers the first of three public lectures in the series 'How to pool risks across generations: the case for collective pensions' Michael Otsuka 17 Nov 2020
93 Episode 6: Oxford Spanish Literature Podcast In episode six, we speak to Jonathan Thacker (King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies) about the two short stories Novela del casamiento engañoso and El coloquio de los perros, by Miguel de Cervantes. Jonathan Thacker 10 Nov 2020
94 Buddhism and the Rise of ‘the Tibetans’ (bod pa): Religion, Myth and the Promotion of Ethnicity in the Pre-modern Period Apropos 'the Tibetans': Reinier Langelaar's talk focuses on the mythical origins and the promotion of ethnicity in historical Tibet Reinier Langelaar 05 Nov 2020
95 Privacy Is Power Part of the Colloquium on AI Ethics series presented by the Institute of Ethics in AI. This event is also part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Carissa Véliz, Sir Michael Tugendhat, Stephanie Hare, John Tasioulas 05 Nov 2020
96 Algorithms Eliminate Noise (and That Is Very Good) Part of the Colloquium on AI Ethics series presented by the Institute of Ethics in AI. This event is also part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. John Tasioulas, Ruth Chang, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Cass Sunstein 05 Nov 2020
97 Ethics in AI Education This event is also part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Peter Millican, Milo Phillips-Brown, Max Van Kleek, Helena Webb 05 Nov 2020
98 Human Remains in Tibetan Material Religion: An object centered approach Ayesha Fuentes shares a unique and interdisciplinary insight into art conservation of human remains in Tibetan material religion Ayesha Fuentes 29 Oct 2020
99 Sacred Trash, Trash Talks, And Personhood Bo Wang discussing the practice of depositing garments as offerings to sacred mountains in Eastern Tibet Bo Wang 29 Oct 2020
100 The Terra Lectures in American Art Part 1: Regarding the Portrait: The Primers Professor Amy M. Mooney, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art Hosted by TORCH. Moderator; Alastair Wright: Alastair Wright is Head of the History of Art Department and Tutorial Fellow in Art History at St John’s College, Oxford. Amy M. Mooney 16 Oct 2020