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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
Buddhist Studies at Oxford
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 Radio Hour
History of Art: Careers in Arts and Heritage
History of Art: Slade Lecture Series
History of Art: Special Lectures and Research Seminars
History of Art: Terra Foundation Lecture Series in American Art
History of Art: Undergraduate Course Lectures
History of the Eighteenth Century in Ten Poems
How Epidemics End
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
# Episode Title Description People Date
1943 The Life and Death of Poetry A distracted walkabout with T.S Eliot and others. Alice Oswald 23 Jun 2022
1942 Hope in Healthcare In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Professor Stephen Clarke the role of hope in patients undergoing major healthcare procedures, and how it relates to decision-making in situations of risk and uncertainty. Stephen Clarke 20 Jun 2022
1941 Dharmabhāṇakas, Siddhas, Avatārakasiddhas, and gTer stons This lecture offers a new look at the origins of Gter ma literature in an intertextual framework. Robert Mayer 08 Jun 2022
1940 Early Explanations for the Appearance of Mahāyāna sūtras A presentation looking at how early Mahayana sutras explain where they came from. David Drewes 08 Jun 2022
1939 The Medea Project: Theatre for Incarcerated People A podcast with Nancy Rabinowitz, Rhodessa Jones, and Angela Wilson Nancy Rabinowitz, Rhodessa Jones, Angela Wilson 01 Jun 2022
1938 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence (3 of 3) In last of the three 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, Professor Peter Railton explores how we might "programme ethics into AI" Peter Railton 31 May 2022
1937 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence (2 of 3) In the second 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, Professor Peter Railton explores how we might "programme ethics into AI" Peter Railton 31 May 2022
1936 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence (1 of 3) In the first of three 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, Professor Peter Railton explores how we might "programme ethics into AI" Peter Railton 31 May 2022
1935 Nils Chr. Stenseth And Barbara Bramanti On Evolutionary And Ecological Ends Of Epidemics A discussion on how evolutionary biology and biological anthropology help understand the end of epidemics, particularly plague. Nils Chr. Stenseth, Barbara Bramanti, Erica Charters 17 May 2022
1934 Clark Larsen and Fabian Crespo on Biology, Archaeology, and Multi-disciplinary Ends A discussion on why multi-disciplinary approaches that combine social and biological research are helpful in understanding how epidemics end. Clark Larsen, Fabian Crespo, Erica Charters 17 May 2022
1933 Cristiana Bastos and the Human End of Epidemics Professor Cristiana Bastos (Lisbon) and Professor Erica Charters discuss how anthropology and ethnology measure the end of epidemics, including HIV/AIDS, and the difference between illness and disease. Cristiana Bastos, Erica Charters 17 May 2022
1932 Collapsing Time with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz The 2022 Terra Lectures in American Art centre on Latinx art, with an emphasis on Chicanx (Mexican American) artists, and the theme of migration – of people, ideas, and artworks, from the seventeenth century to today. Charlene Villaseñor Black 17 May 2022
1931 Creative Commons Against Legalizing Female 'Circumcision' of Minors In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Dr Brian Earp argues that all medically unnecessary genital cutting of non-consenting persons should be opposed on moral and legal grounds. Brian D. Earp 16 May 2022
1930 Creative Commons Should we give COVID vaccines to young children? Katrien Devolder and Dominic Wilkinson explore reasons why some parents are vaccine-hesitant Katrien Devolder, Dominic Wilkinson 10 May 2022
1929 Creative Commons Defending the selective restriction of liberty during pandemics Katrien Devolder and Julian Savulescu discuss the ethics of lockdowns Katrien Devolder, Julian Savulescu 10 May 2022
1928 Is vaccine nationalism justified? Katrien Devolder and Jonathan Pugh discuss vaccine nationalism Katrien Devolder, Jonathan Pugh 10 May 2022
1927 Revelation and Rediscovery: Early Medieval Indian Origin Myths of the Tantras David Gray talks about revelatory or "treasure" texts from Indian and Tibetan perspectives in a comparative framework. David Gray 06 May 2022
1926 Perfected Beings in Human Form: The Siddha Tradition in Śaiva Tantra John Nemec's talk on the origin of siddha and its polysemic application in Sanskrit textual sources. John Nemec 06 May 2022
1925 Thomas Newhall, ‘Partially in Accord with the Greater Vehicle: Reading the Four-Part Vinaya as a Mahāyāna text in Daoxuan's Commentaries’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Thomas Newhall 30 Mar 2022
1924 Dr. Stephanie Balkwill, ‘Reading the Sūtra of the Unsullied Worthy Girl’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Stephanie Balkwill 30 Mar 2022
1923 Dr. Reed Criddle, ‘Collective oral tradition in the musical recitation of the Medicine Buddha Sūtra’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Reed Criddle 30 Mar 2022
1922 Dr. Rafal K. Stepien, ‘On Numen in Antinomianism, or Reading Religion in Irreligion’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Rafal K. Stepien 30 Mar 2022
1921 Nic Newton, ‘Description, Visualisation, and Concatenation in the Larger Sukhāvatīvyūhasūtra’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Nic Newton 30 Mar 2022
1920 Dr. Mikael Bauer, ‘Tracing the exoteric-esoteric in pre-modern Japanese Dharma Assemblies’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Mikael Bauer 30 Mar 2022
1919 Dr. Gregory Adam Scott, ‘Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures in Modern China: The Role of Scriptural Presses, Distributors, and Buddhist Bookstores’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Gregory Adam Scott 30 Mar 2022
1918 Dr. David Drewes, ‘How Many Mahāyānas Were There?’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 David Drewes 30 Mar 2022
1917 Dr. D.E. Osto, ‘Virtual Realities: A Mahāyāna Interpretation based on The Supreme Array Scripture’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 D. E. Osto 29 Mar 2022
1916 Dr. Charles DiSimone, ‘Identical Cousins? Insights on the Parallel Development of Prajñāpāramitā Families Gleaned from New Manuscript Discoveries in Greater Gandhāra’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Charles DiSimone 29 Mar 2022
1915 Prof. Paul Harrison, Keynote: ‘Mahāyāna Sūtras: Reading As, Reading For, Reading Into’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Paul Harrison 29 Mar 2022
1914 Dr. Berthe Jansen, ‘The Role of Indic Mahāyāna Scriptures in Tibetan Legal Texts’ Reading Mahāyāna Scriptures Conference, Sept 25-26, 2021 Berthe Jansen 29 Mar 2022
1913 Sacred Art and Censorship in the Hispanic World Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black presents her paper “Sacred Art and Censorship in the Hispanic World: Mary’s Lactating Breast” as part of the History of Art Research Seminar Series. Charlene Villaseñor Black, Anna Espinola Lynn, Alexandra Solovyev 24 Mar 2022
1912 Creative Commons Christl Donnelly and the Statistical End of Epidemics Professor Christl Donnelly (Oxford and Imperial) and Dr Erica Charters discuss how statistical and mathematical epidemiology measure the end of epidemics, including BSE, Ebola, influenza, and Covid-19. Christl Donnelly, Erica Charters 15 Mar 2022
1911 Creative Commons Carolyn Eastman on Yellow Fever in New York Dr Carolyn Eastman (VCU) and Dr Erica Charters discuss how epidemics of yellow fever ended in 1790s New York, and the multiple ends of an epidemic for different parts of a society. Carolyn Eastman, Erica Charters 15 Mar 2022
1910 Creative Commons The Dharmabhāṇaka’s Body and the Ontologization of Authority This talk by Natalie Gummer explores the role of Dharmabhāṇaka – those who recite the Dharma – in Mahāyāna Sutras Natalie Gummer 15 Mar 2022
1909 A Lament for the Earth This episode will address the challenge to nature poetry. Alice Oswald 14 Mar 2022
1908 Creative Commons Talking Ukraine with Olena Chervonik A conversation between Professor Geoffrey Batchen and Ukrainian-born art history doctoral student Olena Chervonik, focusing on the history and culture of Ukraine. Olena Chervonik, Geoff Batchen 10 Mar 2022
1907 Grace Hartigan: Fashion or Painting? In this talk Dr Saul Nelson analyses a single painting, Grace Hartigan’s 'The Persian Jacket' (1952), in order to draw a few conclusions about late modernism. Saul Nelson, Alexandra Solovyev 04 Mar 2022
1906 In Sleep a King This is a sleep-talk on the subject of waking up with Sonnet 87 (by Shakespeare) in the background. This talk was given by Alice Oswald on the 25th November 2021. Alice Oswald 03 Mar 2022
1905 Episode 7: Everywhere In this final episode, Katrina talks to Leo, Alice and Aimee about how Oxford has nurtured their passion for the ancient world, what connects Lizzo to Classics, and how understanding the past can be a force for good. Aimee Cousins, Leo Kershaw, Alice Main, Katrina Kelly 18 Feb 2022
1904 Reimagining Tragedy from Africa and the Global South A podcast with Mark Fleishman and Mandla Mbothwe Mandla Mbothwe, Mark Fleishman 05 Jan 2022
1903 Episode 6: Wales This episode features Boudica, a tortoise, Pegasus and Chris Martin, and that’s before we meet our panellists! Reem Ahmed, Lewys Griffiths, Ellie Williams, Katrina Kelly 17 Dec 2021
1902 Tragic Form in Kamila Shamsie's Home Fire Naomi Weiss delivers a public lecture on Kamila Shamsie's award-winning novel, Home Fire Naomi Weiss 15 Dec 2021
1901 The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: New Visions of Tragedy in 21st-Century America Rosa Andújar delivers a talk on the work of the award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro Rosa Andujar 15 Dec 2021
1900 A People’s History of Classics Edith Hall and Henry Stead in conversation about their book, A People’s History of Classics: Class and Greco-Roman Antiquity in Britain and Ireland 1689 to 1939 Edith Hall, Henry Stead 15 Dec 2021
1899 History of Art Radio Hour with Dipti Khera Dipti Khera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Dipti Khera, Geoff Batchen 25 Nov 2021
1898 Vaccine policies and challenge trials: the ethics of relative risk in public health In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Dr Sarah Chan outlines some risks arising from the deliberate infection of human participants to infectious agents for research purposes Sarah Chan 24 Nov 2021
1897 Do We Need Mental Privacy? The Ethics of Mind Reading Reloaded Marcello Ienca discusses moral and legal issues surrounding the decoding – ‘mind reading’ - of brain activity Marcello Ienca 22 Nov 2021
1896 History of Art Radio Hour with Lena Fritsch Lena Fritsch is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum, where she works on exhibitions, displays and acquisitions of international art. Lena Fritsch, Geoff Batchen 16 Nov 2021
1895 History of Art Radio Hour with Anthony Gardner Anthony Gardner is Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford. Anthony Gardner, Geoff Batchen 12 Nov 2021
1894 Factory farms are breeding grounds for pandemics Katrien Devolder and Aaron Gross discuss the link between factory farm and zoonotic diseases. Aaron Gross 09 Nov 2021
1893 History of Art Radio Hour with Mette Sandbye Mette Sandbye is a Professor in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Mette Sandbye, Geoff Batchen 09 Nov 2021
1892 Episode 5: The North of England In this episode, we discuss Classics and employability, the tremendous breadth of the discipline, the thrill of philosophy, and how you can discover what fascinates you. Cristina Chui, Llewelyn Morgan, Amy Thompson, Katrina Kelly 01 Nov 2021
1891 History of Art Radio Hour with Craig Clunas Craig Clunas (Oxford History of Art), gives a talk 13th October 2021. Craig Clunas, Geoff Batchen 01 Nov 2021
1890 Virginia Berridge and the Political End of Epidemics Professor Virginia Berridge (LSHTM) and Dr Erica Charters discuss swine flu, HIV/AIDS, and the history of health policy as ways to define the political end of an epidemic. Erica Charters, Virginia Berridge 08 Oct 2021
1889 Dora Vargha and Arthur Rose on Epidemics, Expectations, and Ends Kristin Heitman talks with Dora Vargha (Exeter) and Arthur Rose (Exeter) about the nature and power of narrative in forming both our expectations about epidemics and the ways that we decide when and how they have ended. Kristin Heitman, Dora Vargha, Arthur Rose 08 Oct 2021
1888 Paul Kelton and Smallpox among American Indigenous Populations Professor Paul Kelton (Stony Brook) and Dr Erica Charters discuss the role of smallpox in American indigenous history and culture and how smallpox finally ended. Erica Charters, Paul Kelton 08 Oct 2021
1887 Monica H. Green and Nükhet Varlık on Plague Pandemics Dr Monica H. Green (Independent Historian), Dr Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers), and Dr Erica Charters discuss how global history and the historicist sciences have shaped our understanding of plague pandemics. Erica Charters, Monica H Green, Nükhet Varlık 08 Oct 2021
1886 Alberto Giubilini and Pandemic Ethics Dr. Alberto Giubilini (Oxford) and Dr. Kristin Heitman discuss ethical issues raised in efforts to balance individual freedoms and social measures to control the spread of disease. Kristin Heitman, Alberto Giubilini 08 Oct 2021
1885 Margaret Pelling and the History of Cholera in England Dr Margaret Pelling (Oxford) and Dr Erica Charters discuss how historians understand disease and the myths about the end of cholera in nineteenth-century England. Erica Charters, Margaret Pelling 08 Oct 2021
1884 Simukai Chigudu and the Political Life of Epidemics Dr Simukai Chigudu (Oxford) and Dr Erica Charters discuss the Zimbabwe cholera epidemic and the politics of epidemics. Erica Charters, Simukai Chigudu 08 Oct 2021
1883 Lorenz Von Seidlein and Epidemiology Dr Lorenz Von Seidlen (Oxford) and Dr Erica Charters discuss epidemiological research into cholera and global programmes for cholera elimination. Erica Charters, Lorenz von Seidlein 08 Oct 2021
1882 How Epidemics End: Introduction Dr Erica Charters (Oxford) and Dr Kristin Heitman (Independent Historian) discuss their research into the conclusion of epidemics. Erica Charters, Kristin Heitman 08 Oct 2021
1881 Episode 4: Midlands In this episode, we talk about coming to Classics without any ancient languages; Bertie’s first love and how Classics took her into the world of Facebook… Alexander Moore, Eleanor Newman, Roberta Thomson, Katrina Kelly 06 Oct 2021
1880 Fantasy Creatures Dr Caroline Batten and Dr Megan Cavell discuss fantastic animals in fantasy text Caroline Batten, Megan Cavell 29 Sep 2021
1879 Episode 3: South West England In this episode, we discover what links Virgil to Devon, why Classics is relevant today, Justin’s love for languages, which transferable skills Classics gives you, and why, in Molly’s view, Classics and English is the best degree available in Oxford! Rebecca Armstrong, Molly Gibson-Mee, Justin Vyvyan-Jones, Katrina Kelly 20 Sep 2021
1878 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
1877 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
1876 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
1875 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
1874 Queer Andromeda A podcast with Hannah Greenstreet and Charlotte Vickers Hannah Greenstreet, Charlotte Vickers 20 Aug 2021
1873 A Bread Factory A podcast with Patrick Wang and Michael Lippman. Patrick Wang, Mike Lippman 20 Aug 2021
1872 Faith in fantasy literature A short discussion of the role of faith in fantasy literature Katherine Olley 30 Jul 2021
1871 Brian McClellan A discussion of the writer Brian McClellan. Katherine Olley 30 Jul 2021
1870 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
1869 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
1868 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
1867 Creative Commons A Walk around C. S. Lewis's Oxford A biographical tour of C. S. Lewis's Oxford Simon Horobin 23 Jul 2021
1866 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
1865 Creative Commons Elizabeth Knox A discussion of the writer Elizabeth Knox Alicia Smith 22 Jul 2021
1864 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
1863 Edward Lear and Fantasy Jasmine Jagger provides a short introduction to Edward Lear. Jasmine Jagger 18 Jul 2021
1862 An Interview with Elizabeth Knox An Interview with Elizabeth Knox, author of 'The Absolute Book' Carolyne Larrington, Elizabeth Knox 13 Jul 2021
1861 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
1860 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
1859 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
1858 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
1857 Werewolves in Medieval Literature vs Modern TV A discussion of werewolves in medieval and modern representations. Minjie Su 06 Jul 2021
1856 Desiring Dragons: Creative and Critical Responses to the Dragon in Beowulf Laura Varnam discusses dragons in fantasy literature. Laura Varnam 06 Jul 2021
1855 General Linguistics Seminar: TT21 Week 7 Formal Aspects of Underspecified Features (Professor Ron Kaplan, Stanford University) Ron Kaplan 02 Jul 2021
1854 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
1853 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
1852 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
1851 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
1850 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
1849 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
1848 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
1847 Susan Cooper A short talk on Susan Cooper. Tom Morcom 22 Jun 2021
1846 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
1845 Daoxuan and Chinese Fantasy Literature A short talk on Daoxuan and medieval Chinese fantasy. Nelson Landry 18 Jun 2021
1844 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