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1 Monuments in Replica: Imperial Commemorations in Britain and its Colonies Durba Ghosh (Cornell University) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 7 June 2021. Durba Ghosh 17 Jun 2021
2 Persian Cosmopolis and World Literature in Precolonial Marathi Literary Historiography Sachin Ketkar gives the second presentation on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Sachin Ketkar 28 Apr 2021
3 The Pitt River's Catamaran History DPhil student, Morgan Breene, contextualizes the catamaran displayed in the Pitt Rivers' Museum. Part of the Oxford and Empire series. Morgan Breene 10 Mar 2021
4 Creative Commons Colonial encounters in Acholiland and Oxford: The Anthropology of F.K.Girling and Okot p'Bitek For this podcast, we co-hosted Tim Allen of LSE with Oxford's Anthropology Department. Tim Allen 30 Nov 2020
5 Dr Ben Grant on 'Richard Francis Burton Dr Ben Grant, departmental lecturer in English and author of Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton: Power Play of Empire (Routledge, 2009) reflects on Richard Francis Burton's sojourn in Oxford in the 1840s. Ben Grant 30 Nov 2020
6 Dr Priya Atwal on 'Princesses Bamba and Catherine Duleep Singh at Oxford' Historian, Dr Priya Atwal, takes a look at the lives of some of the University of Oxford's first Indian students. Priya Atwal 30 Nov 2020
7 Episode 8 - Telling stories: Psychoanalysis and alien invasion Tade Thompson explores alien invasion as a metaphor for colonialism and discusses the importance of psychoanalysis and self-awareness in the building of personal and group identities. Tade Thompson, Chelsea Haith, Louis Greenberg 30 Nov 2020
8 Talking Afropean Talking Afropean: Johny Pitts in conversation with Elleke Boehmer and Simukai Chigudu about his award-winning book. Johny Pitts, Elleke Boehmer, Simukai Chigudu 20 Nov 2020
9 Live Event: On Being Unprepared (For Our Own Times) TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Decolonisation the Curriculum Week. Margaret MacMillan, Homi K. Bhabha 13 Oct 2020
10 The History of Magic What is magic, when did it begin, and does it still have a place in the modern world? Professor Chris Gosden discusses the long history of magic from the Ice Age, through antiquity, to the present. Chris Gosden 29 Sep 2020
11 Is Africa a Dissimilar System? Oxford Africa Society 2019 Annual Lecture Discussion The discussion after the lecture, with an international guest panel on decolonising education and reimagining the higher education space in Africa and the Diaspora. Running Grass, Sizwe Mkwanazi, Shaeera Kalla, Nompendulo Mkatshwa. 17 May 2019
12 Is Africa a Dissimilar System? Oxford Africa Society 2019 Annual Lecture The Oxford Africa Society will host an annual lecture delivered by the Director of the University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre and Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, Wale Adebanwi. Wale Adebanwi 17 May 2019
13 Decolonising African museums: the Africa perspective The debate on decolonising museums has been very lively across the gardens, libraries and museums in Oxford over the last few months. Fredrick Manthi 15 Apr 2019
14 Samraghni Bonnerjee presents, Envoy extraordinary: a study of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit and her contribution to modern India. Vera Brittain (Allen and Unwin, 1965) Samraghni Bonnerjee gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Samraghni Bonnerjee 19 Feb 2019
15 Olivia Slater presents, Place in research: Theory, methodology, and methods. Eve Tuck and Marcia McKenzie (Routledge, 2014) Olivia Slater gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Olivia Slater 19 Feb 2019
16 Ushashi Dasgupta presents, Rajmohan’s Wife Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1864). Ushashi Dasgupta gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Ushashi Dasgupta 19 Feb 2019
17 Arun Sood presents, Travels in the interior districts of Africa: performed under the Direction and Patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. Mungo, Park and James Rennell (W. Bulmer and Company, 1799). Arun Sood gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Arun Sood 19 Feb 2019
18 Discussion: How does a curriculum introduce and structure alternate worldviews and knowledges? Blue Weiss, Mia Liyanage, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Supriya Chaudhuri, and Afua Hirsch, discuss what a decolonial curriculum would look like, part of the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Blue Weiss, Mia Liyanage, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Supriya Chaudhuri 19 Feb 2019
19 How does a curriculum introduce and structure alternate worldviews and knowledges? Blue Weiss and Mia Liyanage, Common Ground Oxford, give a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2019. Blue Weiss, Mia Liyanage 19 Feb 2019
20 How does a curriculum introduce and structure alternate worldviews and knowledges? Nana Oforiatta Ayim TORCH / Mellon Global South Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Nana Oforiatta Ayim 19 Feb 2019
21 How does a curriculum introduce and structure alternate worldviews and knowledges? Supriya Chaudhuri, TORCH / Mellon Global South Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Supriya Chaudhuri 19 Feb 2019
22 Joe Shaughnessy presents, Mine Boy Peter Abrahams (East African Publishers, 1946) Joe Shaughnessy gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Joe Shaughnessy 19 Feb 2019
23 Elsa Gomis presents, The Logic of Analogy: Slavery and the Contemporary Refugee. Yogita Goyal (Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, 8(3), 543-546. 2017) Elsa Gomis gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Elsa Gomis 19 Feb 2019
24 Rachel Fox presents, Refugee tales David, Herd and Anna Pincus (Comma Press, 2016) Rachel Fox gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Rachel Fox 19 Feb 2019
25 Ethel Maqeda presents, The Book of Memory: A Novel by Petina Gappah (Macmillan, 2016) Ethel Maqeda gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Ethel Maqeda 19 Feb 2019
26 What is a decolonial curriculum soapbox? Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Elleke Boehmer 19 Feb 2019
27 Discussion: What is a decolonial curriculum? Kwame Dawes, Jok Madut Jok, Peter D Mcdonald and Anu Anand discuss What is a decolonial curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Kwame Dawes, Jok Madut Jok, Peter D McDonald, Anu Anand 15 Feb 2019
28 Peter D Mcdonald - What is a decolonial curriculum? Peter D Mcdonald, Professor of English and Related Literature, University of Oxford gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Peter D McDonald 15 Feb 2019
29 Jok Madut Jok - What is a decolonial curriculum? Jok Madut Jok, TORCH / Mellon Global South Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Jok Madut Jok 15 Feb 2019
30 Kwame Dawes - What is a decolonial curriculum? Kwame Dawes, TORCH Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the workshop, What is a Decolonial Curriculum? Held at TORCH on 28th November 2018. Kwame Dawes 15 Feb 2019
31 Marconi lecture 2018: Imperial Wave: how empire shaped the network of wireless in South Asia at the turn of the twentieth century Dr Medha Saxena (Delhi, and Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellow), gives the 2018 annual Marconi lecture. Medha Saxena 03 Dec 2018
32 Shashi Tharoor on Confronting the Colonial Present of the British Raj In conversation with Kira Huju from the Oxford Working Group on Colonialism, Indian Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor discusses the need to confront the living legacies of the British Raj in UK society and universities. Shashi Tharoor, Kira Huju 14 Nov 2018
33 Transactions: Revisiting how domination worked in colonial Africa ASC seminar by Florence Bernault (Sciences Po) Florence Bernault 05 Nov 2018
34 Literacy and Democracy: Transitional Justice in South Africa The paper explores the work of several intellectuals reflecting on South Africa’s transition to democracy, considering how the question of literacy precedes any discussion about literature and democracy. Carrol Clarkson 03 Sep 2018
35 Creative Commons An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India Shashi Tharoor speaks at St Antony's College on 1 March 2017 Shashi Tharoor 27 Mar 2018
36 Creative Commons A Zionist Passage to India? Arie Dubnov speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 18.10.2016 Arie Dubnov 01 Jun 2017
37 Creative Commons Pakistan and the Late Colonial Crisis of Sovereignty David Gilmartin speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 David Gilmartin 21 Apr 2017
38 Rethinking Easter Island’s Mysterious Past Professor Terry Hunt, University of Oregon, gives the ASC Annual Lecture on Easter Island. Terry Hunt 11 May 2016
39 Defamiliarizing India: Cosmopolitanism as a condition of aesthetic and political Survival Laetitia Zecchini discusses the cosmopolitanism of several post-independence Indian poets and artists. Laetitia Zecchini 05 Apr 2016
40 Cosmopolitanism and Empire Elleke Boehmer considers the cosmopolitan outlooks, experiences and values of Indian travellers to the west in the late 19th century. Elleke Boehmer 05 Apr 2016
41 Who are (or were) the Cosmopolitans? Thoughts from multilingual India Who are (or were) the Cosmopolitans? Thoughts from multilingual India Francesca Orsini 05 Apr 2016
42 Indian Arrivals, 1870-1915: Networks of British Empire Elleke Boehmer discusses her new book with Megan Robb, Faisal Devji and Santanu Das Elleke Boehmer, Faisal Devji, Megan Robb, Santanu Das 23 Nov 2015
43 'Political Theory at the Margins' Panel 1: Responses to (Post-)Colonialism Part of the Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference, a conference that aims to explore themes and topics in political theory that resonate with contemporary political events and phenomena. Anna-Sophie Schönfelder, Simon Tabet, Puneet Dhaliwal, Ashwini Vasanthakumar 16 Sep 2015
44 Creative Commons Postsocialist subject as a new other: global coloniality, border thinking and decolonial option Part of the COMPAS Seminar Series Michaelmas 2013: Rebordering: reflections in relation to (post)socialism Madina Tlostanova 11 Mar 2014
45 Creative Commons What are friends for? Friendship and Public life in the post colony: African Studies Centre Annual Lecture 2013 Wale Adebanwi, Associate Professor, African American and African Studies, University of California-Davies, gives the 2013 African Studies Annual Lecture. Wale Adebanwi 13 Aug 2013
46 Creative Commons Achebe and the African Writers Series A special seminar held at the Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar at Wadham College on 2nd May 2013. James Currey, Becky Ayebia Clarke, Ruth Bush, Asha Rogers 10 Jul 2013
47 The Village in the Jungle as colonial memoir: Woolf writing home Victoria Glendinning (biographer of Leonard Woolf) Introduced by Hermione Lee (biographer of Virginia Woolf) gives the closing plenary for the The Leonard Woolf Symposium. Victoria Glendinning, Hermione Lee 24 Jun 2013
48 The Village in the Jungle Roundtable A discussion of key passages from Leonard (and possibly Virginia) Woolf, led by Hermione Lee (Oxford), Anna Snaith (KCL), Elleke Boehmer (Oxford), David Trotter (Cambridge), Susheila Nasta (OU), Nisha Manocha (Wolfson). Hermione Lee, Anna Snaith, Elleke Boehmer, David Trotter 24 Jun 2013
49 Indigenous Tradition and the Western Imagination: Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle Chandani Lokuge (Monash University, Australia) gives the opening keynote talk for the Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle symposium. Chandani Lokuge 24 Jun 2013
50 Creative Commons 'The Village in the Jungle' as colonial memoir: Woolf writing home Victoria Glendinning, biographer of Leonard Woolf, offers her insights from extensive archival research into the life of Woolf in Ceylon and Britain. Victoria Glendinning 18 Jun 2013
51 Creative Commons Kipling, the Elton John of his age? Professor Elleke Boehmer discusses why Kipling's writing, and his poetry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in particular, launched him to international fame across the British Empire. Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies 08 Oct 2012
52 Creative Commons Colonial toleration and the practise of British state multiculturalism Zaki Nahaboo, DPhil student at the Open University, delivers a talk for the Inaugural Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory. The conference theme was Political Theory and the Liberal Tradition. Zaki Nahaboo 04 Oct 2012
53 Creative Commons The Constitutional Accommodation of National Pluralism in Post War Sri Lanka: The Lessons for the Present from Sri Lanka's Pre-Colonial Past Asanga!Weikala, PhD Candidate, School of Law, University of Edinburgh gives a talk for the OTJR trinity term 2012 seminar series. Asanga Weikala 06 Jun 2012
54 Creative Commons Civilization and the Poetics of Slavery Robbie Shilliam, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London, gives a talk on 19th Jan 2012 for the Historical Materialism and International Relations seminar series. Robbie Shilliam 23 Feb 2012
55 Creative Commons Walcott and Naipaul: History and Myth Catherine Brown, Lecturer in English Literature, compares West Indian writers Derek Walcott and Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul on their attitudes towards history and myth. Catherine Brown 26 Oct 2011
56 Provisional Rights and Past Injustice Professor Anna Stilz (Princeton University) gives a paper for the Kant and Colonialism conference held at Nuffield College, Oxford. Introduced by Dr Reidar Maliks. Anna Stilz 04 Mar 2011
57 World trade as the guarantee for perpetual peace? On the value and consistency of Kant's theory of 'fair trade'. Liesbet Vanhaute (University of Antwerp) gives a talk for the Kant ad Colonialism Conferece held at Nuffield college, Oxford. Introduced by Dr. Isaac Nakhimovsky. Liesbet Vanhaute 04 Mar 2011
58 Kant on race and economic globalization: On just trade and free trade Dr Pauline Kleingeld (University of Leiden) gives a paper for the 2010 Kant and Colonialism Conference held at Nuffield College, Oxford. Introduced by Dr Tomothy Walingore. Pauline Kleingeld 04 Mar 2011
59 Creative Commons Provisional acquisition as 'true acquisition', Kant's argument against colonialism Fourth presentation from the Kant and Colonialism conference held in University of Oxford in October 2010. Alice Walla 22 Feb 2011
60 Creative Commons Colonialism in Kant's Political Philosophy Third presentation from the Kant and Colonialism conference held in University of Oxford in October 2010. Howard Williams 22 Feb 2011
61 Creative Commons Kant's Conceptions of Colonialism, Free Trade, and Cosmopolitical Providence Kant's Conceptions of Colonialism, Free Trade, and Cosmopolitical Providence from a Point of View of a History of Ideas: their Origins in Libanius, Francisco de Vitoria and Hugo Grotius: Part of the Kant and Colonialism Conference held in October 2010. Johannes Thumfart 22 Feb 2011
62 World citizenship and global connections in Enlightenment political thought First presentation from the Kant and Colonialism conference held in University of Oxford in October 2010. Sankar Muthu 22 Feb 2011
63 Islam, the ‘Originaires’ and the making of the public space in a colonial city: Saint Louis of Senegal Mamadou Diouf from the University of Columbia gives the 2009 African Studies Annual Lecture on the influence of Islam in Post-Colonial Africa, in particular, the public spaces of the former French Colonial City of St Louis in Senegal. Mamadou Diouf 16 Jun 2009