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1 In The Footsteps Of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 3 Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University Of Oxford, heads for Paris in her pursuit of Marie-Antoinette. Cecile Rives, Catriona Seth, Chantal Thomas 15 Jan 2021
2 In The Footsteps Of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 2 Catriona Seth, visits Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, built in the 19th century by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, a great collector of 18th century decorative arts, especially objects associated with Marie-Antoinette. Catriona Seth, Pippa Shirley, Rachel Jacobs, Mia Jackson 15 Jan 2021
3 In the Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette - Episode 1 Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford, visits the Wallace Collection in London on the trail of objects that once belonged to Marie-Antoinette. Catriona Seth, Helen Jacobsen 15 Jan 2021
4 The 2020 Besterman Lecture: Who were the French Revolutionaries? 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. William Doyle, Karen O'Brien, Gregory S Brown, Lauren Clay 07 Dec 2020
5 Robespierre and the Politicians' Terror The TORCH Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalypse network hosted a talk on 'Robespierre and the Politicians’ Terror' with Marisa Linton (Kingston University). Marisa Linton 10 May 2017
6 Great men and fallen heroes Jessica Goodman explores how the meaning of ‘hero’ shifted in France in the late eighteenth-century in this TORCH Bite-Size talk at the Ashmolean Museum LiveFriday. jessica Goodman 08 Feb 2016
7 The French Revolutionary Terror: Proto-Totalitarian or Public Sphere? Professor Colin Jones CBE (Queen Mary University of London) delivers the annual Besterman Lecture for the Voltaire Foundation at Wolfson College, Oxford Colin Jones 20 Nov 2015
8 The French Revolution in a Global Perspective A lecture by the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography, Lynn Hunt. Lynn Hunt 29 May 2014
9 Creative Commons Godwin and his historical context A discussion of the historical period in which William Godwin was writing and the social and political pressures that he was working under at the time. Mark Philp, David O’Shaughnessy, Ellen Sandford O'Neill 22 Nov 2012
10 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
11 Freedom and its Betrayal: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1952) Berlin lectures on Rousseau's The Social Contract and discusses Rousseau's anti-intellectualism, his idealism of Nature, and the worryingly authoritarian implications of his philosophy. Originally broadcast for the BBC's Third Programme in 1952. Isaiah Berlin 14 Apr 2009