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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 In search of the Phoenicians Book at Lunchtime, In search of the Phoenicians Josephine Quinn, Hindy Najman, Stephanie Dalley, John Watts 10 May 2018
2 Silke Arnold-de Simine speaks to Catherine Gilbert Dr Silke Arnold-de Simine talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about new forms of testimony, the limits of empathy and the need to understand processes of exclusion and dehumanisation. Silke Arnold-de Simine, Catherine Gilbert 24 Apr 2018
3 Pfarrerin Dr Cornelia Kulawik speaks to Kate McLoughlin Pfarrerin Dr Cornelia Kulawik, Pastor of Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Berlin-Dahlem, and Professor Kate McLoughlin. Cornelia Kulawik, Kate McLoughlin 24 Apr 2018
4 The Very Revd John Witcombe speaks to Rita Phillips The Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral, talks to Rita Phillips. John Witcombe, Rita Phillips 24 Apr 2018
5 Teaching the Codex 5: Teaching Music Palaeography 2 Margaret Bent (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about music palaeography in the classroom. Margaret Bent 10 Apr 2018
6 Creative Commons Understanding Indonesia's Post-Independence Elite: Data from the Constitutional Assembly Syahrul Hidayat and Kevin W. Fogg speak at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 25 October 2017 Syahrul Hidayat, Kevin W. Fogg 28 Mar 2018
7 Creative Commons Scribes, Paper and the Formation of the Colonial State in North India, 1780-1840 Hayden J. Bellenoit speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 23 May 2017 Hayden J. Bellenoit 27 Mar 2018
8 Digital Typography - Did you mean incurable? Searching and Finding Incunabula in the World Wide Web Dr Falk Eisermann (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, Staatsbibliothek, Berlin), gives a talk for the History of the Book Seminar series on 9th March 2018. Falk Eisermann 13 Mar 2018
9 Neil Barclay Georgina Ferry interviews Neil Barclay. Georgina Ferry, Neil Barclay 06 Mar 2018
10 George Brownlee Georgina Ferry interviews George Brownlee. Georgina Ferry, George Brownlee 06 Mar 2018
11 Herman Waldmann Georgina Ferry interviews Herman Waldmann. Georgina Ferry, Herman Waldmann 06 Mar 2018
12 Pete Stroud Georgina Ferry interviews Pete Stroud. Georgina Ferry, Pete Stroud 06 Mar 2018
13 Eric Sidebottom Georgina Ferry interviews Eric Sidebottom. Georgina Ferry, Eric Sidebottom 06 Mar 2018
14 Elizabeth Robertson Georgina Ferry interviews Elizabeth Robertson. Georgina Ferry, Elizabeth Robertson 06 Mar 2018
15 Fiona Powrie Georgina Ferry interviews Fiona Powrie. Georgina Ferry, Fiona Powrie 06 Mar 2018
16 Gordon MacPherson Georgina Ferry interviews Gordon MacPherson. Georgina Ferry, Gordon Macpherson 06 Mar 2018
17 Keith Gull Georgina Ferry interviews Keith Gull. Georgina Ferry, Keith Gull 06 Mar 2018
18 Gillian Griffiths Georgina Ferry interviews Gillian Griffiths. Georgina Ferry, Gillian Griffiths 06 Mar 2018
19 David Greaves Georgina Ferry interviews David Greaves. Georgina Ferry, David Greaves 06 Mar 2018
20 Matthew Freeman Georgina Ferry interviews Matthew Freeman. Georgina Ferry, Matthew Freeman 06 Mar 2018
21 Paul Fairchild Georgina Ferry interviews Paul Fairchild. Georgina Ferry, Paul Fairchild 06 Mar 2018
22 Peter Cook Georgina Ferry interviews Peter Cook as part of the Georgina Ferry, Peter Cook 06 Mar 2018
23 History of Art - The De Spira Brothers vrs. Nicolaus Jenson, 1469-1472: A Rivalry Traced through Hand-illuminated Copies of their Editions Professor Lilian Armstrong (Wellesley College) gives a talk for the History of the Book seminar series on 2nd March 2018. Lilian Armstrong 06 Mar 2018
24 Daniel Libeskind: Architecture and Memory In this lecture, architect Daniel Libeskind shares his creative process and thinking for many of his most prominent buildings including the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Military History Museum in Dresden. Daniel Libeskind 26 Feb 2018
25 Trade - Merchants' books of Venice and Florence Dr Irene Ceccherini (Lyell-Bodleian Research Fellow in Manuscript Studies, Bodleian Library, Dilts Research Fellow in Palaeography, Lincoln College, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Seminar in the History of the Book on 9th February 2017. Irene Ceccherini 23 Feb 2018
26 Early Modern Publishing Policies - Andreas Frisius of Amsterdam and the search for a niche market, 1664-75 Professor Ian Maclean (All Souls College), gives the third seminar in the History of the Book series, looking at the early modern period publishing policies in Europe on February 2nd, 2018. Ian Maclean 23 Feb 2018
27 Arabic - Scrolls into codices: Jilyani's picture-poems for Saladin Professor Julia Bray (Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the new series for the Centre for the Study of the Book. Julia Bray 23 Feb 2018
28 Creative Commons Trade - Merchants' books of Venice and Florence Dr Irene Ceccherini (Lyell-Bodleian Research Fellow in Manuscript Studies, Bodleian Library, Dilts Research Fellow in Palaeography, Lincoln College, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Seminar in the History of the Book on 9th February 2017. Irene Ceccherini 16 Feb 2018
29 Early Modern Publishing Policies - Andreas Frisius of Amsterdam and the search for a niche market, 1664-75 Professor Ian Maclean (All Souls College), gives the third seminar in the History of the Book series, looking at the early modern period publishing policies in Europe on February 2nd, 2018. Ian Maclean 06 Feb 2018
30 Arabic - Scrolls into codices: Jilyani's picture-poems for Saladin Professor Julia Bray (Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the new series for the Centre for the Study of the Book. Julia Bray 29 Jan 2018
31 Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions Mary Beard and Neil MacGregor in conversation undefined 24 Jan 2018
32 Lincoln Leads in Medicine Lincoln's medical breakthroughs: The past, present and future. Eric Sidebottom, David Vaux, Mustafa Aydogan, Francesca Donnellan 22 Jan 2018
33 Creative Commons Things Come Together: Science and the American West Elliott West gives the 2017 Harmsworth lecture on November 7th, 2017. Elliott West 10 Jan 2018
34 Lyndsey Stonebridge speaks to Rita Phillips Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Modern Literature and History at the University of East Anglia, talks to Rita Phillips about literary humanitarianism and the ethics of empathy. Lyndsey Stonebridge, Rita Phillips 08 Dec 2017
35 Empire of Things: A New History of Humans and Their Stuff Professor Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London) sketches the history of consumption to the present day, and examines the historical dynamics that have shaped our material lifestyles. Frank Trentmann 04 Dec 2017
36 Singing the Reformation in English A Historical and Practical Introduction to Miles Coverdale’s Goostly Psalmes and Spirituall Songes by Henrike Lähnemann, Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics and Fellow of St Edmund Hall. Henrike Lähnemann 15 Nov 2017
37 Creative Commons Henry VI, Part 2 Professor Emma Smith continues her Approaching Shakespeare series with a 2017 lecture on the early history play, Henry VI, Part 2. Emma Smith 09 Nov 2017
38 The End of Peace and Optimism: Assessing the Changing Character of War A 'deliberately provocative' assessment of contemporary conflict. Rob Johnson 16 Oct 2017
39 Creative Commons Nuremberg Was Not the First International Criminal Tribunal - by a Long Shot Ziv Bohrer, Assistant Professor at Bar-Ilan University, gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series on the pre-WWII history of international criminal law. Ziv Bohrer 11 Oct 2017
40 Lincoln Leads in History This Lincoln Leads instalment debates a long standing historical inquiry: 'Is revolution always about religion?' Samuel Brewitt-Taylor, George Artley, Richard Spencer, Sarah Bochicchio 22 Sep 2017
41 Marconi and media history Dr Noah Arceneaux, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Media Studies, San Diego State University, Byrne-Bussey Marconi Visiting Fellow 2016-17, Bodleian Library, talks about the history of wireless broadcasting and the Bodleian Marconi Archive. Noah Arceneaux 14 Sep 2017
42 Creative Commons Music and Morale in the British Army, 1914-1918 Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Emma Hanna 12 Sep 2017
43 Creative Commons From Bandage Wallahs to Knights of the Red Cross: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War Dr Jessica Meyer (Leeds) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Jessica Meyer 12 Sep 2017
44 Creative Commons Ego-Documents and Official History: Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria's Diary and the Battle for Memory, 1914-39 Dr Jonathan Boff (University of Birmingham) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Jonathan Boff 12 Sep 2017
45 Creative Commons The Fortress: A Case Study of Total War in the East, 1914-15 Professor Alexander Watson (Goldsmith's University) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Alexander Watson 12 Sep 2017
46 Creative Commons Enmity or empathy? Jacques Rivière's L'Allemand Dr Arabella Hobbs (University of Pennsylvania) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Arabella Hobbs 12 Sep 2017
47 Creative Commons Kde domov muj and Wacht am Rhein: Singing Loyalty and Disloyalty in Habsburg Bohemia during the First World War Dr Tamara Scheer (Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Historical Social Science/Institute for East European History, University of Vienna) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Tamara Scheer 12 Sep 2017
48 Creative Commons Rescuing Maritime Strategy from the Continental Commitment: Julian Corbett's analysis of Gallipoli and Jutland in the Official History of Naval Operations Professor Andrew Lambert (King’s College London), gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Andrew Lambert 12 Sep 2017
49 Creative Commons Scholarly identities in war and peace: the Paris Peace Conference and the mobilization of intellect Dr Tomás Irish (Swansea University), gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Tomás Irish 12 Sep 2017
50 Creative Commons Victorious in name only: The Portuguese Republic and its empire at war, 1916-1918 Professor Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses (Maynooth University), gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses 12 Sep 2017
51 Creative Commons Tabriz under two rival empires: Ottomans and Russians during the Great War Fatemeh Masjedi (Zentrum Moderner Orient) gives a talk for the Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series. Fatemeh Masjedi 12 Sep 2017
52 Bernardine Evaristo on writing Britain’s Black histories In conversation with Dr Zoe Norridge and Marsha Hutchinson, Bernardine Evaristo reads from and discusses her remarkable verse novel, The Emperor’s Babe (2001), which tells the story of a African girl growing up in Roman London in 211 AD. Bernardine Evaristo, Zoe Norridge, Marsha Hutchinson 25 Aug 2017
53 Kamila Shamsie on writing history in A God in Every Stone Author Kamila Shamsie reads from her 2014 novel A God in Every Stone, and discusses it with Prof. Elleke Boehmer and the audience. Kamila Shamsie, Elleke Boehmer 25 Aug 2017
54 Late Gandharan Chronology: The 3rd to 6th Century Period, Concluding Discussion Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 6, 24th March 2017) with Dr. Kurt Behrendt and Peter Stewart Kurt Behrendt, Peter Stewart 25 Jul 2017
55 On the Chronology of Stupa Relic Practice in Afghanistan and Dharmarajika, Pakistan, and its Implications for the rise of Popularity of Image Cult, How Can We Use Inscriptions to Help us Date Gandhāran Art? Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 4a, 24th March 2017) with Wannaporn Rienjang, Stefan Baums Wannaporn Rienjang, Stefan Baums 25 Jul 2017
56 Welcome and Introduction, Numismatic Evidence and the Date of Kanishka, Buddhist Art’s Late Bloomer: The Genius and Influence of Gandhara Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 1, 23rd March 2017) with Dr. Peter Stewart, Joe Cribb and Prof. Monika Zin Peter Stewart, Joe Cribb, Monika Zin 25 Jul 2017
57 Recent Archaeological Excavations and their Relevance to Chronology Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 2, 23rd March 2017) with Dr. Abdul Samad, Anna Filigenzi, Luca Olivieri. Abdul Samad, Anna Filigenzi, Luca Olivieri 25 Jul 2017
58 On Some Similarities between Gandharan Toilet-Trays and the Earliest Buddhist Art of Northern India Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art (Session 3, 23rd March 2017) with Prof. Ciro Lo Muzio Ciro Lo Muzio 25 Jul 2017
59 The Maker’s Share in the Making of the Greek City The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Alain Duplouy Alain Duplouy 25 Jul 2017
60 Individuality and Innovation in Greek Sculpture: A View from the Athenian Agora The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Prof. Andrew Stewart Andrew Stewart 25 Jul 2017
61 Craft Apprenticeships and Multi-Craft Competencies in Classical Antiquity The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Eleni Hasani. Eleni Hasaki 25 Jul 2017
62 Transmission and Transformation of the Visual Repertoire: The Vase-Painter’s Choices The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Prof. François Lissarrague Francois Lissarrague 25 Jul 2017
63 Working the Makers or Making the Workers? Agency and Status in Athenian Sculpture The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (26th September 2016) with Dr. Helle Hochscheid Helle Hochscheid 25 Jul 2017
64 Response The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Jas Elsner Jas Elsner 25 Jul 2017
65 Collingwood, Agency, and the Archaeological Imagination: Style as Intention in Late Classical Attic Sculpture The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (26th September 2016) with Prof. Peter Schultz Peter Schultz 25 Jul 2017
66 The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art: Welcome and Introduction The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (26th September 2016) with Dr. Peter Stewart Peter Stewart 25 Jul 2017
67 The Foundry Cup The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Serafina Cuomo. Serafina Cuomo 25 Jul 2017
68 Beware of Athenians Signing Pots The Maker's Share in Ancient Greek Art (27th September 2016) with Dr. Thomas Mannack. Thomas Mannack 25 Jul 2017
69 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
70 Teaching the Codex 2: Material and Digital Henrike Lähnemann gives a talk for the Teaching the Codex seminar series. Henrike Lähnemann 12 Jul 2017
71 Teaching the Codex 1: Codicology Daniel Wakelin gives a talk for the Teaching the Codex seminar series. Daniel Wakelin 12 Jul 2017
72 The Quill Project: Modelling and Visualizing the Creation of the American Constitution Dr Nicholas Cole and Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman discuss the Quill Project, a software platform developed to aid research and teaching of the history of Parliamentary-style negotiations, and particularuarly the creation of the Constitution of the United States. Nicholas Cole, Alfie Abdul-Rahman 05 Jul 2017
73 Seeing is Believing: Computer vision and machine learning for image collections Giles Bergel gives a talk on using new technologies to understand the history of books and printing. Giles Bergel 05 Jul 2017
74 Images of Mithra Book at Lunchtime discussion Dominic Dalglish, Josephine Quinn, Elleke Boehmer, Robert Bracey 03 Jul 2017
75 Creative Commons Terra Lectures in American Art 2017 (4): Frozen in History: The Arrival of the Kennedys at Love Field Professor David Lubin gives his final Terra Lecture in American Art on the Kennedys. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
76 Creative Commons Terra Lectures in American Art 2017 (3): The Ashcan Goes to War: George Bellows, Belligerence, and the Rape of Belgium Professor David Lubin gives his third Terra Lecture in American Art on painter George Bellows. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
77 Creative Commons Terra Lectures in American Art 2017 (2): Buried Treasure: America’s Great Book Illustrator Howard Pyle and the Silver Screen Professor David Lubin gives his second Terra Lecture in American Art on Howard Pyle’s illustrations of Robin Hood and pirates and their representation in movies. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
78 Creative Commons Terra Lectures in American Art 2017 (1): Riding into History, Marching into Oblivion: The Civil War, Racial Justice, and the Shaw Memorial Professor David Lubin gives his first Terra Lecture in American Art on the Shaw Memorial in Boston. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
79 The Gaisford Lecture 2017: Was Anacreon more inclined to lust or drunkenness? Professor Hans Bernsdorff gives the 2017 Gaisford Lecture. Hans Bernsdorff 13 Jun 2017
80 Writing an Arab Officer into the 1948 War for Palestine Professor Laila Parsons (McGill University), gives a talk for the Middle East seminar series. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford). Laila Parsons, Eugene Rogan 09 May 2017
81 Photo Archives VI: The Place of Photography and the Phases of Digitisation Nina Lager Vestberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) discusses the digital condition of photography through a phase model of digitisation. Nina Lager Vestberg 09 May 2017
82 Photo Archives VI: Archive, Exhibition, Book: 'The Family of Man' Reconstituted Shamoon Zamir (New York University Abu Dhabi) discusses the 'The Family of Man' exhibition and its related archives. Shamoon Zamir 09 May 2017
83 Photo Archives VI: Archiving Royal Heirlooms: The publication of the Crown treasures of the Galerie d'Apollon (Louvre) and its materiality Pascal Griener (University of Neuchatel) discusses photographic reproductions of the French crown jewels made for their auction in 1887. Pascal Griener 09 May 2017
84 Photo Archives VI: From Trash to Treasure: Loss, Value, and the Photo Archive Catherine E. Clark (MIT) discusses the life cycle of anonymous photographic archives. Catherine E. Clark 09 May 2017
85 Photo Archives VI: Saving Space, Mediating Place: Photography and the Reproduction of Collections and Archives Estelle Blaschke (University of Lausanne) discusses the development and growth in use of microfilm during the 1920s and 1930s. Estelle Blaschke 09 May 2017
86 Photo Archives VI: Photography as Protocol Kelley Wilder (De Montfort University) discusses photography as a scientific protocol Kelley Wilder 09 May 2017
87 Photo Archives VI: The Laboratory as Photo Archive Chitra Ramalingam (Yale University) discusses photographic collections within science laboratories Chitra Ramalingam 09 May 2017
88 Photo Archives VI: Vision in Doubt: Arctic Photography, Victorian Geology, and its Anglo-American Debates Luke Gartlan (University of St Andrews) discusses Victorian arctic photography in The Arctic Regions (1873) and an unpublished album. Luke Gartlan 09 May 2017
89 Photo Archives VI: Sticking points: Photographic albums and the forgetful archives of Egyptian archaeology Christina Riggs (University of East Anglia) discusses the 'forgetfulness' of photo albums from excavations in colonial and interwar Egypt. Christina Riggs 09 May 2017
90 Photo Archives VI: The Relational Album: Photographic Networks, Anthropology, and the Learned Society Christopher Morton (University of Oxford) discusses the concept of the relational museum applied to an album from the Anthropological Society in London. Christopher Morton 09 May 2017
91 Photo Archives VI: Transports of Vision: Frederic Edwin Church's Photographic Collection of the Mediterranean and Middle East Frederick N. Bohrer (Hood College) discusses Frederic Edwin Church's photographic collection. Frederick N. Bohrer 09 May 2017
92 Photo Archives VI Welcome Day 2 Opening remarks on the second day of the conference. Constanza Caraffa 09 May 2017
93 Photo Archives VI Welcome Day 1 Opening remarks on the first day of the conference. Geraldine Johnson, Deborah Schultz 09 May 2017
94 Germs Revisited On Thursday 16 March 2017, Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown gave a talk with Dr Jamie Lorimer (School of Geography and the Environment) and Dr Nicola Fawcett (Medical Sciences Division) on the subject of Germs Revisited. Emilie Taylor-Brown, Jamie Lorimer, Nicola Fawcett, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 25 Apr 2017
95 Felas Octavi New research reveals that this sling bullet is much ruder than previously thought. Prof. Alison Cooley discusses this with Dr Jane Masséglia and Dr Hannah Cornwell in the Ashmolean's updated Reading and Writing Gallery. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 11 Apr 2017
96 Was There History in the Middle Ages? Did medieval writers think they were writing history? This talk takes a closer look at the various forms of ‘history’ during this period. Emily A. Winkler is (John Cowdrey Junior Research Fellow in History). Emily A Winkler 03 Apr 2017
97 The Lure of Paris: The Republic of Letters and Eighteenth-Century Speed-Dating Final talk of the Besterman Enlightenment Workshop 2017, Laurence Brockliss explains the popularity of Paris as a place to visit in the 18th century and explores the opportunities for and obstacles to making contacts in the European Republic of Letters. Laurence Brockliss 22 Mar 2017
98 Law: Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century Professor Rodolfo Savelli, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova, gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 10th March 2017. Rodolfo Savelli 13 Mar 2017
99 Theology: The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles Dr Paul Needham, Scheide Library, Princeton University Library gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 3rd March 2017. Paul Needham 06 Mar 2017
100 Manuscript Studies: Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth century. Demetrius Damilas between Milan and Florence Nigel Wilson, fellow of Lincoln College, reads a lecture written by Dr David Speranzi, Firenze, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento. Dr Speranzi was unable to attend the recording of this lecture so Nigel Wilson read in his absence. David Speranzi, Nigel Wilson 28 Feb 2017