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101 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
102 Creative Commons In conversation: Music theatre between opera and drama - Contemporary opera, modern staging, bad or good public. Gerard Mortier in conversation with Ashutosh Khandekar, Editor of Opera Now followed by a roundtable discussion with Hugo Shirley, Deputy-Editor of Opera magazine. Gerard Mortier, Ashutosh Khandekar, Hugo Shirley 17 Jun 2013
103 Creative Commons In conversation 'Mozart, our contemporary' Gerard Mortier in discussion with Adeline Mueller, Weston Junior Research Fellow (Music), about Mozart and his influence on Classical music as part of the Humanitas lecture series on Opera Studies. Gerard Mortier, Adeline Mueller 17 Jun 2013
104 Creative Commons The Salzburg Festival - circa 100 years after Hofmannsthal's idea about the festival Gerard Mortier gives a lecture about Opera for the Humanitas lecture series on Opera Studies. Gerard Mortier 17 Jun 2013
105 Creative Commons Acting Masterclass: "Lend me your ears" A second Masterclass on how Shakespeare spins rhetoric for the actor, with Sam Leith, journalist and writer, and author of 'You Talkin' to Me'. Students from Oxford University Drama Society will take part in the masterclass with an audience. Gregory Doran, Sam Leith 07 Jun 2013
106 Creative Commons Acting Masterclass: "Lend me your ears" A practical Masterclass with Greg Doran from the Royal Shakespeare Company on how Shakespeare spins rhetoric for the actor, with Sam Leith, journalist and writer, and author of 'You Talkin' to Me'. Students from Oxford University Drama Society take part. Gregory Doran, Sam Leith 07 Jun 2013
107 Creative Commons Acting Masterclass: 'Pyramus, you begin' A practical Masterclass with Greg Doran from the Royal Shakespeare Company looking at what clues Shakespeare puts into the verse for the actor. Students from Oxford University Drama Society rehearse Romeo and Juliet in front of an audience. Gregory Doran 07 Jun 2013
108 Creative Commons Acting Masterclass: 'Pyramus, you begin' A practical Masterclass looking at what clues Shakespeare puts into the verse for the actor. Students from Oxford University Drama Society will take part in the masterclass with an audience. Gregory Doran 07 Jun 2013
109 Creative Commons TORCH Launch The highlights of the launch event for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Jonathan Bate, Clare Copeland, Andrew Hamilton, Marcus du Sautoy 29 May 2013
110 Creative Commons The Selden Map The Selden Map of China has been one of the treasures of the Bodleian Library since 1659. This film shows how this remarkable map is interpreted today by scholars from a range of different disciplines. Kate Bennett, David Helliwell, Ros Ballaster, Rana Mitter 29 May 2013
111 The Domain of the Poem: Lyric, Sign, Meaning and Rhythm in Contemporary Ars Poetica (1) Don Paterson, acclaimed poet, gives a lecture for Humanitas lecture series on Comparative European Literature. Don Paterson 28 May 2013
112 Creative Commons Film Workshop: the cinema of Michael Winterbottom Filmmaker Michael Winterbottom hosts a workshop on Film for the Humanitas lecture series on Film and Television. Michael Winterbottom 28 May 2013
113 Creative Commons Michael Winterbottom in Conversation: Genres, Adaptation and Contemporary Cinema Filmmaker Michael Winterbottom gives a talk for the Humanitas lecture series on Film and Television. Michael Winterbottom, Eugene Rogan, Laura Marcus, Andrew Klevan 28 May 2013
114 Creative Commons Performance - interpretation or identification? Symposium Symposium with Imogen Cooper actor, Simon Callow, musicologist, Professor Eric Clarke and Professor Jason Stanyek. Imogen Cooper, Simon Callow, Eric Clarke, Jason Stanyek 28 May 2013
115 Creative Commons The Hidden Power of the Re-Creative Process in Music Imogen Cooper, 'Recognized worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise', gives a lecture for the Humanitas lecture series on Classical Music and Music Education. Imogen Cooper 28 May 2013
116 Creative Commons Pictures and Texts A symposium with William Kentridge, Ivo Mesquita and Estrella de Diego Otero, chaired by Shearer West on Thursday 9 May 2013 in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Oxford. William Kentridge, Ivo Mesquita, Estrella de Diego Otero, Shearer West 28 May 2013
117 Creative Commons Thinking on one's feet and Museums: experience versus numbers Double inaugural lecture with William Kentridge and Ivo Mesquita, chaired by Seamus Perry. William Kentridge, Ivo Mesquita, Seamus Perry 28 May 2013
118 Creative Commons In Conversation: Writing the History of Reason Professor Lorraine Daston in conversation with Professor Sally Shuttleworth. Lorraine Daston, Sally Shuttleworth, John Christie 28 May 2013
119 Creative Commons Symposium - The New History of Scientific Experience: Observing, Experimenting, Collecting, Representing and Reading in Early Modern Europe With Professor Lorraine Daston, Dr Simon Werrett (UCL), Dr Rhodri Lewis (Oxford), Dr Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge) and Prof Martin Mulsow (Erfurt), chaired by Prof Laurence Brockliss (Oxford). Lorraine Daston, Simon Werrett, Rhodri Lewis, Sachiko Kusukawa 28 May 2013
120 Creative Commons Inaugural Lecture - Nature's Revenge: A History of Risk, Responsibility, and Reasonableness Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Professor Lorraine Daston gives her inaugural lecture at Merton College. Lorraine Daston 28 May 2013
121 Creative Commons Early Modern Catholicism Network Clare Copeland and Jan Machielsen talk about a new hub to encourage, enhance, and promote research touching on all aspects of early modern Catholicism from across the academic disciplines. Jan Machielsen, Clare Copeland 24 May 2013
122 Creative Commons HiCor: a Cross-Disciplinary Network for History and Corpus Linguistics Gabor Mihaly Toth talks about a network of corpus linguists, computational linguists, and historians who are aiming to study how the resources, tools and methods of corpus linguistics can be used to address important historical research questions. Gabor Mihaly Toth 24 May 2013
123 Creative Commons Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century Elleke Boehmer and Imaobong Umoren talk about their research network which is investigating how twentieth-century activists, artists and intellectuals challenged racially oppressive hierarchies and sought to achieve equality. Elleke Boehmer, Imaobong Umoren 24 May 2013
124 Creative Commons Ancient Dance in Modern Dancers Sophie Bocksberger, Berrow Scholar, Classics, talks about collaborative workshops involving classical historians, professionally-trained dancers, and anthropologists to create "reconstructive" performances of the Roman dance form tragoedia saltata. Sophie Bocksberger 24 May 2013
125 Creative Commons Intrinsic Value, or Value for Their Own Sake Sixth and final lecture First lecture in the Value of Humanities series in which Professor Helen Small discusses the philosophical idea of intrinsic value, or the humanities as valuable for its own sake. Helen Small 13 May 2013
126 Creative Commons Democracy Needs Us Fifth lecture in the Value of Humanities series in which Professor Helen Small discusses the idea that a flourishing democracy needs the Humanities. Helen Small 13 May 2013
127 Creative Commons The Humanities' Contribution to Happiness Fourth lecture in the Value of Humanities series in which Professor Helen Small discusses the Humanities' contribution to happiness. Helen Small 13 May 2013
128 Creative Commons How Useful are the Humanities? First lecture in the Value of Humanities series in which Professor Helen Small discusses the ideas of use and usefulness in the context of the value of the humanities. Helen Small 13 May 2013
129 Creative Commons Distinction (the distinctive character and work of the Humanities) Second lecture in the Value of Humanities series in which Professor Helen Small discusses how the humanities is distinct from other academic disciplines. Helen Small 13 May 2013
130 Creative Commons Introduction First lecture in the Value of Humanities series in which Professor Helen Small discusses the broad political and social context in which to place these lectures. Helen Small 13 May 2013
131 Adventures with Hercules Dr Llewelyn Morgan gives a talk for the Classics Open Day, held on 16th March 2013. Llewelyn Morgan 10 Apr 2013
132 To boldly go: Greek exploration from wife-eaters to counting cows Dr Katherine Clarke gives a talk for the Classics Open Day, held on 15th March 2013. Katherine Clarke 10 Apr 2013
133 Creative Commons 3.6 Leveraging Social Science Tools to Understand the Digital Humanities Dr Eric Meyer (Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute) delivers part 6/7 of the lecture "How has technology transformed access and dissemination?". Eric Meyer 18 Feb 2013
134 Creative Commons 1.2 Humanities at Oxford University and How Important Cultural Heritage as a Theme Is Professor Shearer West (Head of the Humanities Division) delivers part 2/6 of the lecture "What can the University contribute and how can it benefit?". Shearer West 18 Feb 2013
135 Developing and disseminating effective psychological therapies for anxiety disorders: science, policy and economics. David M Clark (Oxford University) delivers a lecture at the third Calleva Research Symposium on Evolution and Human Science on 27 October 2012. David M Clark 04 Dec 2012
136 A social neuroscience perspective on adolescent risk-taking Laurence Steinberg (Temple University) delivers a lecture at the third Calleva Research Symposium on Evolution and Human Science on 27 October 2012. Laurence Steinberg 04 Dec 2012
137 Social networks and evolution Nicholas Christakis (Harvard University) delivers a lecture at the third Calleva Research Symposium on Evolution and Human Science on 27 October 2012. Nicholas Christakis 04 Dec 2012
138 Creative Commons European authors and Russian nuns. An Enlightened girl takes a monastic oath 8/8. Andrei Zorin (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Andrei Zorin 03 Dec 2012
139 Creative Commons Intervention in space and affirmation of self: the ethics of improvement 7/8. Andreas Schönle (Queen Mary, University of London) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Andreas Schönle 03 Dec 2012
140 Creative Commons How Should Theatre Work? The Question of Audience 6/8. Alexei Evstratov (Université Paris-Sorbonne) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Alexei Evstratov 03 Dec 2012
141 Creative Commons The Enlightenment in the Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Friedrich Melchior Grimm 5/8. Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (Ertegun House, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Kelsey Rubin-Detlev 03 Dec 2012
142 Creative Commons Voltaire in St Petersburg: The Voltaire Library and the Marginalia Project 4/8. Gillian Pink (Voltaire Foundation, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Gillian Pink 03 Dec 2012
143 Creative Commons Picking over the pieces, or Diderot in St. Petersburg: Zeitgeist? accident? or one more bit in a puzzle? 3/8. Marian Hobson (Queen Mary, University of London) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Marian Hobson 03 Dec 2012
144 Creative Commons Religious dogma versus scientific progress: Enlightenment issues in 18th c. Russia 2/8. Alexander Iosad (Cantemir Institute, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Alexander Iosad 03 Dec 2012
145 Creative Commons Was there a Russian Enlightenment? What's the problem and why does it matter? 1/8. Andrew Kahn (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford) delivers a talk for "Was there a Russian Enlightenment?", a one-day seminar held at Ertegun House, Oxford in November 2012. Andrew Kahn 03 Dec 2012
146 The Triumph of the Humanities Michael S. Malone, journalist, bestselling author, and one of the world's best known technology writers challenges the notion that the humanities are facing a crisis. Michael S. Malone 25 Oct 2012
147 Creative Commons Christopher Brown and Malcom Rogers in conversation Malcolm Rogers and Dr Brown, the Director of the Ashmolean Museum, will discuss and compare their experiences of overseeing the extensive renovations of the Ashmolean Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Christopher Brown, Malcom Rogers 19 Jun 2012
148 Creative Commons Malcolm Rogers: The Art Museum in the 21st Century Malcolm Rogers (Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) delivers a lecture as Visiting Professor in Museums Galleries and Libraries. Malcolm Rogers 19 Jun 2012
149 Creative Commons The Holocaust, Narrative and Remembrance - Part Two Part 2/2. Workshop with Prof Dan Stone (RHUL), Paul Salmons (the IOE's Centre for Holocaust Education) and Prof Mark Roseman (Indiana University). Dan Stone, Paul Salmons, Mark Roseman 19 Jun 2012
150 Creative Commons The Holocaust, Narrative and Remembrance - Part One Part 1/2. Workshop with with Prof Dan Stone (RHUL), Paul Salmons (the IOE's Centre for Holocaust Education) and Prof Mark Roseman (Indiana University). Dan Stone, Paul Salmons, Mark Roseman 19 Jun 2012
151 Creative Commons Saul Friedländer in conversation A discussion forum on writing Holocaust history with Prof Jane Caplan (St Antony's College, Oxford), Prof Mark Roseman (Indiana University) and Prof Nicholas Stargardt (Magdalen College, Oxford). Saul Friedländer, Jane Caplan, Mark Roseman, Nicholas Stargardt 19 Jun 2012
152 Creative Commons Saul Friedländer: Trends in the historiography of the Holocaust Professor Saul Friedländer delivers a lecture as the inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor in Historiography. Saul Friedländer 19 Jun 2012
153 Creative Commons Masterclass - Climate Change: Justice and Benefit Final of four masterclass sessions on Economic Thought. With Professor John Broome (White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford University). John Broome 18 Jun 2012
154 Creative Commons Sir Partha Dasgupta: Masterclass - The Idea of Personhood in Intergenerational Well-Being Second of four masterclass sessions on Economic Thought. With Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta (inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor in Economic Thought). Partha Dasgupta 18 Jun 2012
155 Creative Commons Sir Partha Dasgupta: Masterclass - Discounting Climate Change First of four masterclass sessions on Economic Thought. With Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta (inaugural Humanitas Visiting Professor in Economic Thought). Partha Dasgupta 18 Jun 2012
156 Creative Commons Sir Partha Dasgupta: The Ethics of Intergenerational Distribution Inaugural lecture by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Economic Thought. Partha Dasgupta 18 Jun 2012
157 Joseph Volpe: Opera - past, present and future. Joseph Volpe (Humanitas Visiting Professor in Opera Studies) in conversation with William Conner (former Director of Development for the San Fransisco Opera). Joseph Volpe, William Conner 18 Jun 2012
158 Joseph Volpe: Whither Opera in the 21st Century? Inaugural address by Joseph Volpe, Visiting Professor in Opera Studies. Joseph Volpe 18 Jun 2012
159 Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: Symposium - Making Space (does the Judaic model make sense in Christianity and Islam?) Symposium following the lectures delivered by Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks (Visiting Professor in Interfaith Studies 2011-2012) on the subject of 'Making Space: A Jewish Theology of the Other'. Jonathan Sacks, Janet Soskice, Abdou Filali-Ansari, Guy Stroumsa 24 Apr 2012
160 Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: The face of the other - the curious nature of biblical narrative Third of three lectures delivered by Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks (Visiting Professor in Interfaith Studies 2011-2012) on the subject of 'Making Space: A Jewish Theology of the Other'. Jonathan Sacks 24 Apr 2012
161 Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: Truth and translatability Second of three lectures delivered by Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks (Visiting Professor in Interfaith Studies 2011-2012) on the subject of 'Making Space: A Jewish Theology of the Other'. Jonathan Sacks 24 Apr 2012
162 Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: After Babel - A Jewish theology of interfaith First of three lectures delivered by Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks (Visiting Professor in Interfaith Studies 2011-2012) on the subject of 'Making Space: A Jewish Theology of the Other'. Jonathan Sacks 24 Apr 2012
163 Vanessa Redgrave: Speak What We Feel Not What We Ought To Say - (Part 2.2) Antony and Cleopatra Vanessa Redgrave (Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama 2011-2012) delivers the second of two lectures focused on the theme of Theatre and Politics. Vanessa Redgrave 24 Apr 2012
164 Vanessa Redgrave: Speak What We Feel Not What We Ought To Say - (Part 2.1) Antony and Cleopatra Vanessa Redgrave (Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama 2011-2012) delivers the second of two lectures focused on the theme of Theatre and Politics. Vanessa Redgrave 24 Apr 2012
165 Vanessa Redgrave: Speak What We Feel Not What We Ought To Say - (Part 1.2) King Lear - Panel Discussion Panel discussion following Vanessa Redgrave's first lecture focused on the theme of Theatre and Politics. Vanessa Redgrave, Carlo Nero, Fred Harrison, Robert Holtom 24 Apr 2012
166 Vanessa Redgrave: Speak What We Feel Not What We Ought To Say - (Part 1.1) King Lear Vanessa Redgrave (Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama 2011-2012) delivers the first of two lectures focused on the theme of Theatre and Politics. Vanessa Redgrave 24 Apr 2012
167 The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin The Archbishop of Canterbury, Prof. Richard Dawkins and Sir Anthony Kenny took part in a discussion titled "The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin". Held at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford in Feb 2012. Richard Dawkins, Rowan Williams, Anthony Kenny 28 Feb 2012
168 The Limits of Science Lord Rees of Ludlow delivers the 2011 Romanes Lecture. Martin Rees 31 Jan 2012
169 Creative Commons Symposium on the Future of Airport Capacity Symposium with Lord Foster, Huw Thomas, Louise Congdon, Dr Richard Broderick and Chris Moores. Chaired by Professor David Banister. Lord Foster, Huw Thomas, Louise Congdon, Richard Broderick 21 Dec 2011
170 Global Humanities Showcase Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly and Eugene Rogan give presentations showcasing the research being done in the Oxford Humanities Division. Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly, Eugene Rogan 05 Oct 2011
171 Creative Commons The Value of Humanities: Then and Now Dr Helen Small gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference. Helen Small 24 Aug 2011
172 Creative Commons Muslim Zion: Pakistan and Israel, twin religious states/Politics of Al-Qaeda Dr Faisal Devji gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference held on the 11th July 2011. Faisal Devji 24 Aug 2011
173 Creative Commons Humanities in Partnership withe Science: The World of Art on the Web Professor Donna Kurtz gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference held on 11th July 2011. Donna Kurtz 24 Aug 2011
174 Beyond Two Cultures: Digital Humanities Professor John Coleman gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference held on 11th July 2011. John Coleman 24 Aug 2011
175 Creative Commons Mindreading: From Neuroimaging to the Philosophy of Mind Dr Timothy Baines, Oxford, gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference on 11th July 2011. Timothy Bayne 24 Aug 2011
176 Creative Commons Per Capita Growth in the Roman Economy Professor Andrew Wilson, University of Oxford, showcases his research in the Ancient Roman Economy as part of the Oxford Humanities Research showcase. Andrew Wilson 24 Aug 2011
177 The museums and the artist A symposium with Glenn D. Lowry, Thomas Struth (Artist), Neil MacGregor (Director, The British Museum) and Penelope Curtis (Director, Tate Britain) held at the Said Business School on 5th May 2011. Glenn D. Lowry, Thomas Struth, Neil MacGregor, Penelope Curtis 08 Jun 2011
178 The abodes of the muses: theorising the modern art museum Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, gives a talk on Museums for the Humanitas - Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge series. Glenn D Lowry 06 Jun 2011
179 Creative Commons The Authorised Version in Modern Literature: David and Job get makeovers Prof Terence Wright (Newcastle University) gives the fourth lecture in the Manifold Greatness; The King James Bible 1611-2011 lecture series held at Corpus Christi College. Terrence Wright 14 Mar 2011
180 Creative Commons This book of starres': biblical constellations in the poetry of Herbert and Vaughan Prof Helen Wilcox (Bangor University) gives the third lecture in the Manifold Greatness" Oxford Celebrations of the King James Bible 1611-2011 lecture series held at Corpus Christi College. Helen Wilcox 14 Mar 2011
181 Neurosociety part 4: Constucting and reading neuroimages Kelly Joyce and Patricia Pisters give talks for the Neurosociety conference on the subject of reading neuroimages, MRI scans and how they are perceived and interpreted in films and popular culture. Chaired by Paul Martin. Kelly Joyce, Patricia Pisters, Paul Martin 10 Mar 2011
182 Introduction to Indian Literature in translation Professor Boehmer gives a short talk on her current research on Indian Literature in English, looking at the Post-Colonial world of literature and gives an introduction to studying World Literature in the Humanities Division. Elleke Boehmer 30 Apr 2009
183 Introduction to Studying the History and Politics of China Dr Rana Mitter talks about his cutting edge research in China and gives an introduction to studying the history and politics of China, a new and exciting field of research within the Humanities division. Rana Mitter 29 Apr 2009
184 Politics and Popular Poetry in the Arab World Professor Clive Holes gives a short talk on Arabic popular poetry; a medium of social satire and cultural criticism that is as important in Arabic culture as much as Social satire is in British culture. He also reads three translations of political poetry Clive Holes 29 Apr 2009