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The collegiate system is at the heart of the University’s success, giving students and academics the benefits of belonging to both a large, internationally renowned institution and to a smaller, interdisciplinary, academic college community. It enables leading academics and students across subjects and year groups, and from different cultures and countries to come together to share ideas.
All Colleges invest heavily in facilities for extensive library and IT provision, accommodation and welfare support, and sports and social events. The relatively small number of students at each college allows for close and supportive personal attention to be given to the induction, academic development and welfare of individuals.
Each college has its own Governing Body, comprising the Head of House and a number of Fellows, most of whom also hold University posts. There are also six Permanent Private Halls, which were founded by various Christian denominations and still retain their religious character.

Series associated with Colleges

A Corpus, Not a Canon
Almanac – The Oxford Middle East Podcast
Ancient Egyptian Poetry
Asian Studies Centre
Balliol Chapel
Brasenose College
Building Peace 2010 to 2019
Building Peace 2020
Bynum Tudor Annual Lectures at Kellogg College
Centenary celebration of the first modern Spanish endowment at Oxford
Changing Character of War
Christ Church
Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference
Contemporary Islamic Studies
Cosmopolis and Beyond: Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters
David Nicholls Memorial Trust
Emden History Lectures
English Tutorials at Mansfield College
Environmental Governance and Resilience
Europe's Stories Project
European Studies Centre
Exeter College
Free Speech Debate
Global Economic Governance Programme
Global Economic Governance: Globalisation and the Financial Crisis
Green Templeton College
Green Templeton Lectures 2013 : Feeding a Better Future
Green Templeton Lectures 2014: The Tyranny of the Normal
Harmsworth Lecture series
Harris Manchester College
IDEAL Collaboration Conference 2016
In Our Spare Time
Isaiah Berlin Centenary
Israel Studies Seminar
Jesus College
Keble College
Kellogg College
Lady Margaret Hall
Latin American Centre
Law and Politics from St Antony's College
LIBcast - from The Queen's College
Lincoln College
Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Modern Perspectives
Mansfield College
Manuscript and Text Cultures
McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics & Public Life
Merton College
Micrographia 350
Middle East Centre
Middle East Centre Booktalk
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
Oh What a Lovely War? First World War Anniversary Lectures
Opera Studies
Oriel College
Oriel College Chapel Services
Oxford Centre for the Study of Corruption and Transparency
Oxford Chinese Economy Programme
Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT)
Oxford UIDP Summit
Pharmaceutical Industry: Past, Present and Future
Philanthropy
Prime Ministers and Europe since Thatcher - The Hertford lectures
Russian Literature and Culture
Shakespeare and the Brain
Social Mobility
Societies in Transition
Somerville College
St Anne's College
St Antony's looks at the World
St Catherine's College
St Cross College Lectures
St Cross College Shorts
St Cross Colloquia
St Edmund Hall
St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2015: Teddy Talks
St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2017: Teddy Talks
St Hilda's College Podcasts
St Hugh's College
St John's College
St Peter's College
St. Cross College
Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) 2019
Teddy Talks
The Body and Being Network
The Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture Series
The Facts Facing the UK's Future: A Colloquium at The Queen's College
The Geddes Memorial Lectures
The Isaiah Berlin Lecture
The Leonard Woolf Symposium
The Ockham Lecture - The Merton College Physics Lecture
The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
The Queen's Access Podcast
The Tanner Lectures
The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath
The View from Above: Structure, Emergence, and Causation
Tower Poetry
Translating Illness
Trinity College Podcasts
Uncertainty as part of decision-relevant information
University College
Unlocking Late Schumann
Wadham College
Weidenfeld Debates
Wolfson College Podcasts
Worcester College
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1 Theft of Time: Notes on Spolia and the Writing of Indian History Sudipta Sen (University of California, Davis) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 26 April 2021. Sudipta Sen 23 Jun 2021
2 "Our History": The Everyday Social and the Sense of Historical Touch Sundar Sarukkai (Centre for Society and Policy, IISc) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 10 May 2021. For more information on the event, see here. For queries, please contact the seminar convenor at saih@history.ox.ac.uk. Sundar Sarukkai 17 Jun 2021
3 A Historian among the Goddesses of Modern India Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University) speaks at the Oxford South Asian Intellectual History Seminar on 31 May 2021. Sumathi Ramaswamy 17 Jun 2021
4 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
5 War on Bodies Moral Immunity and the Psychopolitics of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Iran Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (SOAS University of London), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series on 21st May 2021, chaired by Edmund Herzig (Faculty of Oriental Studies). Discussant: Dr Maziyar Ghiabi (University of Exeter). Orkideh Behrouzan, Edmund Herzig, Maziyar Ghiabi 17 Jun 2021
6 Conversation with Maria Stepanova and Sasha Dugdale A conversation with the Moscow-based poet and prose writer Maria Stepanova and her main translator Sasha Dugdale about three volumes of Stepanova's work newly translated into English. Maria Stepanova, Sasha Dugdale, Stephanie Sandler, Oliver Ready 15 Jun 2021
7 Dostoevsky at 200: A roundtable An event with leading scholars and the novelist Alex Christofi, to mark the bicentenary of Dostoevsky's birth by discussing new approaches to the work and life of this titanic figure. Yuri Corrigan, Lynn Ellen Patyk, Alex Christofi, Caryl Emerson 28 May 2021
8 How to be Human: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life Jory Fleming (2017, Environmental Change and Management) on his debut book, How to be Human: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life. Jory Fleming 24 May 2021
9 Making Film in Egypt Join us as we listen to Dr Chihab El Khachab (King’s College, Cambridge) in conversation about his new book – Making Film in Egypt: How Labor, Technology, and Mediation Shape the Industry. Published by American University in Cairo Press. Chihab El Khachab 18 May 2021
10 Women's Rights on The Altar of a Strategic Stake: The New Population Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Professor Marie Ladier-Fouladi (CNRS)/ CETOBaC) gives a talk for the MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars. Chaired by Soraya Tremayne (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology). Marie Ladier-Fouladi 18 May 2021
11 Speculative Satire in Contemporary Literature and Film: Rant Against the Regime Professor Kirk Combe (1983, English) discusses his new book, published by Routledge, Speculative Satire in Contemporary Literature and Film: Rant Against the Regime. Kirk Combe 17 May 2021
12 Hamid Dabashi in conversation about his new book:The Last Muslim Intellectual: The Life and Legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad Hamid Dabashi (Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York), gives a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Hamid Dabashi 07 May 2021
13 Stanley Ulijaszek discusses the impacts of COVID-19 Lockdown on Physical and Mental Health during COVID-19 Stanley and his team at the Unit for BioCultural Variation and Obesity, University of Oxford, undertook an England-wide survey of the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown during the summer of 2020 on physical activity, food and eating, and mental health. Stanley Ulijaszek 05 May 2021
14 "वासाड गावाचा धनगर राजा": Ecological Refugees in Ancestral Grass-scape (Historical life space and changing socio-economic dynamics) Saili Palande-Datar gives the fourth and final presentation on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Saili Palande-Datar 28 Apr 2021
15 Mobilizing transregional indigenous identities on cross-sectional borders Bina Sengar gives the third presentation on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Bina Sengar 28 Apr 2021
16 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
17 Circuits of interchange and influence: The 1979 Rucha issue on Urdu and Marathi modernist poetry Anjali Nerlekar gives the first talk on the second day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Anjali Nerlekar 28 Apr 2021
18 Education, Nationalism and the Native Body: the Pradnya Pathshala Project Rahul Sarwate gives the fourth presentation on the first day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Rahul Sarwate 28 Apr 2021
19 सत्ता तुझी राणीबाई: Royals in Marathi Writings Shraddha Kumbhojkar gives the third presentation for the first day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Shraddha Kumbhojkar 28 Apr 2021
20 Like Milk and Sugar Dominic Vendell gives the second presentation for the first day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Dominic Vendell 28 Apr 2021
21 The Tinderbox documentary film discussion Gillian Mosely (Film Director and Producer) joins Dr Anne Irfan, Professor Eugene Rogan and our Middle East Centre webinar audience to talk about her documentary film, The Tinderbox - Israel and Palestine: time to call time? Gillian Mosely, Anne Irfan, Eugene Rogan 20 Apr 2021
22 Debating the Law, Creating Gender - MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars Professor Irene Schneider (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), gives a talk for the MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars. Chaired by Professor Marilyn Booth (Magdalen College, Oxford) Irene Schneider 19 Apr 2021
23 Booktalk episode 6: Rivals in the Gulf: Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Abdullah Bin Bayyah, and the Qatar-UAE Contest Over the Arab Spring and the Gulf Crisis For our sixth episode of MEC Booktalk, guest author David Warren (Washington University in St Louis) discusses his recent book, Rivals in the Gulf, published by Routledge in January 2021. David Warren, Usaama al-Azami 12 Apr 2021
24 Chand Bibi between Persianate cosmopolitanism and regional particularism Roy Fischel gives the first presentation for the first day of the Maharashtra Studies Conference. Roy Fischel 01 Apr 2021
25 Andrew Pollard and the Development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Andrew Pollard discusses the development of the COVID-19 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine with Stanley Ulijaszek Andrew Pollard, Stanley Ulijaszek 25 Mar 2021
26 Ashmolean Museum - Middle East Centre: Owning the Past: A troubled century of Anglo-Iraqi relations A webinar that explores the complex history binding Iraq and the U.K. from the First World War through the mandate and creation of the Hashemite monarchy, and Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and its aftermath. Eugene Rogan, Dina Rizk Khoury, Charles Tripp, Myfanwy Lloyd 24 Mar 2021
27 Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Annual Lecture - Iran and the Arab Uprisings: Opportunity Grasped or Squandered? Sponsored in association with Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, Founder and Chair, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. With Professor Anoush Ehteshami (Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University) Anoush Ehteshami 19 Mar 2021
28 Counter-Revolutions Vs. Counter-Marginalization Movements: (Re)Visiting the Online Tug-of-War a Decade After the Arab Spring Dr Marc Owen Jones (Hamad Bin Khalifa University) and Dr Sahar Khamis (University of Maryland) give a talk for the MEC Friday Seminars Series. Chaired by Professor Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford). Marc Owen Jones, Sahar Khamis, Walter Armbrust, Eugene Rogan 17 Mar 2021
29 Matthew Snape on running COVID-19 vaccine trials Matthew Snape discusses the running COVID-19 vaccine trials with Stanley Ulijaszek matthew snape, Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Mar 2021
30 Tunisia: Unfinished Revolutions (Held jointly with the British-Tunisian Society) Hela Ammar (Artist) and Mohamed Kerrou (University of Tunis El Manar) give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Chaired by Dr Michael Willis (St Antony's College, Oxford), the discussant was Professor Charles R H Tripp (SOAS). Hela Ammar, Mohamed Kerrou, Michael Willis, Charles R H Tripp 12 Mar 2021
31 Among the Supporting Cast Sir Timothy Sainsbury (1953) on his memoir, Among the Supporting Cast. Sir Timothy Sainsbury 10 Mar 2021
32 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Elana Shapira: Berta Zuckerkandl and Her Circle: Austrian Nationalism and Zionism in Viennese Modernism Elana Shapira discusses the tangled relationship between Austrian Nationalism and Zionism in Viennese Modernism Elana Shapira 09 Mar 2021
33 Libya: Past, Present and Future Anas El Gomati (Sadeq Institute) and Mary Fitzgerald (King's College London) give a talk on Libya for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Chaired by Dr Usaama al-Azami (St Antony's College). Anas El Gomati, Mary Fitzgerald 09 Mar 2021
34 A Revolution in Rhyme: Poetic Co-option under the Islamic Republic Guest author Dr Fatemeh Shams (Assistant Professor of Modern Persian Literature, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania) talks with Booktalk host Dr Zuzanna Olszewska (University of Oxford). Fatemeh Shams, Zuzanna Olszewska 04 Mar 2021
35 The Place of Religion After the Uprisings Dr. Shadi Hamid (Brookings Institution; contributing writer, The Atlantic) and Professor Nadia Oweidat (Kansas State University) give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday seminar series. Chaired by Dr Usaama al-Azami (St Antony's College). Shadi Hamid, Nadia Oweidat, Usaama al-Azami 26 Feb 2021
36 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Maja Gildin Zuckerman: The Pragmatism of Proto-Zionism: Tracing Jewish Nation-building through a Cultural Sociological Framework Maya Gildin Zuckerman discusses a 1897 tour from London to Palestine as a moment in the Zionist meaning making process. Maja Gilding Zuckerman 23 Feb 2021
37 Mainstream Nathan Evans (1993) explores the anthology Mainstream Nathan Evans 23 Feb 2021
38 Iraq and Lebanon – Revolt Against Sectarianism? Maha Yahya (PhD, Director, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Centre) Maysoon Pachachi (Film director) give a talk for the Middle East Studies Centre. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St. Antony's College, Oxford). Maha Yahya, Maysoon Pachachi, Eugene Rogan 23 Feb 2021
39 History, politics, and Anecdotes with Eugene Rogan Piotr Schulkes and Eugene Rogan discuss the importance of history in contemporary Middle Eastern politics, how the West discusses the region, and a number of stories from Rogan’s time at Oxford. Piotr Schulkes, Eugene Rogan 22 Feb 2021
40 Dan Hicks discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums with Stanley Ulijaszek Dan Hicks, British archaeologist and anthropologist discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums with Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek, Dan Hicks 19 Feb 2021
41 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 10 - Medicine Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Beinn Khulusi, Annie Roberts and Bethan Storey about applying for Medicine at Oxford and what it's like to study Medicine at Queen's. Kyla Thomas, Beinn Khulusi, Annie Roberts, Bethan Storey 18 Feb 2021
42 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 9 - Music Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Rhiannon Harris, Rachel Howe and Rowan Ireland about what it's like to be involved in music at Queen's, including the Eglesfield Music Society and the Queen's Chapel Choir. Kyla Thomas, Rhiannon Harris, Rachel Howe, Rowan Ireland 18 Feb 2021
43 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 8 - Access and Outreach Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Julia Duddy and Jack Wilson about the various access initiatives that happen at Queen's and what it's like to be a Student Ambassador. Kyla Thomas, Julia Duddy, Jack Wilson 18 Feb 2021
44 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 7 - Sports Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Hamish Smeaton, Katie Humphreys and Ying Wong about the different ways to be involved in sports in College and in the University as a whole. Kyla Thomas, Hamish Smeaton, Katie Humphreys, Ying Wong 18 Feb 2021
45 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 6 - Food Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Katie Belok and Charlotte Murphy, current JCR Food Reps, about all things food at Queen's. Kyla Thomas, Katie Belok, Charlotte Murphy 18 Feb 2021
46 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 5 - Leadership Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Isabelle Gibbons, former Vice President for the JCR, about what a JCR does, the elections process, and how you can be involved in student leadership. Kyla Thomas, Isabelle Gibbons 18 Feb 2021
47 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 4 - Domestic Life Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Esme Weeks and Marte van der Graaf about all of the important things you need to know when living in college. Kyla Thomas, Esme Weeks, Marte van der Graaf 17 Feb 2021
48 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 3 - Social Life Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Luke Geoghegan, Pandora McKenzie and Hannah Cole about social life within College and in Oxford more generally, and all things clubs and societies. Kyla Thomas, Luke Geoghegan, Pandora McKenzie, Hannah Cole 17 Feb 2021
49 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 2 - Tutorials Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Francis Lawson, Jessica Wen and Austin Haynes about their experiences of the tutorial system and work in general at Oxford - and more specifically at Queen's. Kyla Thomas, Francis Lawson, Jessica Wen, Austin Haynes 17 Feb 2021
50 The Queen's Access Podcast: Episode 1 - Welfare Kyla Thomas, Queen’s JCR Access and Outreach Rep, talks to Seren Ford, Female Welfare rep for the JCR, about how Queen's supports the welfare of its students and what to do if you're in need of some help. Kyla Thomas, Seren Ford 17 Feb 2021
51 Jamie Stern-Weiner: IHRA: The Politics of a Definition Jamie Stern-Weiner (Oxford) traces the genesis and evolution of a controversial 'working definition' of antisemitism. Jamie Stern-Weiner 16 Feb 2021
52 Julian Savulescu and ethical issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic St Cross College Fellow Julian Savulescu, Uehiru Professor of Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, in conversation with Stanley Ulijaszek about ethics and the COVID-19 pandemic. Julian Savulescu, Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Feb 2021
53 The Caliphate of Man: Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought Join us for the fourth MEC Booktalk episode where Dr Usaama al-Azami talks with guest author Andrew March about his new book, The Caliphate of Man: The Invention of Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought, published by Harvard University Press, 2021 Usaama al-Azami, Andrew March 16 Feb 2021
54 Delusional states: Love, Citizenship and Resistance in Gilgit-Baltistan This talk examines the emotional and intimate logics of occupation, citizenship, and state-making in Gilgit-Baltistan, a contested borderland between India and Pakistan that forms part of the Kashmir dispute. Nosheen Ali 10 Feb 2021
55 Lebanon’s Economic and political crisis Piotr Schulkes, Felix Walker, and Michael Memari cover the ongoing crises in Lebanon’s political and economic systems. Michael Memari, Felix Walker, Piotr Schulkes 09 Feb 2021
56 Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition Join us for the third MEC Booktalk episode where Dr Usaama al-Azami talks with guest author Ahmed El Shamsy about his new book, Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition. Ahmed El Shamsy, Usaama al-Azami 07 Feb 2021
57 Creative Commons A Contrapuntal History of Hindustan Manan Amend (Columbia), gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series. Manan Amend 04 Feb 2021
58 Achillefs Kapanidis on developing a new rapid test for COVID-19 St Cross Fellow Achillefs Kapanidis talks with Stanley Ulijaszek about how his research group developed a new rapid test for SARS CoV2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 Achillefs Kapanidis, Stanley Ulijaszek 04 Feb 2021
59 Anna Prashizky: Connecting Ethnicity and Space: The New Russian-Mizrahi-Mediterranean Pop Culture in Israel’s Periphery Ann Prashizky discusses 'self orientalistation' by the 1.5 generation of FSU immigrants to Israel. Anna Prashizky 02 Feb 2021
60 Sharks, Death, Surfers Melissa McCarthy (1994) on her book, Sharks, Death, Surfers Melissa McCarthy 02 Feb 2021
61 Michael Parker and the COVID-19 response St Cross College Fellow Michael Parker is Professor of Bioethics, Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and of the Ethox Centre, all at the University of Oxford. Michael Parker, Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Feb 2021
62 Rana Mitter and the implications of COVID-19 for China St Cross College Fellow Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, in a conversation with Stanley Ulijaszek about China and the COVID-19 pandemic. Rana Mitter, Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Feb 2021
63 Etiquette Isabel Parkinson (2015) on her debut novel, Etiquette Isabel Parkinson 27 Jan 2021
64 Adam Sutcliffe: Light Unto the Nations - The Idea of Jewish Purpose and the Emergence of Zionism (Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar) Adam Sutcliffe (KCL) discusses how Zionist ideologues have viewed the notion of Jewish purpose. Adam Sutcliffe 27 Jan 2021
65 New Year’s Episode The whole team gets together to discuss what their moment of note of 2020 was, what they are looking out for in 2021, and what their favourite book on the Middle East is. Piotr Schulkes, Helena Murphy, Frederike Brockhoven, Max Randall 26 Jan 2021
66 Tal Shamur (Cambridge): The emergence of melancholic citizenship at the urban periphery: The case of south Tel Aviv protest against global migration Tal Shamur presents his work on the melancholic protest of Hatikva residents. Tal Shamur 19 Jan 2021
67 The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet Episode 2, with Dr Faisal Devji, (St Antony’s College, Oxford), talks with Joshua Craze (University of Chicago) and writer Aaron Tugendhaft about Aaron's new book The Idols of ISIS: From Assyria to the Internet, University of Chicago Press 2020. Faisal Devji, Joshua Craze, Aaron Tugendhaft 18 Jan 2021
68 Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads First episode of Booktalk, where host Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford) talks with David Rundell on his book Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads, Bloomsbury Publication (2020. Eugene Rogan, David Rundell 18 Jan 2021
69 An van Camp in conversation with Stanley Ulijaszek at the Young Rembrandt exhibition As part of the St Cross College Shorts podcast series, Fellow and Ashmolean Museum Curator An van Camp discusses the Young Rembrandt exhibition with Stanley Ulijaszek, in October 2020. An Van Camp, Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Dec 2020
70 The logic of chaos: The pattern of dictatorships Ece Temelkuran, author of How to Lose a Country: the Seven Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship (2019) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar series. Chaired by Dr Laurent Mignon (St Antony's College, Oxford). Ece Temelkuran, Laurent Mignon 09 Dec 2020
71 Child abuse and dancing boys in Afghanistan Piotr Schulkes, Rose Johnson, and Max Randall dive into the phenomenon of the Dancing Boys of Afghanistan. Piotr Schulkes, Rose Johnson, Max Randall 03 Dec 2020
72 Why Syria Still Matters and Why Assad is Still There Dr Lina Khatib, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham, Jeremy Bowen (Middle East Editor, BBC News) give a talk on Syria and it's current political situation. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford). Lina Khatib, Jeremy Bowen 03 Dec 2020
73 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Rose Stair (Oxford): Age and gender in German-language cultural Zionism The fourth lecture in the Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies seminar series. Rose Stair discusses cultural Zionism through a focus on age and gender. Rost Stair 01 Dec 2020
74 Creative Commons Jeko Khere So Khaye (He who tills has the right to eat); 'development' and the politics of agrarian reform in late 1940s and early 1950s in Sindh Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series. Sarah Ansari 26 Nov 2020
75 Creative Commons Apocalymbo: Trickster Politics in the Age of the Pandemic (and Other Crises) Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford), author of Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series on 20th November 2020. Walter Armbrust, Michael Willis 25 Nov 2020
76 Peter Bergamin (Oxford): Guns and Moses: Jewish anti-British Resistance during the Mandate for Palestine Peter Bergamin presents some findings and conclusions from his recent research on the British Mandate for Palestine, focusin on the phenomena of Jewish illegal immigration and anti-British terrorism, and their role in Britain’s eventual abandonment of the Peter Bergamin 24 Nov 2020
77 ‘God Does not Discriminate’: Inclusive Mosques Politics in France and the United Kingdom Benjamin Dubrulle (Maison Française d'Oxford), gives a seminar for the MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars. Chaired by Dr Soraya Tremayne (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford) on 18th November 2020. Benjamin Dubrulle 24 Nov 2020
78 Avi Shlaim on Revisionist History and Israel Piotr Schulkes and Avi Shlaim, Fellow of the British Academy, sit down to discuss Israel’s New Historians; who they are, what they believe, and the popular reception to it. Avi Shlaim, Piotr Schulkes 20 Nov 2020
79 The Trajectory of the Tunisian Revolution: between Continuities and Disjunctures Professor Sami Zemni (Ghent) gives a talk on the Tunisian Revolution on its 10 year anniversary. Part of the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series, chaired by Dr Michael Willis (St Anthony's College). Sami Zemni 18 Nov 2020
80 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Yuval Evri (KCL) - The Return to Al-Andalus: Disputes Over Sephardic Culture and Identity Between Arabic and Hebrew Yuval Evri discusses his new book, The Return to Al-Andalus, Disputes Over Sephardic Culture and Identity Between Arabic and Hebrew Yuval Evri 17 Nov 2020
81 The New Populist nationalism in Saudi Arabia Madawi Al-Rasheed (KCL and LSE), author of Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia (2018) and Ben Hubbard (The New York Times), author of MBS: The Rise to Power of MBS (2020) give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Madawi al-Rasheed, Ben Hubbard 17 Nov 2020
82 David Beeson David Beeson, Professor in Molecular Neurosciences, talks with Stanley Ulijaszek David Beeson, Stanley Ulijaszek 13 Nov 2020
83 Adriana X Jacobs Adriana X Jacobs, Associate Professor and Cowley Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Literature in conversation with Stanley Ulijaszek Adriana X Jacobs, Stanley Ulijaszek 13 Nov 2020
84 Rajput loyalties in the Mughal age Cynthia Talbot (Texas at Austin) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre seminar series on Mughal India and the Rajput. Cynthia Talbot 12 Nov 2020
85 Global histories of hierarachy? Reflections from India on Caste, race and the Black Lives Matter movement Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) and Rosalind O'Hanlon (Oxford) give a talk for the Modern South Asian Studies seminars on the Black Lives Matter movement. Nayanika Mathur, Rosalind O'Hanlon 11 Nov 2020
86 Nahshon Perez (Bar-Ilan) and Yuval Jobani (Tel Aviv): Governing the Sacred: Political Toleration in Five Contested Sacred Sites Nachshon Perez discusses Perez and Jobani's co-authored book on the politics of contested sacred sites Nachshon Perez 10 Nov 2020
87 Illiberal Liberals and the Future of Dictatorship in Egypt Dalia Fahmy (Long Island University) editor of Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy (2017), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Dalia Fahmy, Daanish Faruqi, Usaama al-Azami 10 Nov 2020
88 Challenging the Limited View - The Case of the Women in Mosques Movement Part of the Middle East Centre Women's Rights Research Seminars. With Dr Mine Yildirim Chair: Dr Nazila Ghanea (Department for Continuing Education,University of Oxford). Mine Yildirim, Nazila Ghanea 06 Nov 2020
89 Creative Commons Looking back; Moving Forwards: The History of Black Lives Matter Wolfson College marks Black History Month 2020 with an engaging discussion with Britain's foremost experts on the history of black lives and communities in Britain. Olivette Otele, Hakim Adi 05 Nov 2020
90 Domestic audience costs and foreign policy making in India: recent shifts in the BJP's strategy Unlike ever before in India’s history, domestic political calculations and audience costs dictate the shaping of the country’s foreign and security policy. Happymon Jacob 05 Nov 2020
91 Pandemic as event: thinking modern Indian society through a crisis Conjunctures and crises reveal the fault lines of a society. Covid 19 and the resultant lockdown in India have brought back memories of the devastation wrought by the flu epidemic of 1918 and the political crackdown by the colonial government. Dilip Menon 05 Nov 2020
92 Authoritarian or Revolutionary? Reflections on the Nature of the State in the Islamic Republic of Iran Maryam Alemzadeh (Princeton) Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (St Andrews), author of The Quest for Authority in Iran: a history of the presidency from revolution to Rouhani (2017), give a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series. Maryam Alemzadeh, Siavush Randjbar-Daemi 04 Nov 2020
93 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Semina: Danielle Drori (Oxford): Yosef Klausner in Translation: Zionism and Christianity The second seminar in the Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalism Sereis. Danielle Drori discusses Zionism and translation, with a focus on Klausner's Life of Jesus Danielle Drori 03 Nov 2020
94 OxPeace 2020: Take-aways from the ‘Women, Peace and Security’ Conference Frances Guy and Liz Carmichael sum up the 2020 Oxpeace Conference. Frances Guy, Liz Carmichael 02 Nov 2020
95 OxPeace 2020: Combating Sexual and Gender-based Violence Dr Henri Myrttinen, Gender Associations, gives a talk for the 2020 Oxpeace Conference Henri Myrttinen 02 Nov 2020
96 Orientalism and the Language of the Middle East Lillie Sullivan, Piotr Schulkes, and Hajar Meddah discuss what the Middle East as a region is and how it is portrayed in academia and the media. Piotr Schulkes, Hajar Meddah, Lillie Sullivan 02 Nov 2020
97 Hadeel Abu Hussein (Oxford): Palestinian Arab Citizens in Israel, Equality Struggle Hadeel Abu Hussein discusses the historical stages of the Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel with respect to their political formation and social experience as individuals and a collective starting from 1948, until nowadays. Hadeel Abu Hussein 27 Oct 2020
98 The Dictatorship Syndrome Alaa Al Aswany, author of The Dictatorship Syndrome (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford) Alaa Al Aswany, Eugene Rogan 23 Oct 2020
99 Reconsidering Early Jewish Nationalist Ideologies Seminar: Yair Wallach, (SOAS): Language of Revival or Conquest? Hebrew in the Streets of early 20th century Jerusalem Yair Wallach discusses his book A City in Fragments: Urban Text in Modern Jerusalem (Stanford University Press, 2020). Yair Wallach 22 Oct 2020
100 Sandy Kedar: Emptied Lands - A Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev. Prof. Sandy Kedar (Haifa) discusses his co-authored book on the legal rights of the Bedouin in the Negev. Sandy Kedar 14 Oct 2020