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Humanities Division

The Humanities Division is one of four academic divisions in the University of Oxford, bringing together the faculties of Classics; English; History; Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics; Medieval and Modern Languages; Music; Oriental Studies; Philosophy; and Theology, as well as the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.
The Division offers world-class teaching and research, backed by the superb resources of the University’s libraries and museums, including the famous Bodleian Library, with its 11 million volumes and priceless early book and manuscript collections, and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Such historic resources are linked to cutting-edge agendas in research and teaching, with an increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary study. Our faculties are among the largest in the world, enabling Oxford to offer an education in Arts and Humanities unparalleled in its range of subjects, from music and fine art to ancient and modern languages.

Series associated with Humanities Division

"British" World War One Poetry: An Introduction
2013 Carnegie-Uehiro-Oxford Ethics Conference: Happiness and Well-Being
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art lectures
Ancient Egyptian Poetry
Ancient History HT2015: Digital Classics
Approaching Shakespeare
Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America
Bio-Ethics Bites
Broadcast Media
Cantemir Institute
Censorship in Literature in South Africa
Centre for the Study of the Book
Challenging the Canon
Cultural Connections: exchanging knowledge and widening participation in the Humanities
D.H. Lawrence
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
Diplomacy and culture at the Ottoman Court
Edward Lear's Feelings
English at Oxford
English Graduate Conference 2012
Euthydemus - Platonic Dialogue
Exploring Humanities - The Ertegun Scholarship Programme
Faculty of Classics
Faculty of English - Introductions
From Conscience to Robots: Practical Ethics Workshops
General Philosophy
George Eliot
Global and Imperial History Research Seminar
Global Poverty: Philosophical Questions
Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series, 2016-2017
Great Writers Inspire
Great Writers Inspire at Home
Greece in Crisis: Culture, Identity, Politics
Greek and Roman Drama - Theatre History and Modern Performance (APGRD Public Lectures)
Hensley Henson Lectures 2018 - Thomas Cromwell: Enterprising Reformation
Hensley Henson Lectures 2019 Art, Craft and Theology: Making Good Words
History Faculty
History of Art
History of the Eighteenth Century in Ten Poems
Humanitas - Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
Hume's Central Principles
Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion
Ian Ramsey Centre: The Deist Controversy
Ian Ramsey Centre: The Great Debate
Indian Traces in Oxford
Institute for Visual Research
Interviews on Great Writers
Interviews with Philosophers
Introducing the Qur'an
Introduction to David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature Book One
John Locke Lectures in Philosophy
Journal of Practical Ethics
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
La Bella Principessa: A Leonardo Discovered
Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle (1913): A Day Symposium
Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5
Literature and Form
Literature, Art and Oxford
Medea, a performance history (APGRD multimedia ebooks)
Medieval English
Medieval German Studies
Mesoamerican Manuscripts
Metaphor: Philosophical Issues
Modern Fairies
Modern Languages
MSt English Language
Musical Abstracts
Nietzsche on Mind and Nature
Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre
Oriental Institute
Origins of Nature
Oscar Wilde
Oxford German Exchange Series on Brexit
Oxford Humanities - Research Showcase: Global Exploration, Innovation and Influence
Oxford Writers' House Talks
Philosophical perspectives on the causes of mental illness
Philosophy - Ethics of the New Biosciences
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy Special Lectures
Photo Archives VI: The Place of Photography
Poetry with Simon Armitage
Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies
Practical Ethics Bites
Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities
Reformation 2017
Reid's Critique of Hume
Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment
Renegotiations of History in light of the 'Greek Crisis'
Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction
Rothermere American Institute
Ruskin School of Art
Russian Ab Initio Students: Pre-Course Listening Material
Sacrifice and Modern Thought
Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques
Samuel Johnson
Science and Religious Conflict Conference
Shakespeare's first folio
Social Media and Faith
Spain: 1959 - 1992
Staging Shakespeare
Staying Alive: Poetry and Crisis
Stories, Spaces and Societies - Globalising and Localising the Great War
Taylor Lecture
Teaching the Codex
The Beazley Archive - Classical Art Research Centre
The Dragon and The Cross: Christianity in China
The End of Journalism
The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII
The Fall of the Roman Empire (Bryan Ward-Perkins)
The King James Bible Lecture Series
The New Madhyamaka
The Remedy
The Value of Humanities
The View from Above: Structure, Emergence, and Causation
The Zaharoff Lecture
Theology Faculty
Tolkien at Oxford
Transforming Nineteenth-Century Historically Informed Practice
Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Uehiro Lectures: Practical solutions for ethical challenges
Unlocking Late Schumann
Voltaire Foundation
Was there a Russian Enlightenment?
What is Tragedy?
What is Translation?
Writers in Dialogue
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101 Cromwell and the Monasteries (part 1) Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church, gives the second lecture in the Hensley Henson 2018 series. Diarmaid MacCulloch 12 Jun 2018
102 The Religion of Thomas Cromwell (part 1) Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church, gives the first lecture in the Hensley Henson 2018 series. Diarmaid MacCulloch 12 Jun 2018
103 Cost-benefit analysis In this special lecture, Professor Matt Adler argues that social welfare function is a better methodology than cost-benefit analysis. Professor Matthew Adler 11 Jun 2018
104 Sleep softly: Ethics, Schubert and the value of dying well An inter-disciplinary collaboration on music, mortality and ethics. Dominic Wilkinson 08 Jun 2018
105 2018 Annual Uehiro Lectures (3/3): Illness and Attitude Lecture 3 of 3.Who we are depends in part on the social world in which we live. In these lectures I look at some consequences for three mental health problems, broadly construed: dementia, addiction, and psychosomatic illness. Richard Holton 05 Jun 2018
106 2018 Annual Uehiro Lectures (2/3): Addiction, Desire and the Polluted Environment Lecture 2 of 3. Who we are depends in part on the social world in which we live. In these lectures I look at some consequences for three mental health problems, broadly construed: dementia, addiction, and psychosomatic illness. Richard Holton 05 Jun 2018
107 2018 Annual Uehiro Lectures (1/3): Dementia and the Social Scaffold of Memory Lecture 1 of 3. Who we are depends in part on the social world in which we live. In these lectures I look at some consequences for three mental health problems, broadly construed: dementia, addiction, and psychosomatic illness. Richard Holton 05 Jun 2018
108 Free Reading Professor Lloyd Pratt delivers his inaugural lecture as Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature. Lloyd Pratt 22 May 2018
109 The Future of Mobility: How and why will we transport ourselves in the next decades Digitisation has entered the mobility arena. The car has evolved from a mechanical device into a “data producing embedded software platform”, and the internet is quickly linking the supply and demand to effectively fulfil our transport needs. Carlo van de Weijer 21 May 2018
110 Unseasonal Produce: Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres Simon Armitage delivers the Trinity 2018 poetry lecture entitled "Unseasonal Produce: Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres". Simon Armitage 17 May 2018
111 Creative Commons The Polish Italian Royal Wedding of 1518: Dynasty, Memory & Language Natalia Nowakowska (Tutor and Fellow in History, Somerville College and Principal Investigator 'The Jagiellonians Project') gives a talk for the History Faculty. Natalia Nowakowska 16 May 2018
112 Reading Bass Culture On 26 April 2018, Linton Kwesi Johnson read from a selection of his poetry and discussed with Professor Paul Gilroy the inter-generational and transatlantic relationships that had nurtured it. Linton Kwesi Johnson, Paul Gilroy, Louisa Layne 16 May 2018
113 Creative Commons ‘Edward Lear’s Vision’, by Professor Matthew Bevis A talk given at the Ashmolean Museum on Edward Lear’s life, art, and poetry. Matthew Bevis 10 May 2018
114 Slade Lectures 2018 (7): Barocci: The Madonna del Popolo Professor David Ekserdjian gives his seventh Slade Lecture on Barocci’s drawings for the Madonna del Popolo. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
115 Slade Lectures 2018 (5): Parmigianino: The Madonna of the Long Neck Professor David Ekserdjian gives his fifth Slade Lecture on Parmigianino’s drawings for the Madonna of the Long Neck. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
116 Slade Lectures 2018 (4): Correggio: The Dome of Parma Cathedral art, drawing, painting, visual arts, italy David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
117 Slade Lectures 2018 (3): Raphael: The Stanza della Segnatura Professor David Ekserdjian gives his third Slade Lecture on Raphael’s drawings for the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican Palace. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
118 Slade Lectures 2018 (2): Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling Professor David Ekserdjian gives his second Slade Lecture on Michelangelo’s drawings for the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
119 Slade Lectures 2018 (1): Drawing in Italy before 1500 Professor David Ekserdjian gives his first Slade Lecture on Drawing in Italy before 1500. David Ekserdjian 09 May 2018
120 Sermon on Indulgences Relay Reading for the Launch of the 'Sermon von Ablass und Gnade' in the Taylor Editions. Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones, Emma Huber, Martin Kessler 02 May 2018
121 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
122 Teaching the Codex 4: Teaching Music Palaeography 1 Eleanor Giraud (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick) speaks about music palaeography in the classroom. Eleanor Giraud 10 Apr 2018
123 Weeping 'He weeps by the side of the ocean, He weeps on the top of the hill', the poet wrote of himself in 'How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear'. Jasmine Jagger 04 Apr 2018
124 Laughter Lear once spoke of 'this ludicrously whirligig life which one suffers from first and laughs at afterwards.' Matthew Bevis 04 Apr 2018
125 Disgust This programme explores appetite, desire, and disgust in Lear. Jasmine Jagger 04 Apr 2018
126 Wonder This programme examines different meanings of 'wonder' in Lear - as both a positive and a negative emotion, and as something in between. Jasmine Jagger 04 Apr 2018
127 Introduction This programme introduces Lear and outlines the structure of the programmes. Matthew Bevis 04 Apr 2018
128 Like, Elizabeth Bishop Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage delivers a lecture on the american writer and poet Elizabeth Bishop. Simon Armitage 20 Mar 2018
129 Creative Commons Creative Media Lecture 02 In the second lecture, Stig Abell discusses the future of modern and social journalism. Stig Abell 12 Mar 2018
130 Creative Commons Creative Media Lecture 01 In the first lecture, Stig Abell discusses the pros and cons of old fashioned journalism as well as modern forms of journalism such as social media. Stig Abell 12 Mar 2018
131 Modal Epistemology and the Formal Identity of Intellect and Object A defence of the Formal Identity Thesis and of the immateriality of the human intellect, based on specifically epistemological arguments about our knowledge of necessary or essential truths, including especially essential truths about value. Robert Koons 27 Feb 2018
132 Hylomorphism, natural science, mind and God Howard Robinson argues that the early moderns were right to think that Aristotelian or scholastic hylomorphism was inconsistent with modern science. Howard Robinson 27 Feb 2018
133 Dependent Powerful Qualities and Grounded Downward Causation David Yates argues that some physically realised qualitative properties have their causal roles solely in virtue of being the qualities they are, and not in virtue of the powers bestowed by their physical realizers on a given occasion. David yates 27 Feb 2018
134 A Biologically Informed Hylomorphism Utilising recent advances in developmental biology, Christopher Austin argues that the hylomorphic framework is an empirically adequate and conceptually rich explanatory schema with which to model the nature of organisms. Christopher J Austin 27 Feb 2018
135 Hylomorphic Structure, Emergence, and Supervenience William Jaworski argues why the hylomorphic structure is the best (and perhaps only) thing that can explain the persistence of individuals that change their matter over time. William Jaworski 27 Feb 2018
136 The Qur'an as literature A principal reason for why the Qur'an managed to establish itself as a text believed to constitute divine revelation is that it is compelling literature. How do Islamic and modern Western scholars approach the Qur'an's literary dimension? Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
137 Confirming and clarifying: The Qur'an in conversation with earlier Judaeo-Christian traditions The Qur'an's original addressees must have been familiar with earlier Jewish and Christian traditions, which the Qur'an claims both to "confirm" and to "clarify". Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
138 Rekindling Prophecy: The Qur'an in its historical milieu. This second episode examines the historical context in which the material now collected in the Qur'an was first promulgated. Special attention is paid to the various groups of addressees who figure in the Qur'an. Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
139 Hovering about the Qur'an without entering into it? On the academic study of the Qur'an. What does it mean to study the Qur'an historically? In this initial episode we consider how historically oriented research on the Qur'an relates to religious belief and to traditional Islamic scriptural interpretation. Nicolai Sinai 27 Feb 2018
140 Brain-machine interfaces and the translation of thought into action In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Dr Tom Buller reflects on the causal relationship between movement goals and bodily awareness and challenges the idea that BMI-enabled movement and intentional bodily movement are equal actions. Tom Buller 19 Feb 2018
141 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
142 Creative Commons Politics After God The 2018 Winant Lecture in American Government. David Sehat, Hal Jones 15 Feb 2018
143 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
144 Creative Commons Collective inaction and group-based ignorance In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Anne Schwenkebecher discusses morally wrongful collective inaction and the problem of group-based ignorance. Anne Schwekenbecher 06 Feb 2018
145 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
146 Numismatics - Coins, Money and Prices in Renaissance Italy Dr Alan Stahl (Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University) gives a talk in the new Centre for the Study of the Book Seminar series. Alan Stahl 29 Jan 2018
147 Research behind... Understanding Misunderstanding A podcast about a song about the parallels of fake news today and satire in the 18th Century based on research by Prof Abigail Williams at the University of Oxford Abigail Williams 09 Jan 2018
148 Research Behind... The Great Vape Debate A podcast about a song about vaping based on the latest evidence from research from Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce at the University of Oxford Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 09 Jan 2018
149 Research Behind... Stomach is the Monarch The research behind a song about how Victorians saw the conversation between the gut and mood, featuring an interview with researcher Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown at the University of Oxford Emilie Taylor-Brown 09 Jan 2018
150 Research Behind... Use the Digital to Make the World you Want to See The research behind a song about mapping the internet and how it links to our physical world, based on research by Prof Mark Graham at the University of Oxford. Mark Graham 08 Jan 2018
151 Research Behind... Mars Quakes The research behind a song about the quest to hear Marsquakes based on research by Dr Neil Bowles at the University of Oxford. Neil Bowles 08 Jan 2018
152 VoxPop 2: Christmas Episode 2 of VoxPop, the Oxford Classics Podcast Gail Trimble, Emma Searle, Jas Elsner, Dominic Dalglish 05 Jan 2018
153 VoxPop 1: Ovid 2000 Episode 1 of VoxPop, where we explore the works and influence of the Roman poet Ovid, 2000 years after his death. Qasim Alli, Marchella Ward, Oren Margolis, Jim Harris 20 Dec 2017
154 'Art and Attunement', by Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia and Southern Denmark In this talk Rita Felski reported at new research on how we engage with works of art across a broad range (including cat videos) and considered the puzzling question of why we are drawn by some pieces of music, art and literature, and not by others. Rita Felski 19 Dec 2017
155 Creative Commons The Two Gentlemen of Verona Professor Emma Smith gives the last of her 2017 Shakespeare lectures on his early comedy, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Emma Smith 15 Dec 2017
156 Digital Rhetoric, literae humaniores and Leibniz's dream Willard McCarty, King's College, London, gives the 2017 Besterman lecture. Willard McCarty 13 Dec 2017
157 Core Course: Architects or Artisans? The Builders of the Medieval Cathedrals This lecture forms part of series entitled Introduction to the History of Art, a core course taught to the first year undergraduate History of Art students. Gervase Rosser 07 Dec 2017
158 Creative Commons The Materiality of the Divine: Aniconism, Iconoclasm, Iconography Professor Salvatore Settis, an archaeologist and art historian, presents a special lecture on the The Materiality of the Divine. Salvatore Settis 23 Nov 2017
159 The Hawks and the Doves – raptors and rapture in the poetry of Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes. Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage discusses the poems of Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes. Simon Armitage 15 Nov 2017
160 2017 Annual Uehiro Lecture (3/3) Obligations to the Needy: Some Empirical Worries and Uncomfortable Philosophical Possibilities In this final lecture, Professor Temkin considers possible negative impacts of global efforts to aid the needy, and reviews the main claims and arguments of all three Lectures Larry Temkin 13 Nov 2017
161 2017 Annual Uehiro Lecture (2/3) Obligations to the Needy: Singer’s Pond Example versus Supporting International Aid Organizations—Some Disanalogies and Their Normative Significance In this second lecture, Professor Temkin considers some disanalogies between saving a drowning child and giving to an aid organization, and discusses the issues of corruption and poor governance. Larry Temkin 13 Nov 2017
162 2017 Annual Uehiro Lecture (1/3) Obligations to the Needy: Effective Altruism, Pluralism, and Singer’s Pond Example In this first lecture, Larry Temkin explores different philosophical approaches to aiding the needy, and how they may fit with Peter Singer's famous Pond Example thought experiment. Larry Temkin 13 Nov 2017
163 Creative Commons The Fowler Lecture 2017: Fragmentations and Forgettings: (An)atomizing Classics in English Modernist Fiction David Scourfield The 2017 Fowler Lecture, delivered by Professor David Scourfield of Maynooth University. David Scourfield 13 Nov 2017
164 Creative Commons The Dream Colony: The Life in Art of Walter Hopps Deborah Treisman, Fiction Editor of The New Yorker, discusses the life and work of American museum director and curator of modern art, Walter Hopps, with visiting professor of American Art, Miguel De Baca Deborah Treisman, Miguel De Baca 13 Nov 2017
165 Sacred Values and the Sanctity of Life OUC-Ethox Seminar. Steve Clarke discusses Ronald Dworkin's account of sacred values in his work 'Life's Dominion' and furthers the argument that the assertion 'life is sacred' is tenable by both liberals and conservatives. Steve Clarke 13 Nov 2017
166 On Moral Experts A St Cross Special Ethics Seminar. Professor John-Stewart Gordon focusses on the question of whether moral experts must follow their own expert advice in order to remain experts. John-Stewart Gordon 13 Nov 2017
167 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
168 2015 Uehiro Lectures: Reasons to Worry The second of the three 2015 Annual Uehiro Lectures 'Why Worry About Future Generations'. Why should we care about what happens to human beings in the future, after we ourselves are long gone? Samuel Scheffler 06 Nov 2017
169 2015 Uehiro Lectures: Conservatism, Temporal Bias, and Future Generations The last of the three 2015 Annual Uehiro Lectures 'Why Worry About Future Generations'. Why should we care about what happens to human beings in the future, after we ourselves are long gone? Samuel Scheffler 06 Nov 2017
170 2015 Uehiro Lectures: Temporal Parochialism and Its Discontents The first of the three 2015 Annual Uehiro Lectures 'Why Worry About Future Generations'. Why should we care about what happens to human beings in the future, after we ourselves are long gone? Samuel Scheffler 06 Nov 2017
171 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 1: Consequentialism for Cows Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the first of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 06 Nov 2017
172 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 2: Deontology for Dogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the second of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 06 Nov 2017
173 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 3: Foundation for Frogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the final of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 06 Nov 2017
174 Creative Commons The Merry Wives of Windsor Professor Emma Smith lectures on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Emma Smith 25 Oct 2017
175 Creative Commons All's Well That Ends Well Professor Emma Smith lectures on Shakespeare’s comedy All's Well That Ends Well. Emma Smith 25 Oct 2017
176 Creative Commons Cymbeline Professor Emma Smith continues her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on one of Shakespeare’s later plays, Cymbeline. Emma Smith 25 Oct 2017
177 Marsquakes A song about the quest to hear Marsquakes based on research by Dr Neil Bowles at the University of Oxford Neil Bowles 16 Oct 2017
178 Understanding Misunderstanding A song about the parallels of fake news today and satire in the 18th Century based on research by Prof Abigail Williams at the University of Oxford Abigail Williams 16 Oct 2017
179 The Great Vape Debate A song about vaping based on the latest evidence from research, from Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce at the University of Oxford Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 16 Oct 2017
180 Stomach is the Monarch A song about how Victorians saw the conversation between the gut and mood, based on research by Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown at the University of Oxford Emilie Taylor-Brown 16 Oct 2017
181 Use the Digital to Make the World you Want to See A song about mapping the internet and how it links to our physical world, based on research by Prof Mark Graham at the University of Oxford. Mark Graham 16 Oct 2017
182 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
183 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
184 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
185 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
186 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
187 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
188 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
189 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
190 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
191 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
192 Selma Dabbagh and Courttia Newland on writing and community Writers Selma Dabbagh and Courttia Newland read from their work, and discuss why they write, who they write for, their imagined audiences, and how their writing relates to their identities. Selma Dabbagh, Courttia Newland 25 Aug 2017
193 M. NourbeSe Philip on the haunting of history M. NourbeSe Philip reads from She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (1988) and Zong! (2008) as she describes her poetic development. M NourbeSe Philip, Marina Warner, Matthew Reynolds, Elleke Boehmer 25 Aug 2017
194 Editors and contributors, The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing Profs Susheila Nasta and Mark Stein speak about the genesis of their new Cambridge History project, Dr Gail Low discusses the networks and institutions of Caribbean-British writing. Susheila Nasta, Mark Stein, Gail Low, Henghameh Saroukhani 25 Aug 2017
195 Aminatta Forna on writing memory and trauma in The Memory of Love Aminatta Forna gives a reading from her award-winning novel, The Memory of Love (2010), and discusses it with Prof. Ankhi Mukherjee. She talks about the psychology of war and healing after conflict, and about love, betrayal and complicity. Aminatta Forna, Ankhi Mukherjee 25 Aug 2017
196 Nadifa Mohamed on travelling, home and belonging in Black Mamba Boy Nadifa Mohamed reads from and discusses her debut novel, Black Mamba Boy (2010), based on her father’s travels across the Horn of Africa before settling in Britain. Nadifa Mohamed, Kate Wallis 25 Aug 2017
197 D-Empress Dianne Regisford presents ‘Hersto-rhetoric? Na so today!!!’ D-Empress Dianne Regisford presents a performance installation that explores the notion of the liberated woman from an African feminist perspective. D-Empress Dianne Regisford, Rev J, Erica Lombard 25 Aug 2017
198 Daljit Nagra on voice and identity in Look We Have Coming to Dover! Daljit Nagra reads from and discusses his celebrated debut collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover! (2007). In conversation with Dr Rachael Gilmour and the audience, he speaks about how and why he writes his poetry, and the readers for whom he writes. Daljit Nagra, Rachael Gilmour 25 Aug 2017
199 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
200 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