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African(a) and South Asian Philosophies
Alliance
Art and Action: The Intersections of Literary Celebrity and Politics
Death at the Museum
Diseases in Dialogue
Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius: A Story in Five Places
Folk Tunes and Englishness
Gender and Authority
Is the playwright dead?
Leaders for the world's future - The Rhodes Trust
Literature, democracy and transitional justice
Medieval French Research Seminar
Medieval German Studies
MOVING, TEACHING, INSPIRING: The National Trust and University of Oxford in the 21st Century
Narrative Futures
Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Post-Conflict Landscapes
Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation
Putting magic in place: a knowledge exchange event
Talking Sense
Teaching to Transgress
Textual Therapies
The Many Lives of Benjamin Disraeli
The Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership
The Oxford/Berlin Creative Collaborations
TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
Unconscious Memory
Unlocking Late Schumann
Valentine's Day at Oxford
Women in Oxford's History (Series One)
Women's Responses to the Reformation
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682 'Poets in Purgatory' Video Contemporary poets read from their translations of the Purgatorio and from their poems about Dante. Jane Draycott, Steve Ellis, Andrew Fitzsimons, Lorna Goodison 17 Dec 2021
681 How does climate crisis change the curriculum? A Climate Crisis Thinking in the Humanities and Social Sciences event. Shifting the question from ‘how should climate change be put into the curriculum?’ to ‘how does it transform the curriculum?’ opens up the subject in new ways across the world. Rahul Chopra, Kim Polgreen, Amanda Power, Steve Puttick 15 Dec 2021
680 Episode 8: Liberatory orientations in African(a) and South Asian philosophies In this episode, Aamir Kaderbhai (Mst Study of Religions), Heeyoung Tae (BA Philosophy, Politics, & Economics), and alicehank winham (MPhil Buddhist Studies) converse with Dr. Anatanand Rambachan (Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College), Aamir Kaderbhai, Heeyoung Tae, alicehank winham, Anatanand Rambachan 08 Dec 2021
679 Episode 7: The Limits of Academia with Professor Joy James Professor Joy James is the Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Humanities at Williams College. In this episode, Carlotta Hartmann speaks to her about coming to philosophy and the limits of academia. Joy James, Carlotta Hartmann 23 Nov 2021
678 Episode 6: Tradition and modernity in African cultural philosophy Scarlett Whelan and Kei Patrick interview Prof Ochieng’-Odhiambo and Zeyad el Nabolsy about attitudes to tradition, modernity and modernisation in the work of two African philosophers: Amilcar Cabral and Henry Odera Oruka. Scarlett Whelan, Kei Patrick, Frederick Ochieng’-Odhiambo, Zeyad el Nabolsy 19 Nov 2021
677 Episode 5: A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor and cross-cultural philosophy with Dr. Roy Tzohar In this episode, MPhil Buddhist Studies students Cody Fuller and alicehankwinham interview Professor Tzohar (associate professor in the East and South Asian Studies Department at Tel Aviv University). Cody Fuller, alicehankwinham, Roy Tzohar 04 Nov 2021
676 Episode 4: Academic, Moral, and Spiritual Philosophy from the Ramakrishna Order Dylan Watts (UG physics and philosophy) and Aamir Kaderbhai (MSt study of religion) interview Swami Medhananda, ordained monk of the Ramakrishna Order and Senior Research Fellow at the Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education, Mysore, India Dylan Watts, Aamir Kaderbha, Swami Medhananda 04 Nov 2021
675 Episode 3: Approaches to South Asian philosophies Aamir Kaderbhai and Heeyoung Tae interview Mini Chandran, Professor in the department of humanities and social sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy at Harvard University. Aamir Kaderbhai, Heeyoung Tae, Mini Chandran, Parimal Patil 04 Nov 2021
674 "It's True, It's True, It's True: Verbatim Theatre, Staging Sexual Assault, and Female Representation in the Arts. Breach Theatre in Conversation with Dr Hannah Simpson and Dr Sos Eltis Hannah Simpson, Sos Eltis, Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens in conversation. Hannah Simpson, Sos Eltis, Billy Barrett, Ellice Stevens 03 Nov 2021
673 Episode 2: How students grapple with specialising in marginalised philosophies How do you make marginalised philosophies accessible? What are the challenges to South Asian and African(a) philosophy specialists within Anglo-European universities? Find out more in this episode. Srutokirti Basak, Aamir Kaderbhai, Jonathan Egid 20 Oct 2021
672 Episode 1: How should we talk about South Asian and African(a) philosophies? inspiration with Dr. Adamson and Dr. Jeffers Join Mansfield College History student Srutokirti Basak in a discussion with podcast hosts and writers of the comprehensive and trailblazing History of Indian and African(a) Philosophy podcast series Dr Peter Adamson and Dr Chike Jeffers. Srutokirti Basak, Peter Adamson, Chike Jeffers 20 Oct 2021
671 Mark Davies on 'Medley Manor' Oxfordshire Local historian, Mark Davies, takes a look at the history of Medley Manor and its connections to empire as well as his own family history. Mark Davies 15 Sep 2021
670 The Diasporic Quartets: Identity and Aesthetics Keynote lecture in the Diversity and the British String Quartet Symposium, day 3, held on 16th June 2021. Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Des Oliver, Nina Whiteman 02 Sep 2021
669 The string quartet takes residence: class, community, curricula Keynote lecture in the Diversity and the British String Quartet Symposium, held on 14th June 2021. Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Laura Tunbridge, Wiebke Thormählen 02 Sep 2021
668 Art and Action: Benjamin Zephaniah in Conversation Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Benjamin Zephaniah, Elleke Boehmer, Malachi McIntosh, Wes Williams 31 Aug 2021
667 Final Roundtable: Into the Hills Diane Purkiss, University of Oxford, chairs the final roundtable discussion of the conference. Diane Purkiss 05 Aug 2021
666 Is there such a thing as an authentic myth? Folklore in heritage interpretation at prehistoric places Susan Greaney (English Heritage), gives the second presentation in the sixth panel of the conference, Show and Tell: What is Real? Chaired by Oliver Cox. Susan Greaney 05 Aug 2021
665 Tangible and intangible heritage: exploring magic, folklore, and the supernatural in the places, spaces and collections of the National Trust Sally Anne Huxtable (National Trust), gives the first presentation in the sixth panel of the conference, Show and Tell: What is Real? Chaired by Oliver Cox. Sally Anne Huxtable 05 Aug 2021
664 Telling Tales: Inspiring Creativity through the Myths, Legends and Folklore of England Kate Armstrong and Hannah Keddie (English Heritage) give the third presentation in the fifth panel of the conference, Teaching and Learning, chaired by Oliver Cox. Kate Armstrong, Hannah Keddie 05 Aug 2021
663 Teaching the Folklore of British Landscapes Owen Davies (Hertfordshire), gives the second presentation in the fifth panel of the conference, Teaching and Learning, chaired by Oliver Cox. Owen Davies 05 Aug 2021
662 Crowd-sourcing England's legends: The English Heritage Myths and Legends Map Mary Bateman (English Heritage), gives the first talk in the fifth panel of the conference, Teaching and Learning, chaired by Oliver Cox. Mary Bateman 05 Aug 2021
661 Supernatural defences activated through death Brian Hoggard (Folklorist), gives the first talk in the fourth panel of the conference, The Dark Side, chaired by Oliver Cox. Brian Hoggard 05 Aug 2021
660 Episode 4. The Birmingham Oratory: Elgar and Newman Fr Guy Nicholls joins Dr Joanna Bullivant at The Oratory in Birmingham to discuss the origins of Elgar’s work in Cardinal Newman’s own poetry, charitable work, and love of music. Joanna Bullivant, Guy Nicholls 05 Aug 2021
659 Episode 3. The Firs and Birchwood Lodge: Natural Inspirations Dr Joanna Bullivant visits Elgar’s Birthplace - The Firs - and Birchwood Lodge, where The Dream of Gerontius was written, and talks about the inspiration Elgar drew from the natural landscapes in these two locations. Joanna Bullivant 05 Aug 2021
658 Episode 2. St George’s Church, Worcester: Marginal Origins Dr Joanna Bullivant is joined by Deacon Paul O’Connor to visit the Catholic church in which Elgar worshipped and acted as organist, and to discuss Elgar’s place in the history of Catholic Worcester. Joanna Bullivant, Paul O’Connor  05 Aug 2021
657 Episode 1. Worcester Cathedral: A Civic Legacy Dr Joanna Bullivant explores the tumultuous history of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, and speaks to Samuel Hudson, Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral, to learn about the importance of Elgar’s work in Worcester today. Joanna Bullivant, Samuel Hudson 05 Aug 2021
656 Panel 3 – The Land Remembers: Place as Keeper of Story questions Questions and answers from the second panel of the seminar. Moderated by Alice Purkiss (National Trust Partnership and University of Oxford). Alice Purkiss, Jenny Butler, Andrew Sneddon, Diane Purkiss 04 Aug 2021
655 Remembering Irish witches Andrew Sneddon (Ulster), gives the second talk in the third panel, The Land Remembers: Place as Keeper of Story. Chaired by Alice Purkiss. Andrew Sneddon 04 Aug 2021
654 Touching the Numinous: ‘fairy places’ in legend and experience of the Irish landscape Jenny Butler (UC Cork), gives the first talk in the third panel, The Land Remembers: Place as Keeper of Story. Chaired by Alice Purkiss. Jenny Butler 04 Aug 2021
653 Mysterious Wales: between romanticism and tourism Juliette Wood (Folklorist), gives the third talk in the second panel, Tales in Place: Change and Continuity. Chaired by Alice Purkiss. Juliette Wood 04 Aug 2021
652 Well, what about witches and wizards? Lisa Tallis (Cardiff) gives the second talk in the second panel - Tales in Place: Change and Continuity - of the conference. Chaired by Alice Purkiss. Lisa Tallis 03 Aug 2021
651 Magic and Medicine in Early Roman Britain Nicky Garland (Durham), gives the first talk in the second panel, Tales in Place: Change and Continuity, in the conference. Chaired by Alice Purkiss. Nicky Garland 03 Aug 2021
650 Panel 1 - Who Owns this Place? Pondering Identities Questions Questions and answers from the first panel of the seminar. Moderated by Alice Purkiss (National Trust Partnership and University of Oxford). Alice Purkiss 26 Jul 2021
649 The Byland Abbey ghost stories: using the dead to bring a medieval monastery to life Michael Carter (English Heritage) gives the second talk for the seminar. Michael Carter 26 Jul 2021
648 Book at Lunchtime: Jews, Liberalism, Antisemitism Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held weekly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to all. Abigail Green, Simon Levis Sullam, Adam Sutcliffe, Kei Hiruta 23 Jul 2021
647 How sacred is an ancient sacred site? The interface between academics, heritage managers and modern Paganism First talk of Panel 1 - Who Owns this Place? Pondering Identities, chaired by Alice Purkiss, talk by Ronald Hutton (Bristol). Ronald Hutton 23 Jul 2021
646 Book at Lunchtime: Born to Write A TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on ‘Born to Write: Literary Families and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern France’ by Professor Neil Kenny. Neil Kenny, Caroline Warman, Ceri Sullivan, Wes Williams 29 Jun 2021
645 Book at Lunchtime: Porcelain - Poem on the Downfall of my City TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on Porcelain: Poem on the Downfall of my City by Durs Grünbein, translated by Professor Karen Leeder. Durs Grünbein, Karen Leeder, Edmund de Vaal, Patrick Major 25 Jun 2021
644 Book at Lunchtime: China’s Good War A TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on ‘China's Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism’ by Professor Rana Mitter. Rana Mitter, David Priestland, Vivienne Shue, Wes Williams 25 Jun 2021
643 The Formula of Giving Heart: Panel Discussion and Conversation with the Artist Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Khaled Kaddal, Christopher Haworth, Darci Sprengel, Christabel Stirling 18 Jun 2021
642 Under the Rainbow: Voices from Lockdown TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. James Attlee, Marina Warner, Pablo Mukherjee, Wes Williams 18 Jun 2021
641 Platforming Artists Podcasts: Andi Burton Marsh Shivaike Shah hosts a podcast series with the artists and academics on the team in order to create a dialogue with potential audiences. The podcasts discuss the collaborations on Medea and explores the work of each guest beyond the ‘Medea’ project. Andi Burton Marsh, Shivaike Shah 16 Jun 2021
640 Cre-AI-tivity: Blood in a Whatsapp message? This last in our trilogy explores data as the foundation of AI systems. We learn how this enables mapping individual learners' progress and benchmarking in a teaching context, but also how that data exchange raises ethical issues. Abigail Williams, Jussi Ängeslevä, Carl Schoenfeld 28 May 2021
639 A Concatenation of Rumour Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Richard Rathbone 24 May 2021
638 The Cake, Emma’s Romantic dreams, and le bovarysme - part two, French Elise Busset, an undergraduate at Oxford University, reads an extract from Madam Bovary in french. Blog post by Professor Jennifer Yee. Elise Busset 21 May 2021
637 The Cake, Emma’s Romantic dreams, and le bovarysme - part one Eleanor Gilbert, an undergraduate at Oxford University, reads an extract from Madam Bovary in english. Blog post by Professor Jennifer Yee. Elenor Gilbert 21 May 2021
636 In Conversation with Lolita Chakrabarti Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future, Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities on Thursday 13th May 2021. Lolita Chakrabarti, Matt Wolf 21 May 2021
635 Cre-AI-tivity: Hogwarts 4ever? The second in our trilogy of podcasts explores the role AI can play in story creation and development. We learn how machines can extend a fictional story world, as well as our interaction with it. Abigail Williams, Jussi Ängeslevä, Carl Schoenfeld 17 May 2021
634 Platforming Artists Podcasts: Rosa Andujar Shivaike Shah hosts a podcast series with the artists and academics on the team in order to create a dialogue with potential audiences. The podcasts discuss the collaborations on Medea and explores the work of each guest beyond the ‘Medea’ project. Rosa Andujar, Shivaike Shah 13 May 2021
633 English folk tunes, borders, nationalism and race Dr Alice Little speaks with folk musicians and researchers Cohen Braithwaite- Kilcoyne, Nicola Beazley, Stewart Hardy, Tom Kitching, and Marie Bashiru about the borders of English folk music - regionally, racially, and conceptually. Alice Little, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Nicola Beazley, Stewart Hardy 10 May 2021
632 Cre-AI-tivity: Make the machine work 4u First in a trilogy explores the impact of AI on story creation and reception. We learn how machines enable audiences to experience the humanity of fictional characters. Yet a ‘rhetoric of innovation’ gets in the way of understanding what is happening. Abigail Williams, Jussi Ängeslevä, Carl Schoenfeld 06 May 2021
631 English folk tunes in performance today Musicians Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron, and Alan Lamb join Dr Alice Little to discuss English folk music in performance today. Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron, Alan Lamb, Alice Little 03 May 2021
630 A history of English folk tunes Dr Alice Little speaks with folk musicians and music collectors Jeremy Barlow, Matt Coatsworth, and Becky Price about the history of English folk music, and what makes it so 'English'. Alice Little, Jeremy Barlow, Matt Coatsworth, Becky Price 26 Apr 2021
629 Platforming Artists Podcasts: Theophina Gabriel Shivaike Shah hosts a podcast series with the artists and academics on the team in order to create a dialogue with potential audiences. The podcasts discuss the collaborations on Medea and explores the work of each guest beyond the ‘Medea’ project. Theophina Gabriel, Shivaike Shah 19 Apr 2021
628 Animal Eyes on the Planet (3/3): The Aesthetics of an Intangible World In this third and last podcast Berlin and the Oxford creative collaboration on Climate Crisis Thinking we work with the Japan’s indigenous Ainu culture and history to explore how artists can respond to intangible aspects of the world and express them. Amanda Power, Nina Fischer, Hana Yoo, Eiko Soga 12 Apr 2021
627 The Sound of Contagion 2/3 The “Sound of Contagion” explores what a society of contagion can sound like and how technology can illuminate 2020 pandemic and others throughout history. Chelsea Haith, Robert Laidlow, Wenzel Mehnert 26 Mar 2021
626 Platforming Artists Podcasts: Fiona Macintosh Shivaike Shah hosts a podcast series with the artists and academics on the team in order to create a dialogue with potential audiences. The podcasts discuss the collaborations on Medea and explores the work of each guest beyond the ‘Medea’ project. Fiona Macintosh, Shivaike Shah 23 Mar 2021
625 Translation and Retranslation: priorities, discoveries, pleasures TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Sasha Dugdale, Oliver Ready, Wes Williams 22 Mar 2021
624 The Black Chicago Renaissance Women: Lives and Legacies in Music | Dr. Samantha Ege Held on International Women's Day 2021, Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future, Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities - in collaboration with Lincoln College, Oxford. Samantha Ege 22 Mar 2021
623 Animal Eyes on the Planet (2/3): The Felt Knowledge of a More-Than-Human-World In this second podcast from the Berlin and the Oxford creative collaboration on Climate Crisis Thinking we acquaint ourselves with the Japan’s indigenous Ainu culture and history. Amanda Power, Nina Fischer, Eiko Soga, Lisa Maria Steppacher 18 Mar 2021
622 The Terra Lectures in American Art: Part 1: Performing Innocence: Belated Professor Emily C. Burns, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art, gives the first in the series of The Terra Lectures in American Art: Performing Innocence: US Artists in Paris, 1865-1914. Emily C. Burns, Peter Gibian 18 Mar 2021
621 The Terra Lectures in American Art: Part 3; Performing Innocence: Primitive / Incipient Professor Emily C. Burns, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art, gives the third in the series of The Terra Lectures in American Art: Performing Innocence: US Artists in Paris, 1865-1914. Emily C. Burns, James Smalls 15 Mar 2021
620 The Terra Lectures in American Art: Part 2 Performing Innocence: Puritan Professor c, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art, gives the second lecture in the The Terra Lectures in American Art: Performing Innocence: US Artists in Paris, 1865-1914 series. Emily C. Burns, Wanda M. Corn 15 Mar 2021
619 The Terra Lectures in American Art: Part 4; Performing Innocence: Baby Nation Professor Emily C. Burns, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art, gives the fourth in the series of The Terra Lectures in American Art: Performing Innocence: US Artists in Paris, 1865-1914. Emily C. Burns, Alastair Wright 15 Mar 2021
618 The Pitt River's Catamaran History DPhil student, Morgan Breene, contextualizes the catamaran displayed in the Pitt Rivers' Museum. Part of the Oxford and Empire series. Morgan Breene 10 Mar 2021
617 Book at Lunchtime: Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction - The Lodger World TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World by Dr Ushashi Dasgupta. Ushashi Dasgupta, Jeremy Tabling, Sophia Psarra, Wes Williams 10 Mar 2021
616 Book at Lunchtime: Sophocles – Antigone and other tragedies TORCH Book at Lunchtime event on Sophocles: Antigone and other tragedies by Professor Oliver Taplin. With panellists Professor Karen Leeder and Dr Lucy Jackson. Oliver Taplin, Karen Leeder, Lucy Jackson, Wes Williams 01 Mar 2021
615 Writing and Resistance – The White Rose Pamphlets: A Live Reading At around 11am on Thursday 18 February 1943 two students in Munich were arrested for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. By Monday they had been interrogated, tried, and executed along with another member of the resistance circle. Alexandra Lloyd, Eve Mason, Sophie Caws, Sam Thompson 01 Mar 2021
614 Platforming Artists Podcasts: Simran Uppal Shivaike Shah hosts a podcast series with the artists and academics on the team in order to create a dialogue with potential audiences. The podcasts discuss the collaborations on Medea and explores the work of each guest beyond the ‘Medea’ project. Simran Uppal, Shivaike Shah 26 Feb 2021
613 WillPlay: Chat, Play, Learn Shakespeare This podcast explores WillPlay, an AI-powered reimagining of Shakespeare's plays for school students. Abigail Williams, Felicity Brown, Rachael Hodge, Giles Lewin 17 Feb 2021
612 Ken Loach in Conversation TORCH Goes Digital! presents Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Ken Loach, Judith Buchanan 12 Feb 2021
611 Silences Silences explores what we mean by silence and what silence means to us. Interweaving silences, sounds and voices, it reveals the rich pleasures and mysteries of experiences without noises or words. Kate McLoughlin, Ariane Jeßulat, Sylee Gore, Thorsten Weigelt 11 Feb 2021
610 Platforming Artists Podcasts: Azan Ahmed Shivaike Shah hosts a podcast series with the artists and academics on the team in order to create a dialogue with potential audiences. The podcasts discuss the collaborations on Medea and explores the work of each guest beyond the ‘Medea’ project. Azan Ahmed, Shivaike Shah 09 Feb 2021
609 Platforming Artists Podcasts: Francesca Amewudah-Rivers Shivaike Shah hosts a podcast series with the artists and academics on the team in order to create a dialogue with potential audiences. The podcasts discuss the collaborations on Medea and explores the work of each guest beyond the ‘Medea’ project. Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, Shivaike Shah 05 Feb 2021
608 In Conversation with Anne Boyd Internationally-renowned composer Anne Boyd is in conversation with composer Thomas Metcalf, discussing her life and music ahead of a performance of her String Quartet No. 2 ’Play on the Water’ later this year. Anne Boyd, Thomas Metcalf 05 Feb 2021
607 Dr Juliet Henderson on 'Decolonising Florence Park Street Names' Dr Juliet Henderson and Florence Park community members discuss their new project to decolonise local street names. Juliet Henderson 04 Feb 2021
606 Liz Woolley on 'Lord Nuffield and the city of Oxford' (longer version) Local historian, Liz Woolley, takes a closer look at the role Lord Nuffield played in changing the city of Oxford's physical and social landscape. Liz Woolley 04 Feb 2021
605 Book at Lunchtime: The Political Life of an Epidemic – Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on The Political Life of an Epidemic – Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe written by Professor Simukai Chigudu. Simukai Chigudu, Sloan Mahone, Jon Schubert, Wes Williams 04 Feb 2021
604 Book at Lunchtime: Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire, written by Dr Priya Atwal. Priya Atwal, Faisal Devji, Polly O’Hanlon, Wes Williams 28 Jan 2021
603 Animal Eyes on the Planet (1/3) First in a trilogy, this podcast introduces the creative collaboration on Climate Crisis Thinking. Amanda Power, Nina Fischer, Eiko Soga, Lisa Maria Steppacher 11 Jan 2021
602 Behind The Scenes of The Sound of Contagion The “Sound of Contagion” explores what a society of contagion can sound like and how technology can illuminate 2020 pandemic and others throughout history. Rob Laidlow, Wenzel Mehnert, Chelsea Haith 18 Dec 2020
601 The 2020 Besterman Lecture: Who were the French Revolutionaries? TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. William Doyle, Karen O'Brien, Gregory S Brown, Lauren Clay 07 Dec 2020
600 Liz Woolley on 'Lord Nuffield and the city of Oxford' Local historian, Liz Wooley, takes a closer look at the role Lord Nuffield played in changing the city of Oxford's physical and social landscape. Liz Wooley 30 Nov 2020
599 Dr Dexnell Peters on 'Politician Scholar: Dr Eric Williams' Dr Dexnell Peters, Bennett Boskey Fellow in Atlantic History at Exeter College, reflects on the life and enduring legacy of eminent historian, Dr Eric Williams. Dexnell Peters 30 Nov 2020
598 Dr Ben Grant on 'Richard Francis Burton Dr Ben Grant, departmental lecturer in English and author of Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton: Power Play of Empire (Routledge, 2009) reflects on Richard Francis Burton's sojourn in Oxford in the 1840s. Ben Grant 30 Nov 2020
597 Dr Priya Atwal on 'Princesses Bamba and Catherine Duleep Singh at Oxford' Historian, Dr Priya Atwal, takes a look at the lives of some of the University of Oxford's first Indian students. Priya Atwal 30 Nov 2020
596 Episode 8 - Telling stories: Psychoanalysis and alien invasion Tade Thompson explores alien invasion as a metaphor for colonialism and discusses the importance of psychoanalysis and self-awareness in the building of personal and group identities. Tade Thompson, Chelsea Haith, Louis Greenberg 30 Nov 2020
595 Episode 7 - National myth: Rewriting America and China Ken Liu discusses the power of myth in the construction of national narratives and the revisionist work that epic fantasy can do to rewrite them, drawing on the weight of time as omnipresent to narrative intent. Ken Liu, Chelsea Haith, Louis Greenberg 23 Nov 2020
594 Anna Atkins: Botanical Illustration and Photographic Innovation This event is supported by TORCH as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones of the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Geoffrey Batchen, Lena Fritsch 20 Nov 2020
593 Talking Afropean Talking Afropean: Johny Pitts in conversation with Elleke Boehmer and Simukai Chigudu about his award-winning book. Johny Pitts, Elleke Boehmer, Simukai Chigudu 20 Nov 2020
592 Episode 6 - Climate fiction: Content dictates form EJ Swift describes her deep time speculative approach to climate fiction and the effect of content on form in speculative nested or fragmented narratives. EJ Swift, Chelsea Haith, Louis Greenberg 19 Nov 2020
591 Episode 5 - Kitschies, indies, and ads: Juggling narrative forms Jared Shurin explores his wide-ranging interests from anthologising speculative shorts to the Kitschies Awards to ethical advertising for revisioning global narratives. Jaren Shurin, Chelsea Haith, Louis Greenberg 12 Nov 2020
590 Book at Lunchtime: Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe written by Professor Judith Herrin. Date: 4 November 2020. Judith Herri, Peter Frankopan, Dame Averil Cameron, Conrad Leyser 10 Nov 2020
589 Book at Lunchtime: Iconoclasm as Child's Play Dr Joseph Moshenska, Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow at University College, discusses his new book, Iconoclasm as Child's Play. Joseph Moshenska, Lorna Hutson, Alexandra Walsham, Kenneth Gross 09 Nov 2020
588 Episode 4: Short stories are short: Edit for meaning Mahvesh Murad discusses the work of curating and editing anthologies of speculative short fiction, ethically, refusing the word 'diversity' for doing too little, too late. Mahvesh Murad, Chelsea Haith, Louis Greenberg 05 Nov 2020
587 Humanities Cultural Programme Live Event: Katie Mitchell in conversation with Ben Whishaw Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. 'Liveness'. Ben Whishaw, Katie Mitchell, Wes Williams 04 Nov 2020
586 Live Event: Tragedy and Plague - In Conversation with Professor Oliver Taplin and Fiona Shaw CBE TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Drama Week Oliver Taplin, Fiona Shaw 04 Nov 2020
585 Book at Lunchtime: Commemorative Modernisms: Women Writers, Death and the First World War Join us for an online TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on Commemorative Modernisms: Women Writers, Death and the First World War written by Dr Alice Kelly. Alice Kelly, Michael Whitworth, Laura Rattray, J​ay Winter​ 03 Nov 2020
584 Episode 3 - People like me: Speculation in Pakistan Sami Shah ranges over his radio, comedy and burgeoning literary career, and describes how he has to write himself into the speculative fiction space. Sami Shah, Chelsea Haith, Louis Greenberg 23 Oct 2020
583 Transnational Francoism Bàrbara Molas discusses Transnational Francoism: The British and The Canadian Friends of National Spain as part of the TORCH Network Conversations in Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood. Bàrbara Molas is a PHD Candidate in History at York University Bàrbara Molas 23 Oct 2020