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Series associated with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

Alliance
Art and Action: The Intersections of Literary Celebrity and Politics
Death at the Museum
Diseases in Dialogue
Gender and Authority
Is the playwright dead?
Literature, democracy and transitional justice
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
Talking Sense
Teaching to Transgress
Textual Therapies
The Many Lives of Benjamin Disraeli
The Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership
TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
Unconscious Memory
Unlocking Late Schumann
Women in Oxford's History (Series One)
Women's Responses to the Reformation
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 Episode 2 - Afrofuturism: For who? Mohale Mashigo describes her relationship with time, imagining a future inflected by apartheid, and her controversial Afrofuturism essay. Mohale Mashigo, The Yearning, afrofuturism, apartheid 22 Oct 2020
15 Live Event: Imagined Journeys: Pilgrimage, Diplomacy, and Colonialism in Medieval Europe 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. Marion Turner, Matthew Kneale 21 Oct 2020
16 Live Event: White Rose - Voices of the German Resistance 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. Alex Lloyd, John Herring 19 Oct 2020
17 Episode 1 - Pandemic writing: How close is too close? Lauren Beukes discusses the proximity of her recent novel Afterland to the current pandemic and how collective action and art are the only way through these difficult times. Lauren Beukes, Chelsea Haith, Louis Greenberg 14 Oct 2020
18 Live Event: On Being Unprepared (For Our Own Times) 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. Decolonisation the Curriculum Week. Margaret MacMillan, Homi K. Bhabha 13 Oct 2020
19 Live Event: The World After CoVid TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Humanities and Policy Week Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Ngaire Woods, Peter Frankopan 13 Oct 2020
20 Live Event: Living with Pandemics: Finding New Narratives In conversation with Dr Erica Charters and Robin Gorna. TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Performance Week​ Erica Charters, Robin Gorna 13 Oct 2020
21 Live Event: Voices from the Wings: Poetry, Performance and Translation on and off the page TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Translation Week Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Ulrike Almut Sandig, Karen Leeder 13 Oct 2020
22 Live Event: In Conversation with Jamelia, Multi-Award Winning Artist TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Performance Week​. Jamelia, Priya Atwal, Yvonne Liao 07 Oct 2020
23 Live Event: Celebrating Tchaikovsky TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Music Week Leah Broad, Philip Bullock 06 Oct 2020
24 Live Event: In Conversation with Maaza Mengiste TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Elleke Boehmer, Maaza Mengiste, Richard Reid, Birhanu T. Gessese 06 Oct 2020
25 Narrative Futures Coming Soon The trailer for the Narrative Futures podcast, devised and produced by Chelsea Haith, featuring interviews with eight authors and editors, and writing prompts by Louis Greenberg. Chelsea Haith, Lauren Beukes, Mohale Mashigo, Sami Shah 28 Sep 2020
26 Live Event: The Social Life of Books: A History of Reading Together at Home Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Abigail Williams, Giles Lewin 15 Sep 2020
27 Live Event: This is Shakespeare - Prof Emma Smith in conversation with Erica Whyman OBE Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Emma Smith, Erica Whyman 15 Sep 2020
28 Live Event: Invalids on the Move Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Sally Shuttleworth, Erica Charters, Philip Bullock 15 Sep 2020
29 Live Event: Could you be arrested for planting flowers in your street? What guerrilla gardening reveals about our relationship with urban nature and culture. JC Niala, Elizabeth Ewart 15 Sep 2020
30 Cyclone Amphan: Living through the Climate Crisis In May 2020 a deadly tropical cyclone struck Eastern India and Bangladesh. Named ‘Amphan’ and classified as a ‘Super Cyclone’ this was almost certainly a climate change induced extreme event. Debjani Bhattacharyya, Jason Cons, Annu Jalais, Megnaa Mehtta 24 Jul 2020
31 What’s beneath the words: a paper journey Presented in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of the Book. Andrew Honey, David Armes, Alexandra Franklin 30 Jun 2020
32 OYUB Radio Play OYUB is a Russian documentary play about the life of Oyub Titiev, a human rights activist in the Republic of Chechnya, Russia. Julie Curtis, Peter Wieltschnig, Jacob Burns, Mistale Taylor 17 Jun 2020
33 TORCH (en)coding Heritage Network Digital Launch - Exploring Ancient Rome through Immersive Technologies This digital event explores how 3D-modelling technologies and virtual reality can open new understandings of the past. Lia Costiner, Richard Smith, Matthew Nichols 10 Jun 2020
34 Creative Commons Welcome to Teddie Cast, the podcast of the Oxford Critical Theory Network (TORCH) In our very first episode, our host and network convenor Lillian Hingley (DPhil English, Oxford) reflects upon her thoughts in lockdown. Lillian Hingley 19 May 2020
35 Out of Silence 1: William Shakespeare From the Silence Hub Network. Professor Alexandra Harris discusses Shakespeare's sonnet 23, communication in lockdown, body language and masks with Professor Kate McLoughlin. Alexandra Harris, Kate McLoughlin 24 Apr 2020
36 Out of Silence 2: Virginia Woolf From the Silence Hub. Professors Alexandra Harris and Kate McLoughlin discuss Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts, how the lockdown makes us feel self-conscious and what it feels like to live in momentous historical times. Alexandra Harris, Kate McLoughlin 23 Apr 2020
37 Out of Silence 3: DH Lawrence From the Silence Hub Network. Professors Alexandra Harris and Kate McLoughlin read D. H. Lawrence's poem 'Silence' and discuss the beauty and terror of silence, sex and death wishes. Alexandra Harris, Kate McLoughlin 23 Apr 2020
38 Out of Silence 4: William Cowper From the Network. Silence HubProfessors Alexandra Harris and Kate McLoughlin read lines from The Task by the eighteenth-century poet William Cowper and discuss the value of staying at home and not doing very much. Alexandra Harris, Kate McLoughlin 23 Apr 2020
39 Imitating Authors Book at Lunchtime: Imitating Authors Colin Burrow, Wes Williams, Kathryn Murphy, Stephen Halliwell 24 Feb 2020
40 Humanities Light Night - Oxford Research Unwrapped! Full projection video Full projection video as part of national Being Human Festival, a huge video projection onto the 3-storey Radcliffe humanities building, premiering SOURCE: CODE. The Projection Studio 11 Feb 2020
41 Revolution Rekindled: The Writers and Readers of Late Soviet Biography Book at Lunchtime: Revolution Rekindled: The Writers and Readers of Late Soviet Biography Polly Jones, Katherine Lebow, Ann Jefferson, Stephen Lovell 07 Feb 2020
42 Empires of the Mind Book at Lunchtime: Empires of the Mind Robert Gildea, Rana Mitter, Faridah Zaman, Philip Bullock 29 Jan 2020
43 Patience Agbabi reading and conversation: podcast In this podcast the dynamic poet Patience Agbabi is in conversation about her Ted Hughes short-listed collection Telling Tales (2015), a rebellious reworking of Chaucer, and her contribution to the 2016 Refugee Tales project. Patience Agbabi, Elleke Boehmer, Marion Turner 14 Jan 2020
44 Ashmolean After Hours: Carpe Diem! Highlights video Highlights of the Torch collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum for a special edition of After Hours as part of the Last Supper of Pompeii exhibition to celebrate all things Pompeii and ancient Rome. Highlights 13 Jan 2020
45 Princeton University Press Lectures in European History and Culture III: Stories for the future, and how to get there Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, gives the third and final lecture in the Princeton University Press Lectures in European History and Culture. Martin Puchner 20 Dec 2019
46 Princeton University Press Lectures in European History and Culture II:Think Big! A modest argument about large scales Martin Puchner gives the second lecture in the Princeton University Press Lectures in European History and Culture. Martin Puchner 20 Dec 2019
47 Princeton University Press Lectures in European History and Culture I: The Challenge of World Literature Martin Puchner, the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, gives the first of the Princeton University Press Lectures. Martin Puchner 20 Dec 2019
48 Humanities Light Night - Oxford Research Unwrapped! Highlights of the Humanities Night Light event. Tom Crawford 19 Dec 2019
49 Discovering the identity of plants in art We are surrounded by artistic images of plants. These may be symbolic, decorative or functional. They tell us about the plants important in peoples' lives. Stephen Harris 17 Dec 2019
50 The Meaning of Carpe Diem How "seize the day" does not get CLOSE to capturing the power of the poet Horace's words Llewelyn Morgan 17 Dec 2019
51 Supping and Sacrificing in Pompeii's Gardens The archaeological evidence of garden dining spaces in Pompeii’s houses, restaurants, and tombs reveals complexities of both Roman dining practices and the meaning of the Roman garden Janet Dunkelbarger 17 Dec 2019
52 Gorgons, gods and gladiators: how to decorate a Pompeian wall This interactive talk explores the myths, legends and scenes of daily life that Romans painted and scratched onto the walls of their houses. Alison Pollard 17 Dec 2019
53 Last Supper in Pompeii: An introduction to the Pompeii Exhibition Exploring the narrative of the show through a selection of highlighted objects Ilaria Perzia 17 Dec 2019
54 Post-Conflict Landscapes 22 Nov 2019 Buildings and Collections panel Sarah Kay (National Trust), 'Conflict and Conscience project' and Professor Lynda Mugglestone (Oxford), 'Langscapes of War'. Sarah Kay, Lynda Mugglestone 11 Dec 2019
55 Post-Conflict Landscapes 22 Nov 2019 Seascapes panel Professor Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford), Writing after Waterloo: Jane Austen’s Late Fiction and Jonathan Wallis and Kiki Claxton (National Trust), 'Easington Colliery: Conflict in the Landscape'. Kathryn Sutherland, Jonathan Wallis, Kiki Claxton 11 Dec 2019
56 Post-Conflict Landscapes 22 Nov 2019 Landscapes panel Professor Christiana Payne (Oxford Brookes), 'Artists and Trees in the Post-Conflict Landscape' and Ian Barnes (Head of Archaeology, National Trust), 'The Long-Term Impact of Conflict on the UK Landscape'. Christiana Payne, Ian Barnes 11 Dec 2019
57 Book at Lunchtime: Celebrity Culture and the Myth of Oceania An intriguing case study on how popular images of Oceania, mediated through a developing culture of celebrity, contributed to the formation of British identity both domestically and as a nascent imperial power in the eighteenth century. Ruth Scobie, Wes Williams, Ros Ballaster, Anna Senkiw 10 Dec 2019
58 The Million-Dollar Maths Equations Discover the Navier-Stokes Equations, which not only model the movement of every fluid on Earth, they also have a $1-million prize for a correct solution. Tom Crawford 10 Dec 2019
59 Unveiling the secrets and mysteries of French novels (1789-1820) Dr Fanny Lacote will lift the veil on the secrets and mysteries contained within the unknown French literary production published during a turbulent period in History. Fanny Lacote 10 Dec 2019
60 Cuneiform Discoveries from Ancient Babylon In ancient Iraq, scribes used cuneiform (wedge-shaped) script to write hundreds of thousands of texts in the Sumerian and Akkadian languages on clay tablets. Frances Reynolds 10 Dec 2019
61 Discovering Music Many people love classical music heard on the radio or in concert. But they know less about the manuscripts that performers use, and that show us how the composer created their music. Jo Bullivant 10 Dec 2019
62 The World in a Box: Cabinets of Curiosity Professor Das tells the story of the age when Britain first learnt how to collect, and of how that obsession with discovering secrets and collecting curiosities transformed the way we see the world and our place within it. Nandini Das 10 Dec 2019
63 Discovering Daily life in ancient Southern Babylonia In this talk Professor Jacob Dahl will narrate a day in the life of an ordinary Babylonian person, not a king or a scribe, but a labourer working the fields of southern Babylonia. Jacob Dahl 10 Dec 2019
64 Secrets from Missing Manuscripts Oxford’s libraries house many beautiful books copied by hand before the arrival of print. What, though, about the many more books from the past which have not survived? Daniel Sawyer 10 Dec 2019
65 AI and Creativity How does AI interact with creativity? Watch this fascinating panel discussion with mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, composer Emily Howard and Sarah Ellis, the RSC's Director of Digital Development. Marcus du Sautoy, Emily Howard, Sarah Ellis, Rana Mitter 27 Nov 2019
66 Chineke! Championing Change and Celebrating Diversity in Classical Music Chineke! Founder Chi Chi Nwanoku OBE talks about her orchestra of majority BME musicians. Chi Chi Nwanoku OBE, Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey 20 Nov 2019
67 Book at Lunchtime: India, Empire and First World War Culture TORCH Book at Lunchtime event on India, Empire and First World War Culture by Professor Santanu Das. Held on 20th November 2019. Santanu Das, Yasmin Khan, Laura Marcus, Jay Winter 20 Nov 2019
68 Supriya Chaudhuri, Significant Lives: biography, autobiography, gender, and women's history in South Asia Chaired by Elleke Boehmer. Supriya Chaudhuri 18 Nov 2019
69 How to write a southern life: Ethics and writing practices Eduardo Lalo, Elleke Boehmer, Jonny Steinberg and Premilla Nadasen give a talk for the Southern Biographies event. Chaired by, Hélène Neveu Kringelbach. Eduardo Lalo, Elleke Boehmer, Jonny Steinberg, Premilla Nadasen 18 Nov 2019
70 Southern Biographies: epistemologies, methodologies, theoretical perspectives Joy Owen, Marcio Goldman, Ramon Sarro and Santanu Das give talks as part of the Southern Biographies event. Chaired, Thomas Cousins. Joy Owen, Marcio Goldman, Ramon Sarró, Santanu Das 18 Nov 2019
71 Book at Lunchtime: Chaucer: A European Life TORCH Book at Lunchtime event on Chaucer: A European Life by Professor Marion Turner. Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held fortnightly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. Marion Turner, Bart van Es, Helen Swift, John Watts 15 Nov 2019
72 Creative Commons Literary Allusion in Harry Potter J.K. Rowling’s imagination is fired by the past. How do historical objects illuminate the real-world sources of her ideas? Beatrice Groves, Victoria McGuinness 11 Oct 2019
73 Lande: The Calais 'Jungle' and Beyond Book at Lunchtime seminar held on 16th October 2019. Dan Hicks, Sarah Mallet, Wes Williams, Leonie Ansems de Vries 06 Oct 2019
74 Storming Utopia This event is an Oxford Public Engagement with Research and part of a Knowledge Exchange project. Organised by Professor Wes Williams (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages) and Richard Scholar (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages). Wes Williams, Richard Scholar, Amantha Edmead, Erin Maglaque 14 Aug 2019
75 People's Landscapes: Living in Landscapes A roundtable discussion explore landscape as a space for living, considering the pressures on land from population growth and discussing questions of preservation vs. development. Alice Purkiss, Lucy Footer, Ingrid Samuel, Crispin Truman 23 Jul 2019
76 People's Landscapes: Future Landscapes A roundtable discussion consider future landscapes in the context of food, farming and conservation. Alice Purkiss, Helen Antrobus, Anita Weatherby, Sue Cornwell 23 Jul 2019
77 Knowledge Exchange Showcase - Understanding Visitor Engagement of Free Heritage Sites Using Social Media Kathryn Eccles (Oxford Internet Institute), gives a talk on her Knowledge Exchange research project on using social media data to understand visitor engagement at heritage sites. Kathryn Eccles 15 Jul 2019
78 Knowledge Exchange Showcase - Understanding Postgraduate Medical Ethics Education Andrew Papanikitas Primary Care Health Sciences and John Spicer Health Education England give a talk on their Knowledge Exchange research project on teaching ethics to medical students. Andrew Papanikitas, John Spicer 15 Jul 2019
79 Knowledge Exchange Showcase - Refugee Heritage: the Archaeology of the Calais 'Jungle' Sarah Mallet School of Archaeology and Louise Fowler Museum of London Archaeology give a talk for the Knowledge Exchange Showcase on their research on the Calais migrant camp known as the Jungle. Sarah Mallet, Louise Fowler 15 Jul 2019
80 Knowledge Exchange Showcase - Jewish Country Houses Abigail Green (Faculty of History), Nino Strachey (National Trust), and Silvia Davoli, (Strawberry Hill House) give a presentation on their Knowledge Exchange research project on Jewish Country Houses Abigail Green, Nino Strachey, Silvia Davoli 15 Jul 2019
81 Episode 16: 'The Rough and the Refined: Sensing the Luxurious and the Everyday' – PART 2 Dr Juanjo García-Granero (Postdoctoral Researcher, Archaeology) explores the senses in grand and ordinary living, through examining a Minoan cooking vessel. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Juanjo García-Granero, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
82 Episode 15: 'The Rough and the Refined: Sensing the Luxurious and the Everyday' – PART 1 Clare Gardom (DPhil Student, Classics) explores the senses in grand and ordinary living, through examining textiles from Classical Egypt. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Clare Gardom, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
83 Episode 14: 'Making Sense of Death' – PART 2 In this episode, Alexis Gorby (DPhil Student, Archaeology) looks at glass from the Roman catacombs to explore how ancient and contemporary cultures use the senses to make sense of death. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Alexis Gorby, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
84 Episode 13: 'Making Sense of Death' – PART 1 Dr Carrie Ryan (Postdoctoral Researcher, Anthropology) uses Angela Palmer’s Ashmolean Mummy Boy 3 to explore how ancient and contemporary cultures use the senses to make sense of death. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Carrie Ryan, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
85 Episode 12: 'Stripping Back to Sharpen the Senses: A Holy Face and a Waterfall Vase' – PART 2 Yayoi Teramoto Kimura (DPhil Student, Computational Neuroscience) focuses on a twentieth-century Japanese vase to demonstrate how artists can engage our senses through a pared down approach. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Yayoi Teramoto Kimura, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
86 Episode 11: 'Stripping Back to Sharpen the Senses: A Holy Face and a Waterfall Vase' – PART 1 Eleanor Townsend (DPhil Student, History of Art) focuses on a seventeenth-century Spanish painting to demonstrate how artists can engage our senses by focusing on a pared down approach. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Eleanor Townsend, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
87 Episode 10: 'Sights for Sore Eyes: Reading the Senses in Religious and Cultural Pilgrimage' – PART 2 Jasmine Proteau (DPhil Student, History) uses an eighteenth-century carriage clock to explore the significance of the senses in reading and travelling to centres of culture and spiritual salvati. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast Jasmine Proteau, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
88 Episode 9: Sights for Sore Eyes: Reading the Senses in Religious and Cultural Pilgrimage' – PART 1 Raphaela Rohrhofer (DPhil Student, English) uses the Alfred Jewel and the reliquary casket of St Thomas Becket to explore the significance of the senses in reading and travelling. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Raphaela Rohrhofer, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
89 Episode 8: 'Altered States of Body: The Power of the Senses in Ritual and Revelry' – PART 2 In this episode, Helena Guzik (DPhil Student, History of Art) analyses Indian pilgrim stamps to show how objects have the power to transform us, engaging the senses to alter the body. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Helena Guzik, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
90 Episode 7: 'Altered States of Body: The Power of the Senses in Ritual and Revelry' – PART 1 In this episode, Dr Hugo Shakeshaft (Postdoctoral Researcher, Classics) analyses a Greek symposium cup to show how objects have the power to transform us, engaging the senses to alter the body. Further reading:https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Hugo Shakeshaft, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
91 Episode 6: 'Sensory Intoxication: Getting Drunk From Oxford to Iran' – PART 2 Jonny Lawrence (DPhil Student, Oriental Institute) looks at an Iranian tile scene to explore how drunkenness and intoxication play a big role in the visual culture of the senses. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Jonny Lawrence, Christy Callaway-Gale 12 Jul 2019
92 Episode 5: 'Sensory Intoxication: Getting Drunk from Oxford to Iran' – PART 1 Sian Witherden (DPhil Student, English) uses a medieval puzzle jug to explore how drunkenness and intoxication play a big role in the visual culture of the senses. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Sian Witherden, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
93 Episode 4: 'The Senses and Disease: A Renaissance Perfume Burner and a Victorian Poisonous Bookcase' – PART 2 In this episode, Amélie Bonney (DPhil Student, History of Science) examines a toxic Victorian bookcase to discover the sensory world of disease. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Amélie Bonney, Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
94 Episode 3: 'The Senses and Disease: A Renaissance Perfume Burner and a Victorian Poisonous Bookcase – PART 1 In this episode, Christy Callaway-Gale (DPhil Student, Medieval and Modern Languages) examines a Renaissance Italian perfume burner to discover the sensory world of disease. Further reading: https://www.talkingsenseoxford.com/podcast. Christy Callaway-Gale, Jonny Lawrence 12 Jul 2019
95 Delius and the Sound of Place Book at Lunchtime: Delius and the Sound of Place Daniel Grimley, Philip Bullock, Peter Franklin, Alexandra Harris 28 Jun 2019
96 Creative Commons The Gut-Brain Connection Why is digestive health so central to our understanding of who we are? How has this changed since the nineteenth century? How did Victorians perceive the gut-brain connection? What does science tell us now? Emilie Taylor-Brown, Katerina Johnson 24 Jun 2019
97 Creative Commons A Networked Age What does it means to live in a networked age? Was the electric telegraph a forerunner of the internet? Have the benefits of new means of communication been universal? Is the long-awaited ‘global village’ still on the horizon? Grant Blank, Jean-Michel Johnston 24 Jun 2019
98 Creative Commons Surgical Consent How has the relationship between doctor and patient changed since the nineteenth century? Did Victorian surgeons take their patients’ wishes seriously? How have the regulations surrounding surgical consent changed? Ashok Handa, Sally Frampton 24 Jun 2019
99 Compassion's Edge Book at Lunchtime: Compassion's Edge, Winner of the 2018 Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize. Katherine Ibbett, Lorna Hutson, Teresa Bejan, Emma Claussen 18 Jun 2019
100 Veteran Poetics Book at Lunchtime: Veteran Poetics: British Literature in the Age of Mass Warfare, 1790–2015 Suzan Kalayci, Kate McLoughlin, Santanu Das, Elleke Boehmer 12 Jun 2019