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1 Creative Commons The early medieval history of Ukraine: mythology and historical logics The history of early Slavs as a point for debunking historical misconceptions that benefit one state at the expense of another. Andrii Pastushenko 12 May 2023
2 Friendship Associate Professor Nuha al-Sha’ar speaking on ‘Friendship in Islamic Ethical Political Thought: Foundations and Modern Implications’ // Associate Professor SherAli Tareen speaking on ‘Debating Hindu-Muslim Friendship After Empire’ Faisal Devji, Nuha al-Sha’ar, SherAli Tareen 20 Jan 2023
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 Creative Commons The First World War, India and Empire Professor Santanu Das discusses the complexity of commemoration, the messiness of history and the role of scholarly emotion with Kate McLoughlin. Kate McLoughlin, Santanu Das 27 Mar 2020
9 Empires of the Mind Book at Lunchtime: Empires of the Mind Robert Gildea, Rana Mitter, Faridah Zaman, Philip Bullock 29 Jan 2020
10 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
11 Creative Commons Race and Empire, 1660-1760 Ruth Scobie lectures on race and empire, 1660-1760. Ruth Scobie 14 Mar 2019
12 Creative Commons Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule Margot Finn speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 24 April 2018. Margot Finn 21 Jun 2018
13 Creative Commons Hindu Militarism, P.D. Tandon and the Politics of Scale in 1940s Uttar Pradesh William Gould speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 21 February 2017 William Gould 16 Feb 2018
14 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
15 Creative Commons On the Colonisation of India: Public Meetings, Debates and Disputes (Calcutta 1829) Professor Chaudhuri speaks at the South Asia Seminar on a public meeting held in Calcutta, on December 15th, 1829. Rosinka Chaudhuri 16 Jun 2016
16 Empire and Identity: Imperial Rule and Peoplehood across Time and Place A round table discussion of empire's role in identity formation across time and place. Miles Larmer, Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard, Bryan Ward-Perkins, Florian Schwarz 25 May 2016
17 The building bricks of an empire The bricks that built the Roman Empire Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia 21 Sep 2015
18 Engineering the Empire: "Comprehensive Development" in Japan's Colonial Borderlands Professor Aaron S. Moore, Arizona State University gives a talk at the Nissan Institute. Aaron S. Moore 22 Jun 2015
19 Creative Commons Reparations and the End of Empire Daniel Butt talks about the practicalities of the paying of reparations for acts committed in the decline of Empire Daniel Butt, Elizabeth Frazer 04 Apr 2014
20 Comparative Literature, Britain and Empire Joep Leerssen on Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Philologists: Comparative Literature between National Ethnicity and Global Empire. Joep Leerssen, Ritchie Robertson 22 Oct 2013
21 Literature in the World Ritchie Robertson on Weltliteratur before Goethe; Wen-Chin Ouyang's response; Sowon Park on world literature and the pan-Asian empire. Ritchie Robertson, Sowon Park 22 Oct 2013
22 Empire and Globalisation: A Cultural Economy of the British World, 1850 to 1914 - Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar Andrew Thompson, Prfoessor of Modern History, University of Exeter, gives a talk for the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar series. Andrew Thompson 09 Jul 2012
23 The Power of Speech: Orality, Oaths and Evidence in the British Atlantic World, 1630-1830 - Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar Professor Miles Ogborn, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London, gives a talk for the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar series. Miles Ogborn 02 Feb 2012
24 Creative Commons Europe's Muslim Passions - Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar Faisal Devji, Reader in Indian History, Oxford, gives a talk for the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar. Faisal Devji 02 Feb 2012
25 The Pivot of Empire: The War of the Spanish Succession, Party Politics, and the Shaping of the British Empire Having rewritten the historiography of the Glorious Revolution in his most recent work, 1688: the first modern revolution, Professor Pincus (Yale) is now considering the later seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Steven Pincus 13 Jul 2011
26 Feeling stressed? This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to the phenomenon of stress. Sloan Mahone gives a historical perspective on the topic, Ian Brown presents latest findings on occupational stress and John Morris covers stress from a physiological perspective. Sloan Mahone, Ian Brown, John Morris 09 Dec 2009