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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Rules and Regulations Archival film uncovers the quirky dos and don'ts that governed student life in the golden age of the 1920s and 30s. Peter Robinson 12 Apr 2024
2 Creative Commons Cycling Through Time Archive footage of cycling through the busy streets of Oxford and Cowley in the 1920s, 40s, and 50s. Peter Robinson 12 Apr 2024
3 Creative Commons St Giles' Fair The changing faces of St Giles' Fair. In this episode we look at St Giles' Fair which is held for two days in September in the heart of the city. Peter Robinson, Charlie Beesley 12 Apr 2024
4 Indian Encounters with Early Photography: Camera, Cannon, and the ‘Exhibitionary Complex’ Sean Willcox: Indian Encounters with Early Photography: Camera, Cannon, and the ‘Exhibitionary Complex’ Sean Willcox 20 Aug 2023
5 Materiality and ‘Substance’: Talbot’s experiments in photomechanical printing Francesca Strobino: Materiality and ‘Substance’: Talbot’s experiments in photomechanical printing Francesca Strobino 20 Aug 2023
6 The early history of photography in relation to three notions of “fixity”: chemistry, politics, and meaning Chitra Ramalingam: The early history of photography in relation to three notions of “fixity”: chemistry, politics, and meaning. Chitra Ramalingam 20 Aug 2023
7 Early descriptions of the process of photography Michael Pritchard: Early descriptions of the process of photography. Michael Pritchard 20 Aug 2023
8 The global engagement of two British photographers, James William Newland (1810-57) and Louisa How (1821-93) Elisa deCourcy: The global engagement of two British photographers, James William Newland (1810-57) and Louisa How (1821-93). Elisa deCourcy 20 Aug 2023
9 John Herschel’s earliest photographic trials in 1839 Olena Chervonik: John Herschel’s earliest photographic trials in 1839. Olena Chervonik 20 Aug 2023
10 Daniel Meadows - 50 years of The Free Photographic Omnibus Daniel Meadows is a pioneer of contemporary British documentary practice. A photographer, documentarian and digital storyteller. He returns to the Bodleian library to muse on his life and archive and the power of photography. Daniel Meadows 27 Jun 2023
11 What is Photography For? Social documentary photographer Jim Mortram and photographer and publisher Craig Atkinson ponder why should we care about photography? Why take photographs? Why preserve them. Helen Cooke, Jim Mortram, Craig Atkinson 05 May 2023
12 Modern Times: Photography in Britain 1800–1850 Geoffrey Batchen explores the first fifty years of photography in Britain. Geoffrey Batchen 06 Apr 2023
13 History of Art Radio Hour with Lena Fritsch Lena Fritsch is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum, where she works on exhibitions, displays and acquisitions of international art. Lena Fritsch, Geoff Batchen 16 Nov 2021
14 History of Art Radio Hour with Mette Sandbye Mette Sandbye is a Professor in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Mette Sandbye, Geoff Batchen 09 Nov 2021
15 Conversation with Maria Stepanova and Sasha Dugdale A conversation with the Moscow-based poet and prose writer Maria Stepanova and her main translator Sasha Dugdale about three volumes of Stepanova's work newly translated into English. Maria Stepanova, Sasha Dugdale, Stephanie Sandler, Oliver Ready 15 Jun 2021
16 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
17 Panel Discussion 3: Feminist Multi-taskers: Being a Photographer, a Writer and a Curator Taous Dahmini chairs a discussion with Patrizia Di Bello and Deborah Cherry Taous Dahmani, Patrizia Di Bello, Deborah Cherry 17 Nov 2020
18 Panel Discussion 2: Unveiling the Archive, Revealing Photographers Taous Dahmini chairs a discussion with Erika Lederman and Jessica Sutcliffe Taous Dahmani, Jessica Sutcliffe, Erika Lederman 17 Nov 2020
19 Panel Discussion 1: Historiography's Origin Stories Taous Dahmani chairs a discussion with Val Williams Taous Dahmani, Val Willams 17 Nov 2020
20 Fast Forward: Women in Photography Anna Fox gives an overview of Fast Forward - a research project designed to promote and engage with women in photography across the globe. Anna Fox 13 Nov 2020
21 Write or be Written Off: the work of Jo Spence (1934-1992) as photography 'theory' Patrizia Di Bello discusses the work of Jo Spence as a writer, organiser and photographer Patrizia Di Bello 13 Nov 2020
22 The Isabel Project: Uncomvering 19th Century Institutional Photographers, One Woman at a Time Erika Lederman talks about her practice and the work of the V & A museum's first in house photographer, Isabel Cowper. Erika Lederman 13 Nov 2020
23 The Helen Muspratt Archive Jessica Sutcliffe, the daughter of photographer, Helen Muspratt, give a short talk on her mother's life and career. Jessica Sutcliffe 26 Oct 2020
24 Creating History and Building Legacy (Illuminations, The Other Observers, Warworks, Signals Festival) Val Williams gives a short talk on what it is like for early women photographers in a very male dominated industry Val Williams 26 Oct 2020
25 The Terra Lectures in American Art Part 2: Regarding the Portrait: The Photographers Professor Amy M. Mooney, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor in American Art. Hosted by TORCH. Moderator: Professor Deborah Willis, Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Amy M. Mooney 16 Oct 2020
26 2020 Colin Ford Lecture Professor Larry Schaaf delivers the 2020 Colin Ford Lecture, providing a fascinating insight into his work on The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonne. Larry Schaaf 14 Feb 2020
27 Episode 5: The Cut Out In this episode, I talk to US poet Diana Khoi Nguyen (Ghost Of, 2018) about the perseverance of eels, technologies of printing, and how poetry allows for the possibility that our dead will remain present with us in one form or another. Diana Khoi Nguyen, Adriana X Jacobs 22 May 2019
28 Behind the lens: The impact and implications of visual storytelling Award-winning photojournalist and documentary maker Hazel Thompson talks about shedding light on marginalised communities around the world. Hazel Thompson 10 Dec 2018
29 Alternative Account, Mourning Family and Transformation into Life: Three Contemporary Artworks related to the Event of 28 February 1947 in Taiwan The paper discusses three contemporary Taiwanese artworks related to the tragic events of 28 February in Taiwan, presenting their emphasis on victims as crucial in understanding the process of transitional justice. Lin Chi-Ming 03 Sep 2018
30 Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2018: The Body of a Nation: (3) Modernism disfigured: cult and illicit ritual in New Mexico in the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Martha Graham Professor Miguel de Baca gives his third Terra Foundation Lecture in American Art on the works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Martha Graham. Miguel De Baca 28 Jun 2018
31 Photography and Tibet Author, Clare Harris, talks about her book on photography in Tibet - a place that has for centuries been a source of fascination for outsiders and a captivating yet troublesome subject for photographers. Clare Harris, Thupten Kelsang, Elizabeth Edwards, Geraldine Johnson 05 Apr 2018
32 Is there a future for photojournalists in the digital age? Adrian Hadland, senior lecturer, University of Stirling, gives a talk for the The Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Some videos have been edited out of the recording due to Copyright and/or distorted sound. Adrian Hadland 05 Feb 2018
33 Creative Commons Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (4) Frozen in History: The Arrival of the Kennedys at Love Field Professor David Lubin gives his final Terra Lecture in American Art on the Kennedys. David M. Lubin 28 Jun 2017
34 Photo Archives VI: The Place of Photography and the Phases of Digitisation Nina Lager Vestberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) discusses the digital condition of photography through a phase model of digitisation. Nina Lager Vestberg 09 May 2017
35 Photo Archives VI: Archive, Exhibition, Book: 'The Family of Man' Reconstituted Shamoon Zamir (New York University Abu Dhabi) discusses the 'The Family of Man' exhibition and its related archives. Shamoon Zamir 09 May 2017
36 Photo Archives VI: Archiving Royal Heirlooms: The publication of the Crown treasures of the Galerie d'Apollon (Louvre) and its materiality Pascal Griener (University of Neuchatel) discusses photographic reproductions of the French crown jewels made for their auction in 1887. Pascal Griener 09 May 2017
37 Photo Archives VI: From Trash to Treasure: Loss, Value, and the Photo Archive Catherine E. Clark (MIT) discusses the life cycle of anonymous photographic archives. Catherine E. Clark 09 May 2017
38 Photo Archives VI: Saving Space, Mediating Place: Photography and the Reproduction of Collections and Archives Estelle Blaschke (University of Lausanne) discusses the development and growth in use of microfilm during the 1920s and 1930s. Estelle Blaschke 09 May 2017
39 Photo Archives VI: Photography as Protocol Kelley Wilder (De Montfort University) discusses photography as a scientific protocol Kelley Wilder 09 May 2017
40 Photo Archives VI: The Laboratory as Photo Archive Chitra Ramalingam (Yale University) discusses photographic collections within science laboratories Chitra Ramalingam 09 May 2017
41 Photo Archives VI: Vision in Doubt: Arctic Photography, Victorian Geology, and its Anglo-American Debates Luke Gartlan (University of St Andrews) discusses Victorian arctic photography in The Arctic Regions (1873) and an unpublished album. Luke Gartlan 09 May 2017
42 Photo Archives VI: Sticking points: Photographic albums and the forgetful archives of Egyptian archaeology Christina Riggs (University of East Anglia) discusses the 'forgetfulness' of photo albums from excavations in colonial and interwar Egypt. Christina Riggs 09 May 2017
43 Photo Archives VI: The Relational Album: Photographic Networks, Anthropology, and the Learned Society Christopher Morton (University of Oxford) discusses the concept of the relational museum applied to an album from the Anthropological Society in London. Christopher Morton 09 May 2017
44 Photo Archives VI: The Archive in Transition: Reframing Josef Sudek’s Photographic Reproductions of Art Katarina Masterova (Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences) discusses the objecthood of Josef Sudek's photographic archive. Katarína Mašterová 09 May 2017
45 Photo Archives VI: Transports of Vision: Frederic Edwin Church's Photographic Collection of the Mediterranean and Middle East Frederick N. Bohrer (Hood College) discusses Frederic Edwin Church's photographic collection. Frederick N. Bohrer 09 May 2017
46 Photo Archives VI Welcome Day 2 Opening remarks on the second day of the conference. Constanza Caraffa 09 May 2017
47 Photo Archives VI Welcome Day 1 Opening remarks on the first day of the conference. Geraldine Johnson, Deborah Schultz 09 May 2017
48 Creative Commons Useful Frames and Dead Pasteboard Sarah Hook looks at Victorian photographic card portraits, and charts their appearances in novels and poems from the period. Sarah Hook 07 Jun 2016
49 Personal Relics and National Treasures: The Canonization of Julia Margaret Cameron Ellie Jones presents her Master's thesis entitled 'Personal Relics and National Treasures: The Canonization of Julia Margaret Cameron'. Ellie Jones 22 Jun 2015
50 That Other Place: Art and Alzheimer's A short video about a recent exhibition of photography and film Helen Statham, Victoria McGuinness, Nicola Onions 28 Apr 2015
51 If a picture is worth 1000 words what's a medium quality scan worth? This presentation from DHOxSS 2014 is based on the practical experience of archiving 46 thousand (plus) images taken by a Cameroonian studio photographer over a 30 years period as part of the British Library ‘Endangered Archive Programme' (EAP). David Zeitlyn 23 Jul 2014
52 Creative Commons Photo archives as historical resources: the Jeffrys and Dalrymple archives compared Professor Verkijika G. Fanso of Yaounde University in Cameroon compares two photo archives both taken around the same time, which are now held in Cambridge and South Africa Verkijika Fanso 29 Apr 2014
53 Creative Commons Fifty years of Cameroon unification: controversies and archival echoes A special lecture in Oxford by Professor Verkijika G. Fanso from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon Verkijika Fanso 29 Apr 2014
54 Astrophotography Mel Gigg, Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group, showcases some of his astrophotography. Mel Gigg 05 Dec 2013
55 Creative Commons Shot at Dawn How a contemporary photographer is addressing one of the conflict's most sensitive topics. Chloe Dewe Matthews 18 Jul 2013
56 Astro Photography Showcase Mel Gigg of the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group showcases some fantastic amateur astro-photography. Mel Gigg 16 Apr 2013
57 Telling a Story with Pictures - a Case Study from Cuba Robin Lawrance, photo-journalist, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute on 8th June 2011. Robin Lawrance 19 Jul 2011
58 Interview with Oscar F. Gil-Garcaa In this podcast Oscar F. Gil-Garcia is interviewed about his work on the photographic project 'Guatemalan forced migration: the politics of care in representing refugees'. Sean Loughna, Oscar F. Gil-Garcia 03 Jul 2008