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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
'Magic and the Sense of Place' Conference
2013 Carnegie-Uehiro-Oxford Ethics Conference: Happiness and Well-Being
A Writer's War
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art lectures
African(a) and South Asian Philosophies
Alan Turing on Computability and Intelligence
Ancient Egyptian Poetry
Ancient History HT2015: Digital Classics
Approaching Shakespeare
Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America
Art and Action: The Intersections of Literary Celebrity and Politics
Bio-Ethics Bites
Broadcast Media
Buddhist Studies at Oxford
Cantemir Institute
Censorship in Literature in South Africa
Centre for the Study of the Book
Challenging the Canon
Chaucer for Beginners
Cultural Connections: exchanging knowledge and widening participation in the Humanities
D.H. Lawrence
David Hume (2018)
Death at the Museum
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
Diplomacy and culture at the Ottoman Court
Diseases in Dialogue
Edward Lear's Feelings
Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius: A Story in Five Places
English at Oxford
English Graduate Conference 2012
Ethics in AI
Euthydemus - Platonic Dialogue
Exploring Humanities - The Ertegun Scholarship Programme
Faculty of Classics
Faculty of English - Introductions
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Fantasy Literature
Folk Tunes and Englishness
From Conscience to Robots: Practical Ethics Workshops
Gender and Authority
General Linguistics Seminar
General Philosophy
General Philosophy (2018)
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
Hensley Henson Lectures 2018 - Thomas Cromwell: Enterprising Reformation
Hensley Henson Lectures 2019 Art, Craft and Theology: Making Good Words
History Faculty
History of Art Radio Hour
History of Art: Careers in Arts and Heritage
History of Art: Slade Lecture Series
History of Art: Special Lectures and Research Seminars
History of Art: Terra Foundation Lecture Series in American Art
History of Art: Undergraduate Course Lectures
History of the Eighteenth Century in Ten Poems
How Epidemics End
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
Is the playwright dead?
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
Literature, democracy and transitional justice
Medea, a performance history: APGRD eBooks
Medieval English
Medieval German Studies
Mesoamerican Manuscripts
Metaphor: Philosophical Issues
Modern Fairies
Modern Languages Inaugural lectures
MOVING, TEACHING, INSPIRING: The National Trust and University of Oxford in the 21st Century
MSt English Language
Musical Abstracts
Narrative Futures
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 Spanish Literature Podcast
Oxford Writers' House Talks
Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
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 A.E. Stallings
Poetry with Simon Armitage
Post-Conflict Landscapes
Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation
Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies
Practical Ethics Bites
Practice Makes… the Oxford Reimagining Performance Podcast
Professor of Poetry
Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities
Putting magic in place: a knowledge exchange event
Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today
Reformation 2017
Regional Classics
Reid's Critique of Hume
Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD Podcast
Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD public lectures
Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment
Renegotiations of History in light of the 'Greek Crisis'
Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction
Rethinking Moral Status
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 (ePub format)
Sleep and the Rhythms of Life
Social Media and Faith
Spain: 1959 - 1992
Staging Shakespeare
Staying Alive: Poetry and Crisis
Stories, Spaces and Societies - Globalising and Localising the Great War
Talking Sense
Taylor Lecture
Teaching the Codex
Teaching to Transgress
Textual Therapies
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 Global History of Capitalism
The King James Bible Lecture Series
The Many Lives of Benjamin Disraeli
The New Madhyamaka
The Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership
The Oxford Sound Album
The Oxford/Berlin Creative Collaborations
The Pandemic Ethics Accelerator Podcasts
The Remedy
The Value of Humanities
The View from Above: Structure, Emergence, and Causation
The Zaharoff Lecture
Their Finest Hour
Theology Faculty
Thinking Out Loud: leading philosophers discuss topical global issues
Tibetan Graduate Studies Seminar
Tolkien at Oxford
TORCH Post-Show Conversations
TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
Traces of the White Rose
Transforming Nineteenth-Century Historically Informed Practice
Translation and Medical Humanities
Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Uehiro Lectures: Practical solutions for ethical challenges
Unconscious Memory
Unlocking Late Schumann
Valentine's Day at Oxford
Voltaire Foundation
War and Representation
Was there a Russian Enlightenment?
What is Tragedy?
What is Translation?
What next after your PhD? Getting published in journals and getting your first academic job
Women in Oxford's History (Series One)
Women's Responses to the Reformation
Writers in Dialogue
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2753 The Vagueness of Demandingness Objections A St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, recorded at St Cross College, Oxford in February 2024. Marcel van Ackeren 28 Mar 2024
2752 Creative Commons 2023 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Knowledge and Achievement as Public Policy Goals (3 of 3) A recording of the third and final of Professor Hurka's rescheduled lectures, series title Knowledge and Achievement: Their Value, Nature, and Public Policy Role Thomas Hurka 15 Mar 2024
2751 Creative Commons 2023 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Degrees of Value in Knowledge and Achievement (2 of 3) A recording of the second of Professor Hurka's rescheduled lectures, series title "Knowledge and Achievement: Their Value, Nature, and Public Policy Role" Thomas Hurka 15 Mar 2024
2750 Creative Commons 2023 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Knowledge and Achievement as Organic Goods (1 of 3) A recording of the first of Professor Hurka's rescheduled lectures, series title "Knowledge and Achievement: Their Value, Nature, and Public Policy Role" Thomas Hurka 15 Mar 2024
2749 Creative Commons Dance Music, Wakefulness and Embodied Rhythm – Part 4 How could different types of music be used in therapy? Oxford medical graduate and working musician and DJ Michael Diamond discusses the features of different music genres types of music and their therapeutic potential. Eric Clarke, Michael Diamond 22 Feb 2024
2748 Creative Commons Dance Music, Wakefulness and Embodied Rhythm – Part 3 How can electronic dance music tools and techniques be used to manipulate music for psychological ends, for example to enhance sleep? Eric Clarke, Michael Diamond 22 Feb 2024
2747 Creative Commons Dance Music, Wakefulness and Embodied Rhythm – Part 2 How does a DJ use different music to engage listeners, from a neuropsychological perspective? Professor Eric Clarke (Emeritus Professor of Music at Oxford) and Michael Diamond (Oxford medical graduate and musician/DJ) discuss. Eric Clarke, Michael Diamond 22 Feb 2024
2746 Creative Commons Dance Music, Wakefulness and Embodied Rhythm – Part 1 What's the relationship between music and the rhythms of our lives? Professor Sally Shuttleworth asks Professor Eric Clarke (Music at University of Oxford) and Michael Diamond (Oxford medical graduate and musician/DJ) to discuss. Sally Shuttleworth, Eric Clarke, Michael Diamond 22 Feb 2024
2745 Legacies In this final episode, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd explore the enduring legacies of the White Rose, with contributions from students, academics, and authors working on this remarkable resistance group. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd 21 Feb 2024
2744 Mr Eugenides after the Burning of Smyrna: George Seferis and The Waste Land A.E. Stallings gave a lecture as the Oxford Professor of Poetry on 15 February 2024. She talked on Mr Eugenides after the Burning of Smyrna: George Seferis and The Waste Land Alicia Stallings 20 Feb 2024
2743 A Vital Practice: Translating Narrative Prothesis in Émile Zola’s L’Assommoir Magdala Jeudy demonstrates her practice of translation with an episode from Emile Zola's L'Assommoir that raises many questions about conscious and unconscious translation practices. Magdala Lissa Jeudy 12 Feb 2024
2742 Creative Commons Love's Labour's Lost Emma Smith continues her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on the play Love's Labour's Lost. Emma Smith 12 Feb 2024
2741 Creative Commons Chaucer 6 - Chaucer’s legacy Professor Marion Turner looks at Chaucer's legacy and the changes in societal perception of Chaucer. She also looks at online resources to help the beginner study Chaucer. Marion Turner, Karen Carey 08 Feb 2024
2740 Creative Commons Chaucer 5 - The Language of Chaucer Professor Marion Turner delves into Geoffrey Chaucer's language and writing style. Chaucer championed a vernacular English form of writing, a departure from the prevalent use of Latin or French in poetry and the law. Marion Turner, Karen Carey 08 Feb 2024
2739 Creative Commons Chaucer 4 - The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale Professor Marion Turner introduces one of the most famous and intricate tales from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales – "The Wife of Bath." Marion Turner, Karen Carey 08 Feb 2024
2738 Creative Commons Chaucer 3 - The Miller’s Tale Professor Marion Turner introduces the ribald and humorous world of one of the Canterbury Tales' most famous stories – "The Miller's Tale." Marion Turner, Karen Carey 08 Feb 2024
2737 Creative Commons Chaucer 2 - An Introduction to the Canterbury Tales Professor Marion Turner provides an in-depth exploration of Geoffrey Chaucer's classic work, the Canterbury Tales. Marion Turner, Karen Carey 08 Feb 2024
2736 Creative Commons Chaucer 1 - An Introduction to the life and times of Geoffrey Chaucer In the introductory episode of "Chaucer for Beginners,” expert Professor Marion Turner introduces the life of writer Geoffrey Chaucer, shedding light on his background and life in 14th century England. Marion Turner, Karen Carey 08 Feb 2024
2735 Conference Highlights A short film highlighting the two day Translation and Medical Humanities Conference 2023 Trish Greenhalgh, Nicola Gardini, Charles Briggs, Mona Baker 04 Jan 2024
2734 Into the Translation Zone Marta Arnaldi introduces the idea that medical humanities is a fundamentally translational field. This vision reshuffle, and invites us to rethink, our beliefs of what counts as science, practice, and/or knowledge. Marta Arnaldi 04 Jan 2024
2733 I shiver a little, I shudder a little:” Gist Translation and Uncanny Bodily Knowledges A moving scholarly exploration and poetic performance. Alison Phipps, Tawona Sitholé 04 Jan 2024
2732 Working Knowledge and the Duality of Uncertainty: Translating Heterogeneous Knowledge Networks in Long Covid Clinics In this keynote speech, Trish Greenhalgh uses ideas of translation to analyse, make sense of, and bring under a unified lens the heterogenous knowledge networks at play in long-covid clinics. Trish Greenhalgh 03 Jan 2024
2731 Conversations Across the Translational Medical Humanities The speakers outline the possibilities and implications catalysed by rethinking translation and medical humanities as continuous, ever-changing, and synergistic fields. Marta Arnaldi, Charles Briggs, Charles Forsdick, John Ødemark 03 Jan 2024
2730 Translating Symbolism into Precision Medicine A fascinating exploration of the likenesses between cellular and verbal communication, and their impact on the insurgence of disease. Banafshé Larijani 03 Jan 2024
2729 Health Rhymes with Death Nicola Gardini challenges the idea that health is the opposite of disease. Nicola Gardini 03 Jan 2024
2728 Translation and Medical Humanities: Personal Narratives, Scholarly Journeys, and Visions The speakers share their disciplinary journeys (and crossings) by outlining the ways in which they came to research translation and medical humanities independently and collaboratively, as separate areas and as a unified field. Marta Arnaldi, Eivind Engebretsen, Charles Forsdick, John Ødemark 03 Jan 2024
2727 Health, Ecology and Activism: The Dark Side of Translation Mona Baker’s key note examines the work of recently founded groups of volunteer translators who focus on the intersection of health and the environment. Mona Baker 03 Jan 2024
2726 Medical Humanities’ Translational Core: Remodeling the Field Marta Arnaldi helps us imagine medical humanities as a fundamentally translational field. She envisions ways of thinking translationally about health and disease, while also pinpointing potential risks and likely areas of failure. Marta Arnaldi 03 Jan 2024
2725 Bodies in Translation: Towards a Translational Medical Humanities Professor John Ødemark outlines the key ideas underpinning the Bodies in Translation project and its role in shaping a translational medical humanities imagination. John Ødemark 03 Jan 2024
2724 Incommunicable: Toward Communicative Justice in Health and Medicine This keynote lecture approaches issues of translation by decolonizing dominant conceptions of language and medicine. It proposes collaborations aimed at creating incommunicability-free zone that promote communicative justice in health and medicine. Charles Briggs 03 Jan 2024
2723 J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Philologist A talk by Professor Simon Horobin on Tolkien's long-standing career and interest in philology as part of the Tolkien 50th Commemoration seminar series. Simon Horobin 11 Dec 2023
2722 Tolkien and Beowulf A talk by Dr Laura Varnam on Tolkien's long engagement with the Old English poem 'Beowulf' as part of the Tolkien 50th Commemoration seminar series. Laura Varnam 11 Dec 2023
2721 A Heroic History of the Elves: Tolkien’s “lost” Mythology of England? A talk by PhD candidate Grace Khuri, University of Oxford, on Tolkien's Elvish history and English 'mythology', as part of the Tolkien 50th Commemoration seminar series. Grace Khuri 11 Dec 2023
2720 Tolkien and the Classics A talk by Professor Giuseppe Pezzini on the influences of Classical Literature on Tolkien. [Audio only] Giuseppe Pezzini 11 Dec 2023
2719 Peak Middle-earth: Why Mount Doom is not the climax of 'The Lord of the Rings' Audio only recording by Dr Michael Ward, Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford, as part of the Tolkien 50th Commemoration seminar series. [Audio only] Michael Ward 08 Dec 2023
2718 How to write 'The Lord of the Rings' A lecture by Dr S Lee as part of the Tolkien 50th Commemoration seminar series. Stuart Lee 08 Dec 2023
2717 Unseen Beings and Tibetan Eco-Daemonology Erik Jampa Andersson's presentation delves into the intricate world of Tibetan eco-daemonology and advocates for a deeper understanding of Traditional Ecological Knowledge Erik Jampa Andersson 24 Nov 2023
2716 The Bat Poet: Poetry as Echolocation A.E. Stallings gave her inaugural lecture as the Oxford Professor of Poetry on 20 November 2023. She talked on 'The Bat Poet: Poetry as Echolocation'. Alicia Stallings 23 Nov 2023
2715 Hegel's Enlightenment Professor Richard Bourke delivers the 2023 Annual Besterman Lecture. Richard Bourke 14 Nov 2023
2714 Creative Commons Recalibrating the Perspective on Tibetan and Himalayan History: Identity- and Nation-Building in Bhutan In this talk, Dr. Dagmar Schwerk presents the work-in-progress of her current research project, an investigation into identity- and nation-building in eighteenth-century Bhutan Dagmar Schwerk 13 Nov 2023
2713 Morality and Personality Professor Predrag uses a comparison of money and morality to explore the mutual relationship between morality and personality. Predrag Cicovacki 09 Nov 2023
2712 Part Three - Not In Vain In Part Three, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd explore the final days of the White Rose resisters with poignant excerpts from their last letters to their loved ones. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd 10 Oct 2023
2711 Part Two - Your Bad Conscience In Part Two, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd dive deeper into the resistance writings of the White Rose, and find out what happened to Sophie and Hans Scholl following their arrest by the Gestapo. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd 10 Oct 2023
2710 Part One - Out Of Reach In Part One, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd take us into the world of the White Rose. We’ll find out who they were, how they were connected, and unpack the question of what led them to resist and ultimately risk everything. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd 10 Oct 2023
2709 Traces of the White Rose: Introduction Hosts Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd set out what to expect from the series, and introduce the history of the White Rose resistance: five students and a professor who stood up to Nazism and paid with their lives. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd, Jud Newborn, Rebecca Donner 10 Oct 2023
2708 Noor Inayat Khan: the "Spy Princess" - Interview with Shrabani Basu Joseph Quinn speaks to Indian journalist, bestselling author and historian, Shrabani Basu, about the life and career of legendary SOE agent, Noor Inayat Khan. Shrabani Basu, Joseph Quinn 08 Sep 2023
2707 Soldiers of the Punjab in two world wars - Interview with Amandeep Madra Joseph Quinn speaks to Amandeep Madra, founder of the UK Punjab Heritage Association, about Pubjabi and Sikh soldiers in the British Indian Army. Joseph Quinn, Amandeep Madra 25 Aug 2023
2706 ‘Treasures’ (gter ma) and treasure-finders in Yungdrung Bön: a Tibetan tradition spanning a thousand years This talk presents an outline of the Yungdrung Bön ’Treasure’ tradition Per Kværne 09 Aug 2023
2705 The Duke of Windsor's German tutor - Interview with Emma Huber Emma Huber, German subject librarian at Oxford's Taylorian Library, speaks to Joseph Quinn about the life and career of Professor H.G. Fiedler. Emma Huber, Joseph Quinn 02 Aug 2023
2704 Northern Ireland in WW2 - TFH Collection Day at the Linen Hall, Belfast Interview with Scott Edgar at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, just after hosting the first TFH Collection Day event in Northern Ireland. Joseph Quinn, Scott Edgar 13 Jul 2023
2703 Creative Commons Yoginīs, Revelation, and Hidden Knowledge in Tantric Śaivism (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) This presentation examines Śākta transformations of conceptions of revelation and the transmission of esoteric knowledge in Mantramārga Śaivism Shaman Hatley 12 Jul 2023
2702 Creative Commons Nectar, Water, or Blood? A Buddhist History of Perceptual Relativism In this talk, Jacob Fisher presents his research on a history of the Buddhist discussions surrounding perceptual relativism, in India and Tibet Jacob Fisher 12 Jul 2023
2701 Creative Commons A Chorus of Voices Chanting the Names of Mañjuśrī Rong-zom Chos-kyi-bzang-po’s Commentary on the Nāmasaṅgīti, and Its Indian Sources Nicola Bajetta takes us through Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo's commentary on the Nāmasaṅgīti, a hymn of praise dedicated to Mañjuśrī Nicola Bajetta 12 Jul 2023
2700 Fighting Proud: Gay Men in Wartime - Interview with Stephen Bourne Interview with Stephen Bourne about the experiences of gay men in the British Armed Forces and at home during the Second World War. Matthew Kidd, Stephen Bourne 28 Jun 2023
2699 Under Fire: Black Britain in Wartime - Interview with Stephen Bourne Interview with Stephen Bourne about the contribution of black men and women in wartime Britain during the Second World War. Stephen Bourne 20 Jun 2023
2698 Counterblast! (a manifesto for poetry) Alice Oswald's final lecture as the English Faculty's Professor of Poetry. Alice Oswald 16 Jun 2023
2697 Choreographing Sophocles A podcast with Leo Aylen and David Wiles Leo Aylen, David Wiles 05 Jun 2023
2696 Stories from the Archive - Part 1 First episode of a new Their Finest Hour podcast mini-series examining a selection of stories submitted to the Online Archive. Joseph Quinn 19 May 2023
2695 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Defiant Sculpture: Isek Bodys Kingelez and Mobutu Sese-Seko’s Authenticité, 1990s Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu argues that the extravagant hypermodernity of Isek Bodys Kingelez’s architectural sculptures, as with segments of popular arts, constitute a distinctive form of imaginative resistance to official culture under Mobutu. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2694 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Drawing the Line: Obiora Udechukwu and Nigeria’s Smiling General 1980s-1990s In the 1980’s, the painter and poet Obiora Udechukwu (b. 1946), a leading figure of the Nsukka School, was at the height of his powers, with drawings and paintings celebrated for their lyrical power and trenchant social commentary. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2693 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Prison Drawing: Ibrahim El Salahi in Al Nimeiry’s Sudan, 1970s In this lecture, Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu focuses on the calligraphic figuration of Ibrahim El Salahi (b. 1930), the country’s leading modernist and onetime political prisoner. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2692 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: To speak in Parables: Dumile Feni in Hendrik Verwoerd’s South Africa, 1960s Chika Okeke-Agulu examines art & politics in 1960s South Africa paying particular attention to Hendrik Verwoerd, the self-styled “Great Induna,” & architect of Apartheid, whose assassination in 1966 slowed the triumphant march of Afrikaner racist ideology Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2691 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Gazbia Sirry and Egyptian artists in the Nasserite State, 1950s-1960s Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu follows the formal and tonal shifts in Gazbia Sirry’s work as it responded to, and was shaped by Nasser’s and post-revolutionary Egypt’s political fortunes. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2690 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: African Artists in the Age of the Big Man Okeke-Agulu presents 5 artists whose work exemplify the difficult relationship of art & power as Africa’s decolonization gave way to the emergence of undemocratic polities ruled by charismatic & repressive strongmen in the second half of the 20th century. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2689 Creative Commons Sūtra in Early Buddhist Treasure Texts (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Reinier Langelaar’s talk on early Tibetan treasure literature’s influences, inspirations, and narrative themes Reinier Langelaar 15 May 2023
2688 Sleep, Light, Architecture How can a neuroscientist and an architect help us to understand the world of sleep and the rhythms that govern our lives? Russell Foster, Ian Ritchie, Sally Shuttleworth, Ruth Abrahams 12 May 2023
2687 Early Teachings on the Four Phurpas and the Relationship between the Revelatory and Transmitted Textual Tradition (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Early teachings on the Four Phurpas in the light of the Eightfold Buddha Word, Embodying the Sugatas (bka' brgyad bde gshegs 'dus pa) revelation of Myang ral Nyi ma 'od zer (1124-1192), and the relationship between the Revelatory (gter ma) and Transmitted Cathy Cantwell 21 Apr 2023
2686 'Magic and the Sense of Place' Conference Day 3: 'Urban', 'Rome' and 'Placing the dead' Talks from Alice Huxley, Amy Blakemore, Nancy Caciola and more, under the themes 'Urban', 'Rome' and 'Placing the dead'. Alice Huxley, Todd Borlik, Amy Blakemore, Ellen Kushner 20 Apr 2023
2685 'Magic and the Sense of Place' Conference Day 2: 'Making a Place', 'Between' and 'Getting Lost' Talks from Caroline Tully, Elizabeth Garner, Gwendolyne Knight and more on the themes of 'Making a Place', 'Between' and 'Getting Lost'. Gwendolyne Knight, Sophie Page, Karen Mahony, Alex Ukolov 20 Apr 2023
2684 'Magic and the Sense of Place' Conference Day 1: Opening Session, plus 'Who Owns This Place?' and 'The New World'. Opening Session featuring Ronald Hutton and Chris Gosden, plus talks under the topics 'Who Owns This Place?' and 'The New World'. Andrew Chesnut, Dan Kline, Will Badger, Ronald Hutton 20 Apr 2023
2683 The Women behind "the Few" - Interview with Dr Sarah-Louise Miller Interview with Dr Sarah-Louise Miller about the role of the WAAF in British air intelligence. Joseph Quinn, Sarah-Louise Miller 11 Apr 2023
2682 Acknowledgements A special thank you to everyone involved in the podcast. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2681 (E10/10) The Missing Bean Sitting outside, just to the right of the entrance, facing Lincoln College. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2680 (E9/10) Walking down Mansfield Road, Holywell Street, and Broad Street From Queen Elizabeth House to Cornmarket Street, on the left-hand side. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2679 (E8/10) Walking in University Parks From the back gate at St Anne’s College, in through North Gate, and along North Walk to Lazenbee’s Ground Walk, in the middle of North Walk. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2678 (E7/10) Oxford University Museum of Natural History Sitting in the café on the gallery, at a table closest to the central court, just to the right of the till, facing the central court. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2677 (E6/10) Walking down Cornmarket Street From Carfax Tower to George Street, on the left-hand side. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2676 (E5/10) Walking through Clarendon Centre From Queen Street to Cornmarket Street, in the middle. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2675 (E4/10) Walking inside University Church of St. Mary the Virgin Down the aisle and into the Nave, back along the north corridor, and out on High Street. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2674 (E3/10) Radcliffe Square on an early summer morning Sitting outside at Vaults & Garden cafe, in the middle between the two entrances, facing Radcliffe Camera. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2673 (E2/10) Walking up Queen’s Lane and New College Lane From High Street to Catte Street, on the left-hand side. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2672 (E1/10) Bell towers telling the time on Christ Church Meadow Standing on Broad Walk, just to the left of Merton Grove, facing Christ Church Meadow. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2671 Introduction Welcome to the Oxford Sound Album. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2670 Building the digital archive A short interview with the project's technical lead, Catherine Conisbee, on building the digital archive. Catherine Conisbee 23 Mar 2023
2669 Creative Commons Exploring relationships between theory of practice and practice by looking at the Abhisamayālaṃkāra in Gelukpa scholasticism Chandra Ehm's investigation into the foundations of the Geluk monastic curriculum Chandra Ehm 17 Mar 2023
2668 Creative Commons The Transformation of Nyingma Identity: Some Key Developments in Contemporary Nyingma Monastic Education Nicholas Hobhouse on Developments in Contemporary Nyingma Monastic Education Nicholas Hobhouse 17 Mar 2023
2667 Creative Commons Is AI bad for democracy? Analyzing AI’s impact on epistemic agency Professor Mark Coeckelbergh considers whether AI poses a risk for democracy n this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar Mark Coeckelbergh 13 Mar 2023
2666 Creative Commons Forms of Buddhist treasures (re)discovered in Kalmykia (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Valeriya Gazizova's talk on several cases of ‘treasure’ concealment and discoveries in the Buddhist society of postsocialist Kalmykia Valeriya Gazizova 01 Mar 2023
2665 Exploring Rendawa’s Madhyamaka Legacy Drukgyel Tsering's talk on Rendawa Shonu Lodro (1349–1412), the famed teacher of Lama Tsongkhapa and important progenitor of Madhyamaka philosophy in Tibet Drukgyal Tsering 28 Feb 2023
2664 Creative Commons The Rgyud sde spyi rnam ascribed to Rin chen bzang po (958–1055) and its authoritative sources Sonam Choden discusses Lo tsā ba Rin chen bzang po's composition of his "General Presentation of the Tantric Systems" and its authoritative sources Sonam Choden 28 Feb 2023
2663 Anonymous and Onymous A professor of poetry talk by Alice Oswald - Hilary Term 2023 Alice Oswald, Lorna Hutson 27 Feb 2023
2662 Meandering Fortune-Graphs A professor of poetry talk by Alice Oswald - Michaelmas 2022. Alice Oswald 21 Feb 2023
2661 Creative Commons How Tibetans Received and Perceived the Yuan Edicts: Some Preliminary Observations This lecture highlights Tibetan responses to the Mongol imperial bureaucratic practices during the 14th century Penghao Sun, Trawang 15 Feb 2023
2660 Theorizing Buddhist Revelation in the Great Lamp of the Dharma Dhāraṇī Scripture (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) The Great Lamp of the Dharma Dhāraṇī Scripture and its theory on scriptual revelation in the Mahāyāna tradition. Ryan Overbey 14 Feb 2023
2659 Creative Commons A typology of modes of revelations in Chinese religious history (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Vincent Goossaert's talk on the ritual production of revelation in Chinese religious history Vincent Goossaert 14 Feb 2023
2658 Towards a textual discourse analysis of Longchenpa’s writings on Buddha nature Gregory Forgues presents his research on Longchenpa's writings on Buddha nature Gregory Forgues 10 Feb 2023
2657 Creative Commons Practice Makes… The Multi-Hyphenate Career Helen and Madeleine are joined by Frey Kwa Hawking, dramaturg and critic, and Hannah Greenstreet, playwright, critic, and academic, to talk about their varied career roles, how they interact, and why theatre matters to us. Hannah Greenstreet, Frey Kwa Hawking, Helen Dallas, Madeleine Saidenberg 09 Feb 2023
2656 A Postcard from Hitler The Project Lead, Dr Stuart Lee, discusses his most memorable finds on previous crowdsourcing projects Stuart Lee 08 Feb 2023
2655 Creative Commons Shallow Cognizing for Self-Control over Emotion & Desire In the first St Cross Special Ethics Seminar of 2023, Dr Larry Lengbeyer explores 'shallow cognizing' as a form of self-control Lawrence Lengbeyer 02 Feb 2023
2654 Introducing 'Their Finest Hour' A brief introduction by the project team to 'Their Finest Hour' Stuart Lee, Matthew Kidd, Joseph Quinn 23 Jan 2023