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African Knowledge and Livestock Health

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Book at Lunchtime interview with Karen Brown and William Beinart about their book “African Knowledge and Livestock Health” Part of the "Book at Lunchtime" series at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

In Everyone's Interests - the highlights

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Panel discussion on what it means to invest in the humanities The opening event of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities' headline series, The Humanities and the Public Good, bringing together leading scholars from the arts and sciences and beyond to consider the role of the Humanities in addressing contemporary challenges. A round-table discussion introduced by Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and chaired by Professor Shearer West, Head of Humanities Division at the University of Oxford. The event begins with a short presentation by Dr Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, called In Everyone’s Interests: What it Means to Invest in the Humanities, followed by responses from, and a round-table discussion involving, one of the UK’s most eminent scientists, the chief arts writer from the Guardian, a renowned author and the director of a higher education policy think tank.

In Everyone's Interests

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Panel discussion on what it means to invest in the humanities The opening event of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)'s headline series, The Humanities and the Public Good, bringing together leading scholars from the arts and sciences and beyond to consider the role of the Humanities in addressing contemporary challenges. A round-table discussion introduced by Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and chaired by Professor Shearer West, Head of Humanities Division at the University of Oxford. The event begins with a short presentation by Dr Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, called "In Everyone’s Interests: What it Means to Invest in the Humanities", followed by responses from, and a round-table discussion involving, one of the UK’s most eminent scientists, the chief arts writer from the Guardian, a renowned author and the director of a higher education policy think tank.

Are the humanities worth investing in?

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Knowledge Exchange Fellow Oliver Cox (@OliverJWCox) from The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) asked members of the public, students and academics in Oxford whether humanities subjects are worth investing in. This question will be asked again at the opening event of TORCH's Humanities and the Public Good Series on Monday 27 January at the Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter from 5pm. Introduced by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton and chaired by the Head of the Humanities Division Professor Shearer West, the event brings together leading scholars in the humanities and sciences, and influential figures beyond academia, to consider the role of the humanities in addressing contemporary challenges.

Professor Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will give an opening presentation entitled In Everyone's Interests: What it Means to Invest in the Humanities. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion including David Willetts (Universities Minister), Hermione Lee (President of Wolfson College and Biographer), Marcus du Sautoy (Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science) and Charlotte Higgins (Chief Arts Writer, The Guardian).

Visit http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk for more information and find TORCH on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TORCHOxford.

The Trans-Atlantic, the Diaspora, and Africa

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Ngugi wa Thiong’o delivers the opening keynote lecture of the Calloloo conference 'The Trans-Atlantic, the Diaspora, and Africa' was held at Pembroke College, Oxford, in November 2013. This conference advances and challenges the newest theoretical scholarship emerging from the interdisciplinary fields of U.S.A.-derived Diaspora Studies and British-derived Trans-Atlantic Studies, as these fields have diverged and converged in relation to the idea of Africa. 'The Trans-Atlantic, the Diaspora, and Africa' also showcases African Diasporan creative writers, established and emerging, from Africa, the Caribbean, the UK, and the USA for readings in Oxford and London.

TORCH Launch

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The highlights of the launch event for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Launching The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities.

The Selden Map

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The Selden Map of China has been one of the treasures of the Bodleian Library since 1659. This film shows how this remarkable map is interpreted today by scholars from a range of different disciplines. A New Interdisciplinary Take on a Bodleian Treasure.

Early Modern Catholicism Network

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Clare Copeland and Jan Machielsen talk about a new hub to encourage, enhance, and promote research touching on all aspects of early modern Catholicism from across the academic disciplines.

HiCor: a Cross-Disciplinary Network for History and Corpus Linguistics

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Gabor Mihaly Toth talks about a network of corpus linguists, computational linguists, and historians who are aiming to study how the resources, tools and methods of corpus linguistics can be used to address important historical research questions.

Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

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Elleke Boehmer and Imaobong Umoren talk about their research network which is investigating how twentieth-century activists, artists and intellectuals challenged racially oppressive hierarchies and sought to achieve equality. Elleke Boehmer and Imaobong Umoren explore the ways in which these activists understood their lives and their acts of resistance to racially oppressive hierarchies within a global context.

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