Ashmolean podcasts

Felas Octavi

New research reveals that this sling bullet is much ruder than previously thought. Prof. Alison Cooley discusses this...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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