Recordings from Oxford’s Antiquity: A Critical Reappraisal of the Study of Classics in Oxford
Recordings from Oxford’s Antiquity: A Critical Reappraisal of the Study of Classics in Oxford, a conference held in Oxford 29-30 September 2022
The Oxford’s Antiquity conference last September grappled with a paradox. The study of classical antiquity has long held a central place in the Humanities at Oxford - what is now our undergraduate Classics Degree, Literae Humaniores, was in the first Examination Statute published in 1800 - and Oxford Classics has shaped disciplinary structures far beyond our own university. It has also helped to produce abiding ideas about antiquity, feeding into national and international discourses of politics, administration, education, race, class, and empire. Yet the history of Classics at Oxford has never been told in its own terms. We believe that we cannot envisage meaningful futures for our discipline without a critical engagement with its present and its past, and so this conference was designed to open a conversation on the role Oxford Classics and Oxford Classicists play in broader stories of Classics and beyond. (Full programme here: https://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/event/oxfords-antiquity-a-critical-reappraisal-of-the-study-of-classics-in-oxford)
We are glad to make available here recordings of a number of the talks, covering teaching and research in philosophy, history, and archaeology from the nineteenth century until the present day.
Nikhil Krishnan: How Socratic is the Oxford tutorial?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUSOsO2TVBo
Richard Hingley and Martha Stewart: Oxford and Roman Britain: Haverfield to 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTXfSOOaH78
John Ma: Oxford contra mundum: Innovation and immobility in the practice of ancient history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKSBFSxTYKI
Suzanne Marchand: Herodotus vs Higher Criticism: George Rawlinson, Anglican Historian and Translator:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmGjNuEJOyg